Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
January 2022 Archive

NEJM Evidence is Here
Posted On: Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 03:55 by Beverly Murphy

We are excited to announce the addition of NEJM Evidence to our collection. This new, monthly digital journal is focused on clinical study design and decision-making.

Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: e-journals

Journal Changes for 2022
Posted On: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 23:37 by Beverly Murphy

Several changes are coming to the to the journal collections at Duke.

Duke University libraries have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. Negotiations are still underway, but we expect that there will be journal cancellations and other changes starting in early 2022. These large "Big Deal" packages of journals function something like a cable or streaming package, where many titles are included for one annual sum and continued access is contingent on continued subscription. We are making changes to both packages and directly-subscribed titles based on data for journal usage, impact, and costs with goals to meet research needs, maximize budgets, and foster a sustainable scholarly…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals, journals

Preprints Now Available in Embase!
Posted On: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:20 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Embase has ventured into the world of preprints by now providing article preprints from medRXiv and bioRXiv.

Preprints are early versions of manuscripts that are shared on public preprint servers prior to peer review and publication. 

The benefit to you is earlier access to biomedical information including randomized controlled trials which might be included for systematic reviews as grey literature. Keep in mind that preprints are not peer-reviewed and therefore should be used with caution. 

Embase clearly identifies an article as a preprint on the publication record. When doing searches, you can…


Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: embase, preprint

Let JANE Help You Publish!
Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 16:20 by Beverly Murphy

Get Suggestions on Where to Publish

Need to know where to send that article draft you just completed? Try JANE! (http://jane.biosemantics.org/)

JANE, the Journal/Author Name Estimator, uses MEDLINE data to suggest journals for your publication. Simply cut and paste your publication title and abstract into JANE’s Web form, and you will get a list of journals that have published similar articles, including a confidence score and a calculation of the journal’s influence.

JANE can also suggest authors who have…


Categories: Explore Tools

Qualtrics: Your Duke Survey Tool
Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 15:34 by Beverly Murphy

The Qualtrics online survey tool is available for Duke users through a university-wide site license. Create an account using your NetID. Whether you are new to creating surveys or just new to Qualtrics, you’ll find many helpful features including customizable templates, question banks, and a survey builder guide. While a NetID is required to create surveys, the sharing of surveys with non-Duke users is allowed. You can put graphics into a survey, pipe text in, force validation for answers (like for emails, zip codes, phone numbers), and more. When you are ready to review, you can easily download the results in a variety of formats, cross…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: statistics, for researchers