Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
May 2020 Archive

Remembering Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney
Posted On: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 23:46 by Rebecca Williams

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney earlier this week. Dr. Kinney was the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kinney had a long career here at Duke.

Dr. Kinney is widely known for his work as both a clinical researcher and advocate in the field of pediatric hematology. He led an NIH-funded 20 year cooperative study that defined the natural history of the sickle cell disease. He was also a champion of sickle cell screening in infants and successfully coordinated in the implementation of newborn screening for the disease in North Carolina. He then went on to help establish...

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Tags: pediatrics, history of medicine, duke history

Library Zoom Backgrounds
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:10 by Rebecca Williams

Do you miss meeting and studying in the Medical Center Library? We sure do! Instead, we are all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days. Changing your background is a great feature to hide a messy house, block that roommate in profile in the background, or just to express your own creativity and personality.

We have created several free virtual background templates for you to download and use. They feature images from the Medical Center Library and surrounding campus areas from the very beginning of the hospital up until now. We hope you enjoy them!

You can click on any of the images below to enlarge and save to your computer or you can download them directly from this Box folder....

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: Zoom, archives

Document Delivery/ILL Services Returns for Article Requests
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services have been reinstated as of Friday, May 22, 2020 to fill routine article requests. Articles that are electronically available may be easier to retrieve whereas those from older or more obscure publications may be more difficult to acquire.

If you are a Duke clinician, faculty, or staff member and have an urgent request for a full-text article(s) related to direct patient care or COVID-19, please alert us in the notes field on the request form.

We may not be able to borrow any books since most libraries have suspended book lending at this time.

Please note: Access to...

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: document delivery;

Learn to Create Visual Abstracts
Posted On: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:55 by Sarah Cantrell

Register now for this free Webinar from the AAMC!

About the Webinar:
"In this “too long, didn’t read” world, how can researchers and institutional communicators catch the eye of social media audiences and others and help them understand at a glance the main points of a journal article, conference presentation, report, or guideline? Enter the Visual Abstract – a graphic, sized for Twitter or a single PowerPoint slide, that distills key findings or conclusions into as few words, numbers, and icons as possible.

After a 2017 study showed that sharing Visual Abstracts in tweets nearly triples...

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Categories: Classes

Tags: visual abstracts

New PubMed Interface Has Launched
Posted On: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 21:57 by Sarah Cantrell

PubMed has switched to its newly designed search interface (click to connect)

Interested in learning more about the new interface? Sign up to attend one of our webinars!

New interface features include:

  • Ability to cite references quickly in your preferred citation style format (AMA, APA, NLM, or MLA);
  • Option to share references via social media or a permalink;
  • A seamless search experience on your mobile device;
  • Search results sorted by best match by...
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Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed