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Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:28 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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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. 

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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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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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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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Get More from PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:57 by Brandi Tuttle

Have you ever wondered if you are getting all that you can from PubMed? Check out these tips and tricks to make sure you are finding all the research on your topic and getting free access to articles in the Duke collections.

1. Click on PubMed from the Medical Library’s Website to get full text available through Duke, or bookmark the link: https://mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed

PubMed is liberally scattered throughout the Medical Library’s Website (on the main page under Quicklinks, Clinical Tools page, and more). Using one of these PubMed links...

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Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

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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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Working on a Systematic Review?
Posted On: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 09:52 by Megan von Isenburg

As the number of primary research studies continues to grow, there is increasing interest in synthesizing these separate studies. Many investigators are exploring the systematic review methodology as a way to discover and pull together what is known about a topic.

The systematic review methodology requires a comprehensive, transparent, and repeatable search to enable discovery of both known and unknown papers on a topic. These searches require thorough knowledge of the search tools PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and others.

If you are considering writing a systematic review, contact the library. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach that meets the requirements for conducting a systematic review of the literature. We will also provide you with:

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Patient Self-Monitoring and Self-Titration for Hypertention
Posted On: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:11 by Emily Mazure

Effect of Self-monitoring and Medication Self-titration on Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The TASMIN-SR Randomized Clinical Trial.

Authors: McManus RJ, Mant J, Haque MS, Bray EP, Bryan S, Greenfield SM, Jones MI, Jowett S, Little P, Penaloza C, Schwartz C, Shackleford H, Shovelton C, Varghese J, Williams B, Hobbs FD.

Importance: Self-monitoring of blood pressure with self-titration of antihypertensives (self-management) results in lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension, but there are no...

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Findings from a Study of Duke Researchers
Posted On: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:52 by Emily Mazure

The Medical Center Library & Archives has held focus groups in the past 1.5 years to explore the research needs of early-career researchers. 

What have we learned at this point?

We conducted four focus groups in which we had a total of 12 participants: 2 graduate students, 5 postdocs, and 5 faculty. The overarching theory we developed was that participants were unaware of or didn't understand many tools, services, and resources available to them through the University and/or Library. 

In support of the larger theory above, participants reported that:

  • Finding collaborators was difficult
  • Navigating the research process and structure was confusing
  • Navigating the grant lifecycle was complex
  • Finding and obtaining help at Duke was...
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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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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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The Data You Need May Be Closer Than You Think
Posted On: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 15:08 by Beverly Murphy

The Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) can provide access to restricted National Center for Health Statistics and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) data to members of the Duke community. Use of restricted data must still undergo the NCHS or AHRQ approval process; however, the data can now be accessed in a secure computing environment on Duke's campus (which is a lot closer and easier than traveling to Bethesda!) Data that may be available includes:

  • Variables removed from public-use data files: Most surveys collected by NCHS and AHRQ contain sensitive information which is suppressed or masked to protect the confidentiality of respondents. Such information, which can include geographic and demographic detail, study...
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    De novo mutations revealed by whole-exome sequencing are strongly associated with autism
    Posted On: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 11:43 by Beverly Murphy


    Nature. Advance Online Publication  04 April 2012
    doi:10.1038/nature10945
    Stephan J. Sanders, Michael T. Murtha, Abha R. Gupta, John D. Murdoch, et al.

    Abstract
    Multiple studies have confirmed the contribution of rare de novo copy number variations to the risk for autism spectrum disorders1, 2, 3. But whereas de novo single nucleotide variants have been identified in affected individuals4, their contribution to risk has yet to be clarified. Specifically, the frequency and distribution of these mutations have not been well characterized in matched unaffected controls, and such data are vital to the interpretation of de novo coding mutations observed in probands. Here we show, using whole-exome sequencing of 928 individuals, including 200 phenotypically... MORE

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    Low-Dose Prednisone in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
    Posted On: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:08 by Beverly Murphy

    Low-Dose Prednisone Inclusion in a Methotrexate-Based, Tight Control Strategy for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Trial.

    Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012 Mar 6;156(5):329-339.

    Bakker MF, Jacobs JW, Welsing PM, Verstappen SM, Tekstra J, Ton E, Geurts MA, van der Werf JH, van Albada-Kuipers GA, Jahangier-de Veen ZN, van der Veen MJ, Verhoef CM, Lafeber FP, Bijlsma JW; on behalf of the Utrecht Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort Study Group.

    PMID: 22393128

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