Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
October 2021 Archive

Natural Medicines: Complementary & Alternative Therapies
Posted On: Friday, October 29, 2021 - 16:49 by Brandi Tuttle

The Natural Medicines database offers information to help you make evidence-based decisions regarding alternative therapies including:

  • 1400+ monographs with safety, effectiveness, adverse effects, and patient education handouts
  • 170,000+ commercial products including their ingredients, effectiveness, safety, etc
  • Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Rating (NMBER) based on safety and efficacy, with a 1-10 overall rating for products, helping you determine "Is it safe?" and "Does it work?"
  • Interaction checker to avoid drug/supplement interactions
  • Pregnancy & Lactation Checker plus links to patient education handouts
  • Nutrient Depletion...

Categories: Databases

Tags: alternative medicine, complementary therapy, supplements

New Scholarly Communications Hub
Posted On: Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 08:10 by Megan von Isenburg

Are you trying to find the best journal for your next research manuscript? Do you know how to find a journal's impact factor? Have you received an email invitation to publish or speak at a conference? Are you wondering what options you have for paying an article processing charge to make your article open access?

The answers to these and other common questions from our faculty, students, and staff about publishing and scholarly communications are now available on our Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.

Linked from the...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: publishing, scholarly impact, for researchers

11/20/2021: We are experiencing intermittent access issues with our Wiley Online Library, Taylor & Francis online journals as well as the journals, Pediatrics and Pediatrics in Review from off-campus. The publishers are aware and working to resolve these access problems.  Meanwhile, if you are off-campus, you can access content using the Duke VPN.


Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: e-journals

Open Access Week: October 25-31
Posted On: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:15 by Beverly Murphy

International Open Access (OA) Week will be celebrated Oct. 25 – 31, 2021

This year's theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equityreminds us of the need to continually prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral parts of the fabric of the open community.  It is an important opportunity to "catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge."...


Categories: Alerts, Events

Tags: open access

ZScaler and Use of Library Resources
Posted On: Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 15:53 by Anu Moorthy

ZScaler, an Internet and Web gateway security tool, is being implemented across Duke Health. Early users reported barriers to accessing Library resources when ZScaler was running on their Duke computers.

We have devised a strategy that allows Library access, but you will need to use the Library Website to get that access. In order to be recognized as an authorized Duke user, you must access the Library Websites/systems and sign in.

If you are having issues getting access, please submit a ticket to DHTS at https://duke.service-now.com/sp

Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: ZScaler

Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 22:05 by Leila Ledbetter

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives, in partnership with Wiley Researcher Academy, offers online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: for researchers, publishing, wiley researcher academy