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Identifying Retracted Journal Articles
Posted On: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 08:52 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
A continuing hot topic in the news is the increasing number of scientific studies that have been discovered to be wrong and are retracted by their publishers. Indeed, Nature News reported that more than 10,000 research papers were retracted in 2023. Citing retracted articles should be avoided in scholarly publishing as it can decrease the credibility and reliability of your work.
Why is this important? Articles can be retracted for a number of reasons but typically because of either error (intentional or unintentional) or fraud (Brainard and You, 2018);…MORE
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Scholarly Communications Hub Revisited
Posted On: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 16:11 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
A common request from our faculty, students, and staff is for assistance with all aspects of publishing and scholarly communications:
- How do I find the best journal for my next manuscript?
- Is there help at Duke with paying an Article Processing Charge?
- How can I tell if a journal is a predatory journal?
The answers to these and similar questions can be found on the Medical Center Library & Archives Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.MORE
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PLOS Adds Journals to Open Access Publishing Agreement
Posted On: Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 23:23 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 fourteen PLOS journals, two of which have been recently added - PLOS Mental Health and…MORE
New Open Access Publishing Agreement with PLOS
Posted On: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 22:37 by Li Ma
Duke University Libraries and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are currently engaged in 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
Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 12:23 by Sarah Cantrell
Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!
What is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process. It can also be used for other reviews and evidence synthesis projects.
What does Covidence do?
Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:
- Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote or databases
- Screening and selecting studies
- Resolving conflicts
- Extracting study data
- Assessing study quality/risk of bias
- Exporting data to multiple file types
- Creating PRISMA flow diagrams
How do I access Covidence?…MORE
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NEW Graphic Medicine Collection
Posted On: Friday, September 29, 2023 - 13:04 by Katherine Smith
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives announces the addition of our new Graphic Medicine Collection. This collection contains a variety of healthcare related topics discussed through the medium of comics, all which are available for check out. Below is a selection of titles from the collection. To browse the collection, please visit the Medical Center Library Reading Room on Level 1, or peruse the collection via our online catalog…MORE
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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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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