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Category: Resource Updates

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...


Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

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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...


Categories: Resource Updates

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...


Categories: Resource Updates

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...

Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

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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!

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: services

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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Posted On: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 08:19 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) is a free citation management tool that conveniently “lives in” your Web browser, where you do the majority of your work and research. Most commonly, Zotero works as an add-on for the Firefox browser. However, there is a Zotero standalone version that is compatible with Safari and Chrome.

Zotero is easy to use and has many of the same, as well as some unique, features as EndNote and RefWorks.  With Zotero, you can:

  • Organize & manage references into searchable collections
  • Insert citations as you write using the Zotero word-processing plug-in
  • Create formatted bibliographies in many different styles
  • Attach PDFs, notes and images to references
  • Easily add citations directly from databases...

Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: zotero, citation management, endnote, refworks

Stay on Top of the Literature with the BrowZine App
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle

Duke University Libraries is currently running a trial of BrowZine (think "browsing"), an app for ipads and Android tablets that enables you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas.  BrowZine is compatible with Zotero, Dropbox, Evernote and other services (Mendeley and RefWorks coming soon!), allowing you to organize and manage your research seamlessly.  You may also save articles to your BrowZine pin board to read even when you don’t have Internet access.

Download BrowZine to your device by following these easy steps:
  • From your iPad or Android device, download BrowZine from the App Store or...

Categories: Explore Tools, From the Literature, Resource Updates

Tags: mobile apps

Looking for Apps?
Posted On: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:00 by Megan von Isenburg

With so many dozens of apps available, finding quality apps for clinical care can be a challenge. Apple has now created an Apps for Healthcare Professionals section within iTunes.  iMedicalApps has done a nice overview and review of the collection.

Here at the Library, we have created our own collection of apps on our mobile devices guide. It includes links to apps for multiple devices and provides instructions in downloading Duke-subscribed apps...


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Tags: mobile apps

UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 17:45 by Brandi Tuttle

We know life doesn't happen only on Duke campus. Now UpToDate is available for off-campus mobile use through the UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App.  Answer your point-of-care or research questions anywhere and anytime. What's even better is that while you search UpToDate via the app (or while logged in via a personal computer), you'll earn CME credit. Ready to get started?

  1. Go to UpToDate and click on "Register" in the top right corner while on Duke campus/VPN
  2. Register and create a username/password
  3. From your mobile device, download the UpToDate app
  4. ...

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Tags: UpToDate, smartphone, mobile apps

DSM-5 Now Available Electronically
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 14:42 by Brandi Tuttle

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders. This latest edition, published May 18, 2013, comes from more than 10 years worth of effort by specialists from around the world.  This essential resource is available to the Duke community online here.


Categories: Resource Updates