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Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 02:18 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) and the Medical Center Library & Archives have partnered to bring this lunch series program to the Duke Research Community. "Research Wednesdays" feature topics that impact the research community presented by subject matter experts in each field. They are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1:10–2:00 pm. No registrations is required. Just bring your Duke ID badge and sign in at the door. Unless otherwise posted, all presentations will take place in Duke...

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Introducing Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 15:14 by Megan von Isenburg

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives has partnered with Wiley Researcher Academy to offer online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing...

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Do You Know Your Research Impact?
Posted On: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:18 by Beverly Murphy

Have you recently checked to see the research impact you, your team, department, or other group has had?  The Medical Center Library & Archives can help you gather and interpret publication metrics.  You have likely heard of an H-Index, but there are many ways to demonstrate the value of your work.  Metrics like the NIH Relative Citation Ratio or 'altmetrics' capture mentions in social media and news and can build a better overall picture of your impact. 

Contact the Library today for assistance in...

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Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman

At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm.  Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.

If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...

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Office Hours to Assist with Human Subject Research Proposals
Posted On: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:44 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has broadened its definition of clinical trial and is instituting the use of a new forms packet for collecting information about human subjects research at the time of proposal submission. These changes are substantial and will impact applications (new, resubmission, or revision) and awards with submission dates after January 25, 2018.

In an effort to answer questions related to these changes, several offices at Duke are coming together to offer office hours at the Medical Center Library & Archives (see schedule below). These are open to any faculty and staff with questions about proposal preparation or submission. General questions about these changes or office hours can be directed to ...

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Writing in the Sciences Coursera Course Opens Today
Posted On: Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:57 by Jesse Akman

Enrollment opens today for Dr. Kristin Sainani's Coursera Course "Writing in the Sciences." This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences. This course is for undergraduate and graduate students; medical students; scientists; medical professionals; and science writers.

Dr. Kristin Sainani is an epidemiologist based at Stanford University. You can learn more about Dr. Sainani's work...

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Lexicomp Mobile App Code Changed 8/31
Posted On: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 22:13 by Jesse Akman

Each year as part of the Lexicomp Online subscription, Duke receives an updated subscription to Lexi-Select, the Lexicomp mobile app. Mobile app subscriptions expired the end of August 2017.

  • Existing users:  Click here and click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code.
  • New subscribers: ...
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Test Instruments Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:26 by Jesse Akman

One of the many challenges faced when beginning a project is finding and selecting appropriate test instruments. Our handy Test Instruments Guide can be used to navigate the process. It includes both online and print resources and provides search tips for finding specific instruments. Sample resources include:

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Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody

Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd.

  • Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
  • Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results...
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Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody

PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.

Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:

  •  E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central....
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Broaden Your Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:56 by Megan Van Noord

Research takes time, dedication, and patience! After putting so much effort into acquiring funding, getting IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing your findings, take the next step to ensure your research makes a broader impact.

How? Follow these three steps.

  • Update your Scholars@Duke profile! Scholars@Duke helps local and global communities connect to Duke Scholarship.
  • Create an ORCID ID! ORCID provides you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers (very helpful for those with similar names!) and helps to identify your scholarly communications.
  • Discover your research impact! Calculate your...
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    Copyright - Be in the Know!
    Posted On: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:31 by Erica Brody

    Why should you care about copyright?

    As a future author, you may want to protect your work so that you're recognized for materials you have created and do not lose control of them. For some things you may not care, but as your career grows you will want recognition for the book, video, or journal article that you've created. Think about how you would feel if someone or some corporation took your work, mass distributed it, and you got no credit, or in some cases, no royalties for what you wrote or produced?

    Check out the Library's guides Copyright for Students and Copyright to learn everything...

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    Database Testing Zone: VetMed Resource
    Posted On: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 16:38 by Emily Mazure

    The Medical Center Library & Archives is currently conducting a trial of VetMed Resource for Duke faculty, staff, and students.

    Please try using it and then give us your feedback as to its usefulness so we can consider it in our budget planning for the future.

    VetMed Resource
    CABI has taken the vast amount of information on all aspects of veterinary medicine it has collated from around the world and made it available in VetMed Resource. It contains key...

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    Papers Now Available through Duke OIT
    Posted On: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:42 by Adrianne Leonardelli

    What is Papers?
    Papers is a reference management tool that imports citations, automatically downloads full-text articles, and keeps your research library organized and portable.

    Features
    • Sync your library between home and work, whether you're using a Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone
    • Import and organize articles with collections and smart collections
    • Highlight and annotate articles in multiple colors
    • Share and collaborate with colleagues
    • Insert citations into writing projects, whether in Microsoft Word, email, PowerPoint, or Excel

    Cost
    Licenses are available for $50 through OIT (they are normally $79). These are perpetual licenses that do not...

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    NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)
    Posted On: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:40 by Emily Mazure

    NLM has grant funding available to support the preparation of scholarly works with value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences.

    Applications are due February 20, 2014.

    Grant Details

    NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. NLM Grants for Scholarly Works can be used to support several types of...

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