Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
October 2022 Archive

Infographics on AccessMedicine
Posted On: Monday, October 31, 2022 - 09:17 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives' subscription to AccessMedicine includes a collection of over 600 one-page medical infographics that are high-yield summaries to serve as a point of entry into core foundational content. Specialty topics include: Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, GI/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, MSK, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Urology.

Categories: Databases

Best Practices for Lexicomp Mobile App Content Updates
Posted On: Monday, October 24, 2022 - 14:42 by Brandi Tuttle

The content in Lexicomp is updated on a daily basis. In order to ensure you are accessing the most current content, you should adjust your Lexicomp Mobile App content download preferences to ensure the content on your device is automatically updated. In such instances, Lexicomp mobile app content will be automatically updated when the mobile app is open and connected to WiFi, or when connected to WiFi and Data, depending on your settings.

Best Practice Tip: If you have enough data, adjust your settings so content is updated using WiFi and Data to ensure you are viewing the latest content when WiFi access is unavailable.

  1. With the mobile app open, tap the Hamburger Menu (three lines) located in the top right.
  2. Tap Preferences, then tap Settings.…
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Tags: Lexicomp, mobile apps, mobile devices, drugs

Coming Soon: Automated NIH PAP Compliance Emails
Posted On: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 16:34 by Beth

The NIH Public Access Policy mandates that all publications produced with NIH funds must have a PMCID within 90 days of acceptance and must be made available in PubMed Central within 1 year of publishing. This policy ensures that the public has timely access to the published results of NIH funded research, but is an extra step that researchers must perform upon the acceptance of the manuscripts. The Medical Library is committed to supporting researchers throughout the compliance process.

To this end, library staff have been actively working to build an automated email tool that will update researchers who are out of compliance with this policy. These emails will come from "Duke NIH Public Access Compliance" (…

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: NIH Public Access Policy

Publishing in "Sister" Journals
Posted On: Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:12 by Margaret Graton

You've revised your article and resubmitted it to your preferred journal, but the decision letter arrives in your inbox with the following message: "We regret to inform you that your article has not been accepted at "Your Preferred Journal." However, we would like to offer you the chance to transfer it to our sister journal…". What now?

Background
Many publishers have jumped on the bandwagon to offer "sister" or "companion" journals, often Open Access, alongside their successful flagship counterparts. From the business perspective, it makes sense: when you have more submissions than you have room to publish, you make more room. Open Access journals especially offer a host of benefits, including greater flexibility, that a traditional journal cannot, and…

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Tags: publishing, open access, scholarly communication

Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 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. 

The…

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: guidelines, PRISMA, CONSORT