Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
January 2017 Archive

Tools for Choosing Journals
Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:17 by Megan von Isenburg

Choosing a journal for your newest article is not always easy. While you may wish to publish in a high impact journal, there are many factors to consider when picking a journal to submit your latest article, such as audience and potential visibility. Here are a few of our favorite tools for identifying potentially relevant journals for your work:

  1. Web of Science or Scopus: These databases allow you to search for keywords and then analyze the results by journal or source title. This lets you see what journals publish most on certain topics.
  2. JANE: Journal / Author Name Estimator...
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Tags: journals, publishing

Broaden Your Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:56 by Megan Van Noord

Research takes time, dedication, and patience! After putting so much effort into acquiring funding, getting IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing your findings, take the next step to ensure your research makes a broader impact.

How? Follow these three steps.

    1. Update your Scholars@Duke profile! Scholars@Duke helps local and global communities connect to Duke Scholarship.
    2. Create an ORCID ID! ORCID provides you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers (very helpful for those with similar names!) and helps to identify your scholarly communications.
    3. Discover your research impact! Calculate...
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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: for researchers, ORCID, Scholars@Duke

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Posted On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:47 by Brandi Tuttle

The Library is now offering the updated 5th edition of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination which includes the Bates' Physical Examination Videos as well as OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.

In addition to the 8 hrs of video content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, this online resource also provides:

  • differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations, and likely diagnosis
  • keyword search
  • anatomy review
  • sample digital write-up of the physical examination findings
  • options to share a video with colleagues
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning for each video

The...

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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: exam, bates, video

Reference Management Tools Save Time!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 22:47 by Jamie Conklin

"I wish I'd known about this sooner!" is what people often say when they encounter EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or any other reference management tool.

Discover the wonders of easily storing, organizing, and citing your references by:

• Using this handy chart to decide which reference management tool best fits your needs
• Getting started with EndNote step-by-step
• Getting started with Zotero step-by-step

If you already use EndNote, read our...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: endnote, zotero, mendeley

Find Your H-Index Using Scopus!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:37 by Brandi Tuttle

The h-index is an author-level metric, originally proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005, to simultaneously measure productivity (number of papers published) and citation impact (number of times a paper is cited). If you’re interested, you can read Hirsch’s original proposal for the h-index here.

For a particular scholar, their h-index is the number of h published papers where each paper has been cited at least h times. For example, if Dr. Jane Doe has an h-index of 12, then she has published 12 papers that have each been cited at least 12 times.  The h-index attempts to measure both the productivity and the apparent scientific...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: h-index, scopus, impact, metrics