Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
January 2018 Archive

Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman

At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm.  Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.

If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: pubmed, NIH, for researchers, NLM

We are Getting New Carpet!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:05 by Megan von Isenburg

The Library is replacing the carpet in most areas on Level 1 and Level 2R. Work will begin January 24th and take about a month. We are sorry for the mess and any disruption that this causes you!

Here are our tentative plans:

January 24 – February 9: New carpet on Level 2R
This is the hub of the Library and we recognize that the services on this floor are all very important. Our Service Desk will remain the primary point of contact for most of these two weeks. Check in with staff at the Desk for help navigating the Library during the carpet installation.

  • Computers will be temporarily relocated to Rm 212E. We will offer free printing in Rm 212E...
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Categories: Alerts

Tags: building

EndNote X8 on Mac Now Compatible with Word 2016
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:30 by Virginia Carden

The production version of EndNote X8 has now been updated to be compatible with the new version of Word (Office 2016). If you have EndNote X8, you can update to version X8.2. If you have EndNote X7, you can revert your version of Word 2016 to v15. Read more...

Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: endnote

No Access to Natural Medicines
Posted On: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 00:00 by Jamie Conklin

Access to Natural Medicines has been suspended temporarily while we negotiate a new contract through the Carolina Consortium. We will post an update when access is restored.

In the meantime, here are a few other available resources that may be useful:
•    Lexicomp (Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information)
•    About Herbs Search (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
•    Herbs at a Glance (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

We apologize for...

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Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: alternative medicine, Natural Medicines

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:42 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed Plus, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
  • The ability to craft a single search for your patient’s problem/...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus, NNT