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Systematic Reviews: Quality Assessment & Data Extraction
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 15:53 by Beverly Murphy

This follow-up class to "Systematic Reviews: Practical Steps for Getting Started" provides greater details for quality assessment and data collection to help you in your tasks for successful project completion and publication. Participants will learn about risk of bias (RoB), critical appraisal, data extraction in evidence synthesis, and more. Thu. June 27; 3-4p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: systematic reviews

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 14:55 by Beverly Murphy

Duke students, faculty and staff and most affiliates with a Duke NetID have off-campus access to many online resources, such as databases and e-journals. Simply start at our Website and you will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. Or you may use the Duke NetID Login button at the top right of the site to avoid the need for repeated resource prompts. This login will last until you close your browser.

With the exception of the Duke FormWeb, Micromedex, and CultureVision (which require the VPN), no VPN or Virtual PIN is needed to access our resources. A small subset of Duke's online resources are restricted by license agreements and…

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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:18 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the Library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate, visualdx

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:18 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the Library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate, visualdx

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:18 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the Library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate, visualdx

Advanced PubMed Searching
Posted On: Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 11:31 by Beverly Murphy

Want to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time? This class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, keywords, Boolean operators, filters, options with MyNCBI, & more! Tue. June 25; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: pubmed

Introduction to Vivli, a Clinical Data Repository
Posted On: Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:01 by Beverly Murphy

If you work with clinical trial data and you're looking for a controlled access repository for your data, check out Vivli.  This clinical data repository is supported by both Duke and NIH. Fri. June 21; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: vivli, data management, data repository

Introduction to Vivli, a Clinical Data Repository
Posted On: Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:01 by Beverly Murphy

If you work with clinical trial data and you're looking for a controlled access repository for your data, check out Vivli.  This clinical data repository is supported by both Duke and NIH. Fri. June 21; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: vivli, data management, data repository

Introduction to Vivli, a Clinical Data Repository
Posted On: Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:01 by Beverly Murphy

If you work with clinical trial data and you're looking for a controlled access repository for your data, check out Vivli.  This clinical data repository is supported by both Duke and NIH. Fri. June 21; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: vivli, data management, data repository

Lexicomp Updates
Posted On: Friday, June 7, 2024 - 15:32 by Brandi Tuttle

Lexicomp is now known as Lexidrug™! 

Lexidrug, through the UpToDate® suite of tools, is a collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide robust clinical drug information. The home screen provides you quick access to Lexidrug content via a global search or through their clinical tools. The blue clinical tool bar at the top of the database still connects you directly to individual clinical decision support tools such as Trissel's IV Compatability, Drug Identifier, Interactions, Calculators, and more. The mobile app is still available, see our Mobile Apps guide for more information!

NOTE: The…

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Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: Lexicomp, drugs

Lexicomp Updates
Posted On: Friday, June 7, 2024 - 15:32 by Brandi Tuttle

Lexicomp is now known as Lexidrug™! 

Lexidrug, through the UpToDate® suite of tools, is a collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide robust clinical drug information. The home screen provides you quick access to Lexidrug content via a global search or through their clinical tools. The blue clinical tool bar at the top of the database still connects you directly to individual clinical decision support tools such as Trissel's IV Compatability, Drug Identifier, Interactions, Calculators, and more. The mobile app is still available, see our Mobile Apps guide for more information!

NOTE: The…

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Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: Lexicomp, drugs

Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact
Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 17:17 by Beverly Murphy

How do you compare to researchers in your field? In this session, learn to define and find specific author, journal, and publication metrics. The pros and cons of relying on metrics, such as the H-index and Journal Impact Factor, will also be discussed. Thu. June 20, 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: for researchers

Juneteenth Holiday Observance
Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 10:36 by Beverly Murphy

Medical Center Library & Archives staff will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Access to the building will not be available during this time for reserving spaces. Staff will be back at work on Thursday, June 20.

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Tags: holiday, hours

Juneteenth Holiday Observance
Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 10:36 by Beverly Murphy

Medical Center Library & Archives staff will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Access to the building will not be available during this time for reserving spaces. Staff will be back at work on Thursday, June 20.

Categories: Alerts

Tags: holiday, hours

Guidance for Data Extraction for Systematic Reviews
Posted On: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 11:24 by Leila Ledbetter

Are you planning a systematic review?  Data extraction can be the most time-consuming steps of a review, but you can set up your team to be more successful by devising your data extraction strategy at the start of your project.

There are two resources available to you and your team to learn more about the data extraction process and help you plan your project and your protocol.

Covidence, a systematic review software tool which Duke subscribes to, has released an eBook titled "A Practical Guide: Data Extraction for Intervention Systematic Reviews." You can use this link to download your FREE copy.

This tool-…

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Tags: systematic reviews, data