Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
April 2019 Archive

Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:34 by Sarah Cantrell

Starting a new research project without a reporting guideline can feel daunting – a bit like driving without Google Maps. You may have a vague sense of where to go and what you need to do, but the details and street names are a bit hazy. 

Thankfully, numerous "roadmaps" for health research studies exist. The EQUATOR Network has helpfully gathered these reporting guidelines all in one convenient location and includes reporting guidelines for case reports (CARE), quality improvement studies (SRQR), observational studies (STROBE), randomized controlled trials (CONSORT), and systematic reviews (PRISMA), among others....

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: guidelines, PRISMA, CONSORT

Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton

As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research.  As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.

All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: ORCID, Scholars@Duke, scopus

PMIDs, DOIs, and PMCIDs Oh My!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle

Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.

A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.

E-Journals page

The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to content online known...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed, citations

Need Help with a Poster?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 23:24 by Leila Ledbetter

Do you have a conference, meeting, or class assignment coming up that involves creating a poster?  

If so, we can help! Check out our Poster Guide which offers best practices on poster creation, poster templates, printing options, and tutorials..

Schedule a consultation to get customized help on your project or drop us a line at medical-librarian@duke.edu!

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