Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

Summer Reading
Posted On: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 09:42 by Jamie Conklin

Hot weather is here, so that means it's time for summer reading.  No matter what your reading interests are, you're covered!

If you prefer nonfiction health and science titles, be sure to stop by and browse our Engel Collection,  where you'll find titles like these:

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine
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Are You Still Doing Your References By Hand?
Posted On: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:09 by Leila Ledbetter

Stop typing out those references!  Quit looking up where the commas are supposed to go in APA or AMA or whatever style you need to use. Avoid making piles of articles on your desktop. You should be using a reference management tool!

Reference management software can help you collect and organize your references (journal articles, books, Websites, videos, etc.), and then generate citations and bibliographies for your papers, scholarly articles, and any other publications.

There are a lot of different reference management programs that can help you gather PDFs and format your reference lists.  EndNote, RefWorks,...

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ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do...

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Duke Elements - We Can Help!
Posted On: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:54 by Brandi Tuttle

Do you manage your Duke Elements publications?

Have you received a message from Duke Elements notifying you the system has found new publications for you or that you have publications awaiting your approval?  Remember, your publications are only displayed in your Scholars@Duke profile if you have approved them in Elements. The Library can help make sure your publications are listed in your Scholars@Duke profile! 

Would you like to increase the reach of your publications?

While you are approving publications for display in your Scholars profile, you may also upload the full text of the publications for open access via the DukeSpace...

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Tags: Elements, Scholars@Duke, publications, repository, open access

Historical Materials about African Americans at Duke Medicine
Posted On: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:02 by Beverly Murphy

African American History at Duke Medicine, a guide produced by Medical Center Archives, aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are oral histories, archival collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, and publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to recommended digital resources.

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Tags: archives, black history month

UpToDate Remote Access Authentication
Posted On: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 17:23 by Brandi Tuttle

[Note: this post is about re-verifying your Duke affiliation for remote access to UpToDate and not the usual way to use UpToDate. Click here to access UpToDate.]

UpToDate has changed its remote access authentication policy requiring Duke users to log into UpToDate from the Duke network from every 30 days to every 90 days.   Hopefully this will help those working or studying away from Duke for short periods of time to easily retain access to this important resource.   

Have you gotten an email from UpToDate Support lately with the subject line "Your remote access to UpToDate has lapsed"? If you downloaded the UpToDate mobile...

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Health Literacy Tool Shed
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:20 by Jamie Conklin

Health Literacy Tool Shed
"Find the right health literacy measurement tool for your research."

The Health Literacy Tool Shed brings together more than 100 health literacy tools in one searchable database. These instruments and measures are described in published, peer-reviewed journals, and these references are linked within each record. Each record also provides key characteristics, psychometric properties, validation information, and an option to download the tool, if available. The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a collaboration among...

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Monitor Your Article's Impact: Altmetric Explorer
Posted On: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:12 by Jamie Conklin

Are you curious about how your research is talked about in news sources and social media? Do you wish there was a way to track the impact of your articles? 

Try Altmetric Explorer! Duke Libraries is piloting the Altmetric platform and its Altmetric Explorer tool as part of its ScholarWorks services for one year. Use Altmetric to see how other researchers and the general public are conversing about your research and use this information to show impact for funders and scholars.

Using PubMed IDs, DOIs, handles, and other unique identifiers, Almetric tracks mentions of scholarly articles in tweets, blog posts, news stories, and other social media outlets. To ensure Altmetric matches...

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Welcome to Duke!
Posted On: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 22:17 by Patricia Thibodeau

I want to welcome all our new faculty, learners, and staff to Duke Medicine and the Medical Center Library & Archives.  Here are my tips for a successful experience at Duke!

  • Get to know and contact our expert staff.  They are ready to help you be successful!
  • Visit our Websites and discover the vast resources available to you at Duke.
  • Find a space to study or collaborate in the Library in the Mudd building. We have everything from group rooms to individual carrels...
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Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Posted On: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:21 by Beverly Murphy

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Geoffrey R. Norman and David L. Sreiner

New for 2014, this edition includes updated information on robust estimators of the mean, the problems of multiple hypothesis testing, bootstrapping and resampling and non-parametric stats. In addition, an entirely new chapter discusses measures of incidence and prevalence, risk, morbidity and fatality rates, and more.

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Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination
Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:53 by Beverly Murphy

Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview And Tests & Measures
Stacie J. Fruth

This resource introduces physical therapy students to essential screening and examination techniques that form the foundation of their practice, across all body systems. Building on the foundational knowledge, it helps students develop clinical decision-making skills.

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Tags: e-books, physical therarpy

Finding the Evidence on Alternative Medicine
Posted On: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:15 by Brandi Tuttle

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are now collectively known as Natural Medicines. The Library subscribes to this database to give Duke affiliated healthcare providers an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

Natural Medicines provides a wealth of information including:

  • Clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings via evidence-based natural ingredient monographs
  • Over 90,000+ new commercial products, including product data and an evidence-...
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Finding Print Books Is Now Easier!
Posted On: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:39 by Beverly Murphy

All of our health and medical books are now integrated into one large collection, regardless of publication date! The merged collection starts in Room 102F (old open book stacks) with call numbers A-WF and flows into Room 102C with call numbers WG-Z. Oversize books are at the end of the collection, along with our recreational reading materials in the Engel Collection.

We will now refer to these collection areas as the STACKS and have signs guiding you between the areas. Our older materials (pre-1995) will remain in off-site stacks in the Library Service Center and can be easily recalled through the online catalog and delivered to our Library.

We hope this new “integrated” collection will make it easier to find both old and new materials...

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Duke Kunshan Library
Posted On: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:39 by Beverly Murphy

Duke opened its new campus in China last fall.  The Duke Kunshan campus now has students and a library!

While many materials available to the Kunshan community are in electronic format, the Duke Kunshan campus library does have a small collection of print materials which will appear in Duke’s online catalog.

Why are these materials unavailable to Durham campus students and faculty? The Kunshan Library collection is very small and has been selected to support the initial classes in Kunshan, such as global health and medical physics, and those materials need to remain available to students and faculty based on that campus.  In addition, shipping print materials back and forth between China and Durham, NC is both costly and time consuming.  For these...

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Duke Intercom Now Online
Posted On: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 15:21 by Jolie Braun

Duke Medicine’s primary news publication from 1953 to 1986, the Intercom, is now available online. It features information about campus construction and events, faculty and staff news, facts and figures, and articles about medical research and innovations at Duke.

The Archives collaborated with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center on this project, who digitized the first 25 years of the publication, making more than 500 issues available online. They can be accessed via MEDSpace, the Duke Medicine...

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