Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
March 2024 Archive

Check Out the New PubMed of Datasets!
Posted On: Monday, March 25, 2024 - 11:14 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Are you looking for biomedical datasets to use in your research or for educational purposes? Consider checking out the Dataset Catalog beta, a new online tool created by the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. The beta version of this tool was recently launched and is ready for exploration. The Dataset Catalog is modeled after PubMed, providing access and discovery of datasets through a federated web search of specific publicly available repositories. 

Currently, the catalog contains close to 90,000 datasets from 4 repositories including dbGap, Dryad, ImmPort, and…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: data, NIH

Evidence-Based Practice Resources and Tutorials
Posted On: Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 10:00 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives are pleased to offer a wide range of resources to help build your skills in evidence-based practice. First coined in the mid-1990's, evidence-based practice is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."1 

Be sure to check out our self-paced interactive modules that step you through assessing your patient or problem, asking a well-built clinical question, searching the evidence, and appraising studies that answer questions of therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, and…


Categories: Explore Tools

Women in Duke Health Exhibit Revisited in March
Posted On: Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 02:16 by Beverly Murphy

In celebration of Women's History Month in March, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives revisits our online exhibit of Women in Duke Health. 

Highlighting women in multiple fields at Duke, many of which were pioneers or firsts in their disciplines, this exhibit looks at their stories and the context in which those stories took place. The primary method of inquiry for context in this exhibit was via oral histories, a unique format that allows for both.

This historical perspective is presented through individual profiles and interviews, a general…


Categories: Exhibits