Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
November 2021 Archive

How to Write an Abstract
Posted On: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 00:54 by Beverly Murphy

When you search PubMed (or most databases), did you know you’re only searching the titles, abstracts, and keywords/subject headings? That’s why it’s so important that you write an effective, concise, and clear abstract! In this session, learn how to refine your abstract writing skills to help users find your paper. Mon. Dec. 27; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: writing

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 00:46 by Beverly Murphy

ant to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time?  Taught in the new version of PubMed, this class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, subheadings, Boolean operators, filters, MyNCBI, & more!  Wed. Dec. 15, 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

Searching CINAHL Effectively
Posted On: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 01:23 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to use CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) effectively including using headings, subheadings, keywords, and filters to refine search results. Mon. Dec. 13; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: cinahl

Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Posted On: Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 13:21 by Steph Hendren

Many are familiar with EndNote as a helpful citation management tool that assists with collecting, saving, and citing papers. But sometimes EndNote can feel somewhat cumbersome to use. If you are on the market for a new citation manager, you might want to try out these other options.

Sciwheel, a web-based tool, allows you to create and organize a library of citations, discover new literature, and conduct group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs. The browser plugin makes it easy to gather references from around the Web.



Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: endnote, mendeley, zotero, sciwheel, refworks, citation management

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 22:22 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) sponsors "Research Wednesdays," a series featuring important topics impacting the research community presented by subject matter experts.

Until further notice, the Research Wednesdays series will be held via WebEx ONLY: 1:10 pm – 2:00p. No registrations is required.  WebEx meeting details will be sent to the DOCR listserve the Monday prior to the session. To be added to the DOCR listserve, email...


Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

EndNote Class
Posted On: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 13:25 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more. Wed. Dec. 8; 9-10a; ONLINE ONLY. These classes are FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

Zotero Class
Posted On: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 01:27 by Beverly Murphy

Zotero helps you insert references into your text as well as create a reference list at the end of your paper in a variety of styles. Working together with Microsoft Word, this open program is free up to 300 MB of storage.

This class will show you the basics of getting started in Zotero including adding references to your Zotero library, creating folders, working with groups, and using it with Word to cite your sources as you write. Tue. Dec. 7; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Please Note: It is recommended that you...


Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

EndNote 20 Integrates Retraction Watch
Posted On: Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 13:49 by Samantha Kaplan

There's never been a better time to update to EndNote 20! The latest version has been integrated with the Retraction Watch database. This means users will be alerted if any of the publications in their library are retracted! Update to EndNote 20 today and make sure you aren't citing retracted research.

Learn more about the latest update to EndNote on their Website. If you’re not currently an EndNote user, you can download it from Duke's Office of Information Technology. If you’re new to EndNote, sign up to take one of the...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: endnote

Journal Impact Factor News
Posted On: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 10:32 by Margaret Graton

Did you notice a jump in the Journal Citations Report Impact Factor for one of your favorite journals this year? If so, good catch!

Journal Impact Factor calculations depend on the calendar year of publication. For journals that still publish in print, Clarivate traditionally used the print publication date to determine the year of publication. However, in the past 20 years, various models of online publication (early view, advance access, accepted articles) have been introduced. Typically, these online articles are citable with a stable DOI, weeks to months before they appear in a print issue, but have not been counted in the Journal Impact Factor until their print publication date.

For 2021, Clarivate has changed the game. ...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: impact factor