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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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.


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Posted On: Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 23:29 by Patricia Thibodeau

Scholars@Duke is a new, searchable research network and faculty directory designed to replace the aging Faculty Research Database (FReD) system. It is publicly available and designed to bring together information about the research and teaching activities of Duke faculty members.  The first phase was introduced in May and features faculty in the School of Medicine.

This tool will allow you to:

Identify Duke colleagues with similar interests
Find potential collaborators on research or teaching projects
Make your work visible to the world as well as to the Duke community
... MORE

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From the Engel Collection: Frankenstein's Cat
Posted On: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 13:42 by Beverly Murphy

This book is part of the Library’s special collection established in memory of Dr. Frank Engel, who always thought students should have other reading sources that took them beyond their medical studies.

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts
Emily Anthes

For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs that herd and hunt, housecats that look like tigers, and teacup pigs that fit snugly in our handbags.  But what happens when we take animal alteration a step further, engineering a cat that glows green under ultraviolet light or cloning the beloved family...


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What's New on the Website? Search Widget & Enhanced Blog!
Posted On: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:55 by Beverly Murphy

New Search WIdget!

A quick and easy search widget is now located at the top of every page on our Website! The widget includes more direct options for searching PubMed, Clinical Searcher (highlighed in our February 2013 issue), UpToDate, E-Journals, E-Books, the Catalog, and the Library's Website. Just click on a tab to see the various search functions available.

Enhanced Blog!

You can now search the Library's Blog by Categories and Tags, which group similar blog posts together. There is also a link to the ...


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New Archives Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 17:51 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the DUMC community, from the 1930s to the present. This new guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about the collections, how to find items, as well as suggestions of other helpful resources.


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