Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
June 2024 Archive

Disability Pride Month
Posted On: Friday, June 28, 2024 - 14:00 by Katherine Smith

In July we celebrate Disability Pride Month. Check out these resources that we have available in our Reading Room on Level 1. All items are available for checkout. You can also place a hold for pickup via the catalog here. All summaries are taken from the publishers. 

Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century 

Edited by Alice Wong 

From Harriet McBryde Johnson's account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond- this anthology gives a glimpse…


Mobile Apps from the Medical Center Library
Posted On: Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 14:17 by Brandi Tuttle

With more than 3.3 million apps in the Google Play store, it can be tough to figure out which apps are worth your time and/or money. First stop by the Library's Mobile Apps guide to see the health-related apps you can get through Duke or read on to hear about some of the best apps!

Our most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate and DynaMed, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. We are thrilled to offer both products as they differ in the specialties they cover as well as how they organize their content. DynaMed offers specialties such as Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, Ophthalmology, Oral…


Categories: Databases, Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps, UpToDate, DynaMed, Lexicomp, visualdx

All of Us Research Program: What Researchers Need to Know
Posted On: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 08:24 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Launched in 2018, the All of Us Research Program is an NIH longitudinal cohort study aimed at advancing precision medicine and improving human health by partnering with more than one million US participants. To provide rich opportunities for researchers in all career stages, the All of Us program is building a unique biomedical dataset of expansive health data from diverse populations, particularly those underrepresented in biomedical research.

What kind of data is available? Data from the All of Us Research Program includes electronic health records (EHRs), biospecimens, participant surveys (including social determinants of health), genomics, physical measurements, and mobile/wearable tech. There are currently 804,000+…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: research, for researchers, data

Systematic Reviews: Quality Assessment & Data Extraction
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 22:53 by Beverly Murphy

This follow-up class to "Systematic Reviews: Practical Steps for Getting Started" provides greater details for quality assessment and data collection to help you in your tasks for successful project completion and publication. Participants will learn about risk of bias (RoB), clyritical appraisal, data extraction in evidence synthesis, and more. Thu. July 25; 3-4p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: systematic reviews

Understanding Creative Commons Copyright Licenses
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 20:40 by Beverly Murphy

This 60-minute class will introduce you to the background and purpose of the Creative Commons, giving you a practical understanding of how to select the correct license for your intellectual property. Thu. July 25; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This session is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: copyright

NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements
Posted On: Monday, June 24, 2024 - 22:50 by Beverly Murphy

If you plan to apply for NIH funding in the near future, this session will help you understand the new data policy requirements that took effect on January 25, 2023. Mon. July 22; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: data sharing, data management

Advanced PubMed Searching
Posted On: Monday, June 24, 2024 - 16:31 by Beverly Murphy

Want to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time? This class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, keywords, Boolean operators, filters, options with MyNCBI, & more! Mon. July 22; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

Important Updates on New Library System Launch
Posted On: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:57 by Beverly Murphy

Li Ma, Associate Director, Content & Discovery

As we prepare to launch our new library system, Alma, on July 10, 2024, we want to keep you informed about a few important changes that might impact your experience at the Medical Center Library & Archives.

  • The Service Desk and Reading Room will close at 3p on July 5 and reopen at 8a on July 8.
  • Requesting items from the Books & Media Catalog will be temporarily unavailable from July 5 to 10. During this time, access to our online journals, articles and databases will remain available.
  • After Alma goes live on July 10:
    • Online journal search results will be presented in a new interface
    • The Books and Media Catalog will emphasize library-…

Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Self-Checkout Retires
Posted On: Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:22 by Katherine Smith

All the libraries at Duke University, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, are migrating to a new library system called Alma. As part of the transition, we will be retiring our self-checkout machine beginning July 1.

If you find an item that you would like to checkout, please bring it to the Library Service Desk, located on level 2R. Our staff are eager to assist you with any borrowing questions and transactions at the desk.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement these changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 919.660.1100 or mclibrary-collections@duke.…


Categories: Alerts

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 14:55 by Beverly Murphy

Duke students, faculty and staff and most affiliates with a Duke NetID have off-campus access to many online resources, such as databases and e-journals. Simply start at our Website and you will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. Or you may use the Duke NetID Login button at the top right of the site to avoid the need for repeated resource prompts. This login will last until you close your browser.

With the exception of the Duke FormWeb, Micromedex, and CultureVision (which require the VPN), no VPN or Virtual PIN is needed to access our resources. A small subset of Duke's online resources are restricted by license agreements and…


Tags: off-campus access

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:18 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the Library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate, visualdx

Lexicomp Updates
Posted On: Friday, June 7, 2024 - 15:32 by Brandi Tuttle

Lexicomp is now known as Lexidrug™! 

Lexidrug, through the UpToDate® suite of tools, is a collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide robust clinical drug information. The home screen provides you quick access to Lexidrug content via a global search or through their clinical tools. The blue clinical tool bar at the top of the database still connects you directly to individual clinical decision support tools such as Trissel's IV Compatability, Drug Identifier, Interactions, Calculators, and more. The mobile app is still available, see our Mobile Apps guide for more information!

NOTE: The…


Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: Lexicomp, drugs