Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Life After Duke
Posted On: Monday, April 22, 2024 - 09:27 by Leila Ledbetter

Graduation is an important and exciting time of change for many students. Sadly, one of these changes may involve losing access to many Duke resources such as library subscriptions to journals and databases.

Before You Lose Access

  • Go through your saved citations and PDFs and decide which ones you want to keep. If there are any articles that you would like to get PDFs for, do this before you leave while you still have access to free full text.
  • Evaluate your citation manager needs before you leave. If you are using Endnote, double-check that you have the most current version on a personal device. This access will last you for a couple years, but you will have to repurchase it at some…

Categories: Databases

Tags: citation management, reference management, open access

Journal Changes - 2024
Posted On: Monday, April 15, 2024 - 12:08 by Li Ma

At the beginning of every new year, there are often changes in journals which may include additions, platform changes and cancellations. Though there are no cancellations this year, below are some changes for 2024.

The following title is being added to our subscriptions because it meets our criteria for inclusion based on cost, usage, journal quality, and relevance.

  • Ophthalmology Glaucoma

New Platforms   
The following journal titles will now be available on different platforms. Often this occurs when the professional society that publishes the journal begins working with or switches to a different commercial publisher.

JournalFormer Platform… MORE

Categories: Resource Outages

Tags: Newsletter-test

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

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);…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: publications

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Williams
Posted On: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 00:05 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Mossell
Posted On: Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 10:17 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Hinton
Posted On: Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 12:27 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Hall
Posted On: Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 22:46 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Drew
Posted On: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 22:45 by Beverly Murphy

International Love Data Week 2024
Posted On: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 17:22 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

International Love Data Week (February 12-16) is a celebration of all things data held each year around Valentine’s Day. This year’s theme is “My Kind of Data” where the focus will be data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data. For more information, see the official Website where you can browse the Love Data Week events and activities happening locally and virtually around the world. There are so many online webinars on a variety of data topics to choose from!

In the spirit of Love Data Week, don’t forget that the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives and the Duke…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: data, data sharing, data management, data management plans

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Curtis
Posted On: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 19:42 by Beverly Murphy

Procedural Videos Available
Posted On: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 13:22 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives has many hidden gems, including several online collections that contain procedural videos. You'll find these videos in online sources like AccessMedicine's videos, Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, ClinicalKey's videos, and Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination. We have put together an


Categories: Databases

Tags: clinicalkey, bates

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.

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: black history month