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Altmetric Explorer for Institutions is Back!
Posted On: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 19:03 by Beverly Murphy

The institutional version of Altmetic Explorer, which allows the ability to search for verified research outputs by institution, department, authors, etc., has been funded through October 2018.

To learn more about Altmetric tools, connect to our Publication Metrics: Almetrics Guide.

Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: altmetrics, guide

Patient Health Information
Posted On: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:18 by Jesse Akman

As we head into the holiday season, many of us may eat too much food and have health related questions.  The Library wants to help!  When your great aunt has a question about her indigestion, check out our Consumer/Patient Health Guide which highlights resources such as:

  • MedlinePlus for health topics, drug and supplement information, and even tutorials and videos
  • KidsHealth for pediatric information about everything from diseases & conditions to growth and development
  • The Merck Manual for pill identifiers, news, procedures and...
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Tags: health literacy, guide

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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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: test instruments, for researchers, research, guide

New Archives Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 17:51 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the DUMC community, from the 1930s to the present. This new guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about the collections, how to find items, as well as suggestions of other helpful resources.

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: guide, archives

New Guide Available: Enhance Your Research Impact
Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 15:31 by Adrianne Leonardelli

"Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy. It embraces all the diverse ways that research-related skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations." Research Councils UK (RCUK)

The Library has developed a new guide, "Enhance Your Research Impact," to help researchers quantify and improve their research impact!

It is important that researchers know their impact as it can help:

  • Support applications for tenure or promotion
  • Justify requests for grants and other funding
  • Quantify and determine how their research is being used
  • Identify other researchers or...
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Tags: guide, research

New Nursing Tools Guide
Posted On: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:16 by Adrianne Leonardelli

The Nursing Tools page has been updated to look more like the other Medical Center Library guides. Please visit the new Nursing Tools guide, and let us know what you think!

If you have questions about the new Nursing Tools Guide, or can’t find what you need, Ask a Librarian!

Tags: nursing, guide

Check out the new Health Literacy LibGuide!
Posted On: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 14:07 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions (Healthy People 2010).

An estimated one in three Americans has limited health literacy. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this can impact an individual's ability to manage a chronic disease, care for themselves and understand instructions for taking medications.

This Health Literacy LibGuide contains information about health literacy, as well as plain language, Latino health and cultural and linguistic competency.

This guide is intended...

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