Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

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.

Check out the Library's newest print book additions or ...

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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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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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