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Category: Explore Tools
Mobile Apps from the Medical Center Library
Posted On: Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 14:17 by Brandi Tuttle
With over 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 Health, Otolaryngology,…MORE
Use SciENcv for Your Biosketch!
Posted On: Friday, July 14, 2023 - 10:32 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a system for creating and updating your NIH or NSF biosketch. The biosketch documents your qualifications and experience for a specific role or project and is required for all NIH and NSF grant applications.
Use of SciENcv to create biosketches will be required for NSF proposals submitted on or after October 23, 2023. Please see the NSF policy announcement for more information.
Duke strongly encourages use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due…MORE
AccessSurgery Trial Begins
Posted On: Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 12:21 by Beverly Murphy
We are pleased to announce a two-year trial of AccessSurgery, an integrated online surgery resource that enhances knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries. The trial began in June 2023.
- Leading surgical textbooks
- Instructional videos
- 16,000+ high quality full-color images
- Interactive Board Revieis w
- Integrated Drug Database
- Clerkship Corner
AccessSurgery is searchable directly but is also accessible from our…MORE
30 Minutes to Increase Your Research Impact
Posted On: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:56 by Beth Blackwood
Elements, OrcIDs, My Bibliographies… the list of scholarly profiles can feel impossible to keep up with, but all are important for measuring and maximizing your scholarly impact, both for yourself and your department. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of profiles you are asked to keep up with, take 30 minutes and follow this guide to clean up your accounts, link them to each other, and streamline your scholarly profile management.
At the Medical Library & Archives, we regularly use Elements to provide research impact reports for departments; however, Elements data is only as complete as authors are consistent in reporting. The good news is the Elements system will automatically accept publications and add them to your profile…MORE
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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Friday, June 16, 2023 - 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.
Check Out Our New Database Search Tips Guide!
Posted On: Friday, May 26, 2023 - 17:30 by Brandi Tuttle
The Library has just rolled out a new guide highlighting some of our most commonly used databases. No matter whether you are answering clinical questions, seeking drug information, conducting research, or looking into your research impact, the guide will provide useful tips on selecting the correct database and getting started with the search. There is also some general information on how to get started with your search, the types of literature reviews, full text retrieval, and how to get more help from a Librarian.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Happy Searching!
Zotero: A Free Reference Management Tool
Posted On: Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 21:18 by Leila Ledbetter
Zotero is a freely available reference management and writing tool that makes capturing citations easy. It has a browser plugin that works in Chrome, Firefox or Safari, and with one click you can add a journal article, Web page, video, or many other resource types to your library.
One of Zotero's strengths is that it is uncomplicated to us, making collaborative projects, especially with people at other institutions, relatively simple via Google Docs.
You will never have to worry about losing your library of citations because everything is backed up to the cloud. Syncing to the Web version of Zotero allows you to access your library from any computer with Internet access. If you run out of Zotero's free storage, additional storage can…MORE
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Vivli: A Data Repository for Clinical Data
Posted On: Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 15:22 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Now that the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy is in effect, researchers are taking a closer look at their options for where to deposit their data once the research project is complete. Indeed, the new policy requires researchers to prospectively plan for where they will share their data when they apply for NIH funding. If you work with human participant data and need a controlled access repository, Vivli may be a good option!
Vivli is a global clinical research data-sharing platform that focuses on sharing anonymized individual participant-level data. The platform includes a controlled access data repository, search engine, and secure research environment…MORE
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New Open Access Publishing Agreement with PLOS
Posted On: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 22:37 by Li Ma
Duke University Libraries and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have entered into a two-year publishing agreement with PLOS, a non-profit scientific Open Access publisher with global reach. This agreement provides authors affiliated with Duke University, Duke Health, and Duke Kunshan University with unlimited, no-fee publishing in all twelve PLOS journals. Coverage includes articles accepted between January 3, 2023 and December 31, 2024, with all published articles being immediately Open Access and free to read for everyone.
The PLOS agreement will expand publishing opportunities for all Duke authors by eliminating expensive Article-Processing-Charges (APC), which are usually paid by authors and range from $800 to $5,300 per article for PLOS journals. Duke…MORE
Coming Soon: Automated NIH PAP Compliance Emails
Posted On: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 16:34 by Beth Blackwood
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" (…MORE
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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.
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NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Update
Posted On: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 16:34 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Is your research funded by NIH? Does your research generate scientific data? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you will need to submit a Data Management & Sharing Plan with your grant applications with receipt dates on/after January 25, 2023. Here are the latest updates relevant to the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy:
- This policy applies to new applications for receipt dates ON/AFTER January 25, 2023 (see Data Management & Sharing Overview).
- Implementation changes for genomic data…
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VisualDx Trial Begins
Posted On: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 09:36 by Sarah Cantrell
The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce a yearlong trial of visualDx, a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. The trial began in July 2022.
For those of you just meeting visualDx, this resource is:
- Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color
- A valuable diagnostic clinical tool that helps you build a differential diagnosis
- Useful for…
Now Open: Audio/Video Recording Studio
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:38 by Megan Von Isenburg
Creating high quality recordings for a podcast, class, or interview can be a challenge on a busy medical campus. Our new Audio/Video Recording Studio, which features acoustic wall panels and recording equipment, is designed to make it easier.
The Audio/Video Recording Studio is located in Room 322 on Level 3 of the Medical Center Library & Archives and is available for reservation Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Once you have a reservation, stop by our Service Desk to check out the key to the room.
Equipment includes a Lenovo ThinkCentre with Windows 10, Osborn 4k camera with…MORE
More Color Code Readings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:21 by Megan Von Isenburg
It's time for more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 3-4. For episodes 1-2, please see our earlier blog post.
Episode 3: "Dismantling medical racism starts in the classroom" explores anti-racism work in medical education, including innovations to disrupt racism and the backlash against them.