Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

ECRI Guidelines Trust: Tool to Access Clinical Practice Guidelines
Posted On: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 09:28 by Amanda Woodward

The ECRI Guidelines Trust is a new portal to access evidence-based clinical practice guidelines summaries. The ECRI Institute, a non-profit organization focused on bringing applied scientific research to healthcare, created this guideline repository in response to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) loss of funding for National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) in July 2018. For 20 years, ECRI Institute worked with AHRQ to develop and maintain the NGC website.

Developed independently from NGC, Guidelines Trust is a growing resource that includes clinical practice guidelines that meet the following inclusion criteria:

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Students: Submit Your Video to the Memmys
Posted On: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 15:01 by Megan von Isenburg

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!
 
This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library - 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500.

The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school (allopathic, osteopathic, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, allied health, physician assistants, veterinary, podiatry, etc.).

Past Memmys winners include Duke School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Illinois College of Optometry, University of Chicago...

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EndNote X9: New Tools and Updates
Posted On: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:39 by Jordan Wrigley

X9, the latest upgrade of EndNote, has added some key features including enhanced sharing abilities, a Manuscript Matcher, new electronic media reference types, and a citation report creator. Here is an overview of the major additions to the program.

Library Sharing: Permissions can now be defined for individuals as read-write or read-only access. Custom Groups from synced libraries can be shared with other online users from a desktop EndNote library through EndNote online. Users can also see a list of Groups shared with them through EndNote online on their desktop library. The links in the shared list can be used as shortcuts to the online shared Groups.  You cannot share except through the online version.

Manuscript Matcher...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: endnote, citation management

Thank a Medical Librarian!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 16:55 by Megan von Isenburg

National Library of Medicine Director Patti Brennan shared her reflections on medical librarians on her recent "NLM Musings from the Mezzanine" blog in honor of National Medical Librarians Month.

She notes that medical librarians:

  • curate diverse and valuable collections
  • make materials available
  • manage access rights
  • support data discovery
  • find things that are hard to find
  • help authors publish
  • preserve materials for the future

Our staff at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are here to help you in all of these areas and more! We...

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Tips for Educators from JGME
Posted On: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 14:23 by Megan von Isenburg

The Journal of Graduate Medical Education recently published an article entitled "Staying Up to Date and Managing Information Overload" with handy tips. We've offered a sample below, or read the whole article here.

  • Work with a medical librarian. This was their number one tip, and we agree that this is an excellent place to start! We can help you set up alerts on the research and teaching topics of greatest interest to you! Reach out to us at 919.660.1100 or by filling out our online form.T
  • Join an education email discussion list, like...
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Categories: From the Literature

Tags: journals

Beverly Murphy, Librarian and MLA President, Profiled in Article
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:18 by Megan von Isenburg

Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director for Communications and Web Content Management and Liaison to DUHS Hospital Nursing and the Watts School of Nursing at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, was recently profiled in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. This article is a fantastic tribute to our "Bold, Brave, and Brilliant" co-worker, who is the Medical Library Association's first African-American President. Beverly is well-respected and admired by professional colleagues across the country as well as here at Duke. Congratulations Beverly!

4 Things about Duke Apps - You Won’t Believe the Last One!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 17:06 by Brandi Tuttle

For those who have recently arrived to Duke, welcome! We can help you get your mobile device set up in the Duke Medicine environment. Check out our Mobile Apps Guide for more information on Duke provided apps (and more).

Did you know…

#1 Our Lexicomp app, Duke’s chosen clinical drug resource, has a new subscription code. You’ll need to update your account to continue using the app. These codes expire yearly. Click here & then click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code. If you haven't gotten started with Lexicomp yet...

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Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: apps

Browzine Access Ended August 31st
Posted On: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:21 by Brandi Tuttle

Access to the handy resource, BrowZine (think "browsing"), will be ending this month. Browzine allowed you to stay current with the literature by aggregating and organizing information in one place, enabling you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas. While access to that resource will disappear, we are here to help you make the transition (or start new habits)!

Docphin and Read by QxMD are two apps we suggest.  Both provide easy access to Duke University’s journal subscriptions, make it easy to share, and allow you to create a customized news feed so you don’t waste any time staying current.

Alternatively, we recently secured...

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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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Tags: for researchers, publishing

Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help!
Posted On: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 22:53 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Graduate Medical Education
Sarah Cantrell, MLIS
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Employee Spotlight: Amanda Woodward
Posted On: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Amanda’s Bio

    • Working at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives since:  November 2017
    • Education: MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles; BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley
    • Current position: Research & Education Librarian; Liaison to the School of Nursing

Q & A

1.    Describe your current position & what you find most interesting about it.
I provide research support for Duke Medical...

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Call for Proposals: Research Review Papers for SDRME
Posted On: Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:57 by Megan von Isenburg

The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon dissemination of the paper in the public domain and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. They will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award.   For...

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Tags: publishing

Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Now Available!
Posted On: Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 14:44 by Sarah Cantrell

We now provide access to the Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic) Guide, an infectious disease resource intended for all healthcare personnel. The guide features frequently updated, evidence-based information on infectious diseases, including disease diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects, and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines.

The ABX Guide includes details of drug spectrum activity to target the right anti-infective agent at the right organism. Additionally, the ABX Guide offers annotated references with links out to articles so that clinicians can easily connect to and explore the evidence...

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Tags: drugs

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 23:44 by Beverly Murphy

Need to get to journal content or other library resources from off campus? Simply start at our Website! You will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. No VPN or Virtual PIN is needed!

There are only a few of our resources that require the VPN – Micromedex, PIVOT, Duke FormWeb, Altmetric Explorer, and ExitCare Patient Education. The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use Multi-factor authentication (MFA). You will be asked to type a second password to access our resources.

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What Review is Right for You?
Posted On: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 00:07 by Sarah Cantrell

Many researchers say they want to conduct a systematic review, only to be dismayed by the amount of time, effort, skill, and teamwork required to pull off that feat. Even with time and a good team, the research question might not be best suited to systematic review methodology.

There are actually many other review methodologies that researchers can choose depending on their research question. We've put together a guide to make the distinctions between review types easier to understand and to help guide you in selecting the best methodology for your research question.

If a systematic review is right for you, we have a new product to assist you but there are a limited number of seats...

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