Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog
Category: Resource Updates

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-…
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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.
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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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…

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Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

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Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 10:53 by Beverly Murphy

This month we are featuring "Black History Month: A Medical Perspective," our online exhibit containing a chronology of medical achievements of African Americans, a section on folk medicine, and a selective bibliography.

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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.

Linked from the Website main page under "Our Expertise" and located in the Training and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

AccessSurgery features:

  • 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…

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EndNote 21
Posted On: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 09:24 by Samantha Kaplan, Ph.D.

EndNote, the popular citation management software, recently released their latest software version called EndNote 21. To obtain the software (or to update any older versions you may have of EndNote), go to the Duke OIT website and log in with your NetID and password in order to download it.

New features include customizable color-coded tagging and tabs for multi-tasking, an extension to support EndNote's Cite While You Write in Google Docs, and a more robust EndNote Web. 

Want to learn more? Sign up for a class, check out our…

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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!

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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We Are Now Subscribed to VisualDx
Posted On: Monday, April 10, 2023 - 10:41 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce that we now have a subscription to 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. After being on trial for almost a year, we appreciate your feedback in helping us to make this decision.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this resource, it 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…
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Changes to the AAMC Faculty Salary Report
Posted On: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 09:40 by Sarah Cantrell

The AAMC released its annual Faculty Salary Report, but are no longer making a print version available. Unfortunately, the AAMC is not currently offering an institutional subscription opportunity for libraries that would provide everyone at Duke with access.  As a result, individuals will have to purchase their own electronic access.

What does this mean for you?

If you are looking for current salary data, you will need to purchase your own access to the AAMC Faculty Salary Report from the AAMC Store. The cost is $60 for AAMC members, faculty and staff at member institutions (Duke is a member), and for residents/fellows. For sales support, including accessing member pricing, faculty or staff may contact AAMCStore@aamc.…

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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" (…

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Identify Yourself: ORCID at Duke
Posted On: Friday, October 14, 2022 - 15:19 by Beverly Murphy

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “MANAGE DIRECTORY LISTINGS” 
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can also search for and identify the…

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