Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

Evolving, Transforming – Today’s Library!
Posted On: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:24 by Patricia Thibodeau

Our Medical Center Library & Archives continues to evolve and transform in physical as well as virtual ways!  We have already undergone significant changes  over the past 10 years with online databases and journals, as well as re-allocating our spaces to other functions within the Mudd building.  However, our world is still shifting due to e-books, mobile devices, and increasing use of our space. 

Here is what our future holds:

  • E-books will be our primary source for text and reference books. Print use has drastically declined while online use has skyrocketed.  We've already made a big change with the...

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Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach
Posted On: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 16:20 by Beverly Murphy

Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach
Ramona Nelson PhD and Nancy Staggers

Get on the cutting edge of informatics with this first place Information Technology/Informatics category winner in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards. Covering a wide range of skills and systems, this unique title prepares you for work in today's technology-filled clinical field. Topics include clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more.

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New Title: Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Posted On: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:17 by Beverly Murphy

Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, and Wendy R. Ostendorf

Known for its clear, comprehensive coverage of over 200 evidence-based skills, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques is a leading nursing skills reference. It features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, and an emphasis on QSEN core competencies.

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Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, & Total Turmoil
Posted On: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 13:32 by Beverly Murphy

Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil
Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca L. Volpe

Nurse managers and nurse administrators at all levels are frequently confronted by the need to manage employee issues arising from interpersonal relationships. These may include conflict (relational aggression or covert bullying), cynicism (negative work attitudes), and calamity (drama and overt antagonism). As a much needed follow up to When Nurses Hurt Nurses (2011), this book offers numerous concrete strategies for common employee challenges that nurse supervisors face.



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New Title: Nursing Leadership from the Outside In
Posted On: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:59 by Beverly Murphy

Nursing Leadership from the Outside In
Greer Glazer and Joyce Fitzpatrick

Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the History and Pubic Policy category, this innovative text moves beyond the often insular world of nurse leadership values to offer perspectives of leaders in other health care disciplines that interface with nurses. These professionals describe and analyze their interactions with nurse leaders regarding their role in quality health care delivery, patient safety, health care reform, and partnering outside the profession, along with suggested improvements.

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Practice Changing Recommendations
Posted On: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 15:08 by Brandi Tuttle

Did you know that UpToDate has a specific section called Practice Changing UpDates designed to alert readers of changes that the editorial staff think may impact clinical practice? You can easily see this list of Practice Changing UpDates by searching for "practice changing updates" or by clicking on the "What's New" link on the green tool bar and then clicking on the "Practice Changing UpDates" topic. 

How fast do these recommendations happen? UpToDate lists one example where an UpDate occured five days after the release of the results of a randomized drug trial. In general, the timing is based on the release of evidence, UpToDate's peer review process, and the clinical significance.

By the way, the "What's New" section lists selected important updates and...


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E-Books Expanded with Clinical Key
Posted On: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 01:59 by Beverly Murphy

The following electronic books are part of CllinicalKey, which has replaced MD Consult. There are more than 1000 e-books in ClinicalKey as compared to 61 in MD Consult. We hope that this expanded access will support your work and learning at Duke. These reviews are excerpted from Amazon.com.

Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors
Christopher D. M. Fletcher

Dr. Christopher Fletcher's renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance needed to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately. It provides diagnostic flow...


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Tags: e-books

Richmond House Room and Other Spaces
Posted On: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 14:55 by Patricia Thibodeau

As we announced in October, additional changes will be happening in the Library.

The Richmond House Room will become the new name for the Trent Room, which housed our historical collections for over 50 years! The name change will become official in January, but in the interim we will have a special display outside the room, as well as information within the room that traces its history and moves across the Duke Medicine campus. To read more about the history of this beautiful and important room and its connections to Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and her family, visit our October Newsletter article and our...


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Getting to Know ClinicalKey
Posted On: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 14:50 by Brandi Tuttle

ClinicalKey has replaced our old favorite MD Consult. In addition to providing a much larger number of e-books, it brings together Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other useful clinical information - all from one search!

This is some of the notable content you’ll see when searching ClinicalKey!

  • E-books: 1,000+ electronic books in medicine and surgery
  • Procedures Consult: video, text and illustrations in 5 specialties along with 312 ACGME required procedures
  • First Consult: medicine point-of-care resource with over 750 clinical monographs in 37...

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PubMed Commons
Posted On: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:46 by Leila Ledbetter

PubMed Commons
System for commenting on articles in PubMed

In October, NCBI released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed that allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. PubMed Commons was created in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.

According to NCBI, “PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will thrive with high quality interchange from the scientific community.”

PubMed Commons...


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ClinicalKey is Here!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 19:55 by Patricia Thibodeau

Search ClinicalKey Now!

MD Consult has been a key resource for e-books and other information for many years.  But over the years, Elsevier has been looking at other approaches to bring together expanded information that would be useful for clinicians as well as learners. 

ClinicalKey, Elsevier's latest product, has replaced MD Consult! It brings together a very large number of e-books, along with journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other useful clinical information. 

ClinicalKey is now live!...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: MD Consult, clinicalkey

Explore Scopus
Posted On: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 16:22 by Leila Ledbetter

Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, contains 47 million records, 70% with abstracts. 

• Over 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
• More than 4.9 million conference proceedings; 1,200 open access journals
• 100% PubMed (Medlne) coverage
    - 20+ million records back to 1996 with references
    - 20+ million pre-1996 records back to 1869
• Results from 386 million scientific Web pages
• GetIt@Duke links to full-text articles and other library resources
• Alerts to keep you up-to-date on new articles matching your search query or...


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DIHI Summit: Brookings Report on Health Care Reform
Posted On: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:35 by Patricia Thibodeau

At the Inaugural Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care, sponsored by the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), Dr. Mark McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, mentioned the Institution's report on recommendations regarding health care reform. The report, Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Health Care Reform: A Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Health Care Cost Growth, was issued in April 2013 by the Engelberg Center...


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Getting Started: Resources & Services
Posted On: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 13:55 by Beverly Murphy

Learn about accessing our online journals, databases, tutorials, videos, blog updates, and more. Let us help you get started!

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Welcome to the Start of a New Academic Year!
Posted On: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 11:04 by Beverly Murphy

Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean, welcomes new and returning residents, faculty, students and staff in the Welcome Issue of our newsletter.


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