Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
New SmartSearch Interface
Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:06 by Jesse Akman
Beginning this month, the SmartSearch metasearch engine has moved to a new platform. This interface offers a new look, a different feel, and improved functionality.
SmartSearch fully indexes content from top biomedical journals and databases, providing a fast, streamlined search through a single search box. It now has the capability to also search the vast print book collections of the Duke Libraries.
Searches can be limited by peer-reviewed content, full-text online, publication date, resources available in the Duke libraries, content type, and many other facets. Information can be exported to citation management programs like EndNote and permalinks can be copied for future reference. The new SmartSearch interface...MORE
Remote Access to E-journals Page
Posted On: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 00:04 by Beverly Murphy
This year we transitioned to a new e-journals platform which resulted in a few access issues for our e-journals page, but they have now been resolved.
There is however a change in the process for authentication purposes. If you access our e-journals page from off-site, you now have to log-in with your DukeNet ID and password. On-site access is not affected.
If you experience any problems with accessing our e-journals page from off-site, please contact us at email@example.com or 919.660.1100.
Keeping up with Changes to ClinicalKey Content
Posted On: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:50 by Erica Brody
ClinicalKey is an online search tool for e-books, journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other clinical information. ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1,000 e-books in medicine and surgery and evidence-based content to help nurses find answers to clinical questions at the point of care.
Over time, the content of ClinicalKey changes. Books and journals are added and removed from the database. Here are two easy ways to keep up with changes to ClinicalKey content:
- Check the ClinicalKey Content Updates Website
Our E-journals Page has Changed!
Posted On: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:06 by Beverly Murphy
To navigate this new page:
- Type in the name of the journal or a significant word from the journal title (does not have to be case sensitive). The system will pick up all journal titles with that word as part of the title. Note: The word may also appear or be mapped to other fields in the record (eg. journal description, publisher information, etc). The former alphabetical (A-Z)...
Internet Explorer 8 Users Need to Upgrade!
Posted On: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 17:16 by Beverly Murphy
ScienceDirect, one of our major providers of electronic journals, will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 and previous versions as of January 1, 2016. If you use IE8 or an older version, please upgrade now.MORE
Proposed Journal Cancellations
Posted On: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 01:35 by Emma Cryer
Since the costs of journal subscriptions rise by 6% to 10% every year, we have to make difficult decisions about what to keep and what to cancel. We look at usage, cost, and other factors. We also compare titles based on cost per use of all downloaded journal articles.
The following titles are proposed cancellations for 2016 based on high cost and low use, thereby having high cost per use as compared to hundreds of other titles. Please send any concerns about these cancellations to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
$1,568; 23 usesJournal of Vestibular Research
$1,130; 31 usesArchives of Microbiology
$5,161; 230 uses... MORE
Journal Backfiles Purchased
Posted On: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:24 by Beverly Murphy
The Medical Center Library has recently purchased the LWW Journal Extended Archive Collection of backfiles of 306 journals, offering a range of medical and nursing specialties — from infectious diseases to neurology to surgery. This massive archive includes complete coverage of each title in the collection, from the first volume through 2008. With this collection, we now own historical issues of world-renowned journals such as Anesthesiology, Circulation, and Nursing. Archival resources are crucial to the research process, providing a valuable chronology of theories and discoveries that underpin today’s healthcare practices and inform future innovations.
Posted by Barbara Dietsch, Electronic Resources and...MORE