Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

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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NIH Researchers - New Look for NIHMS!
Posted On: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:38 by Patricia Thibodeau

The old NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System got a facelift in January 2015. NIHMS is used to deposit and approve research manuscripts  funded by NIH and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

In addition to a new, fresh Web page design, NIH is streamlining the manuscript submission process, as well as the login procedures. The homepage now has a graphic overview of the process. Just hover over the steps for more information or links to more details.

When you enter the system, you will find a list of your manuscripts with the status for each. A PI or author must still provide the initial and final approvals steps, but there are updated...


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Password Management...The Right Way!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 18:07 by Brandi Tuttle

Are you tired of so many username and passwords? Do you use one password for more than one Website? Are your passwords not quite long or complex enough?

It's time you considered a password manager like LastPass! In December of 2013, Duke formed an agreement with LastPass and now Duke affiliates get free access to the premium version. "LastPass allows users to centrally manage their passwords by saving them to an easy-to-use "vault." Once installed in a browser, LastPass facilitates logging into sites by prompting you to save logins and filling them in for you. If you sign up for new accounts, it will help generate long, strong passwords." As a premium user, you can...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: security, passwords

Cochrane Library Has a New Look!
Posted On: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:49 by Adrianne Leonardelli

The Cochrane Library has a sleek new interface to improve your overall searching experience including:

  • Better navigation
  • Increased mobile optimization
  • Enhanced browsing capabilities

Click here to explore the updated Cochrane Library or see below for a snapshot of some of the new features.

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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New Year Thoughts About the Past Year and 2015
Posted On: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:33 by Patricia Thibodeau

2015 and the celebration of New Year’s Day is almost here! As we plan for the coming year, I have also been thinking about the past year and how our world in the Medical Center Library & Archives has continued to dynamically change in just 1 2 months.  The implementation of electronic resources and new technologies continues to allow us to alter services and resources to meet emerging and growing needs.  We have also taken a fresh look at our goals for the coming year, many of which are outgrowths of the past year’s initiatives and explorations.

Here is some of what has changed in our world:
  • Integrated search function for clinical resources into Maestro Care
  • Assisted with development of archival software for easier access...

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Library Upgrade to CINAHL Complete!
Posted On: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:03 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Many library users may be familiar with CINAHL as the core database for searching the Nursing and Allied Health Literature. The Library recently upgraded our subscription from CINAHL Plus with Full Text to CINAHL Complete. While users won't notice any changes in the searching interface, the new database includes some behind-the-scene differences worth mentioning.

CINAHL Complete Versus CINAHL Plus with Full Text


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Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
Posted On: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 22:44 by Beverly Murphy

Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Online access to the 2014 edition of Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices is available. Also known as the AORN Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines, this resource is useful for perioperative managers, educators, registered nurses, and especially those who work in ambulatory settings.

Check out the Library's ...


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Library Participates in SOM Faculty Flex Voucher Program
Posted On: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:00 by Beverly Murphy

The School of Medicine is rolling out a new Faculty Flex Voucher Pilot Program to support junior faculty members.  The Medical Center Library & Archives is participating as part of the program, which allows faculty to tap into services to support their work at a point in their career where family/childcare obligations are not as flexible.

Vouchers will be awarded for services up to $2,500 from the Library, Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), and the Communications Publications Services group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), over a 6-month period starting January 1, 2015.



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Identify Yourself: ORCID at Duke
Posted On: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:19 by Beverly Murphy

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can...


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Tags: ORCID, publishing

Ask an Archivist!
Posted On: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:36 by Jolie Braun

Did you know that Archives staff are available at the Medical Center Library to work with patrons? Even if you’re unable to make it to our off-campus facility on Christian Avenue, you can still learn about our resources and services.

Stop by our office in the Library (M-F; 9:00a-4:00p; Room 103G) to get help with your historical research and (with advance notice!) work with archival materials. To learn more, contact us at dumcarch@duke.edu.

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Welcome! New Academic Year!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 14:47 by Beverly Murphy

Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, highlights our services, resources, & special projects for new and returning residents, faculty, students, and staff in the Welcome Issue of our Newsletter.


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Bound Journals Moved to New Home!
Posted On: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:21 by Beverly Murphy

To make way for the new study spaces we are creating on Level 3, the bound (print) journals in the Medical Center Library & Archives have moved to their new home - Duke's Library Service Center on Briggs Avenue.  

This move primarily effects journals published between 1985 and 2009/10. While many of our journals are available electronically, some of the older years may not be.

Access to all our stored journals is freely available by requesting scanned copies of articles through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services. If you need assistance finding a journal...


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