Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Call for Essays: Gold Foundation
Posted On: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 20:16 by Megan von Isenburg

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is inviting essay submissions from nursing and medical students for the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest.

The prompt this year asks writers to use the following quote as inspiration and to reflect on humanism in healthcare during the past difficult year using their experiences or observations, as an individual or as a team (doctors, nurses, therapists, etc.)

“We’ll observe how the burdens braved by humankind
Are also the moments that make us humans kind;
Let each morning find us courageous, brought closer;
Heeding the light before the fight is over.
When this ends, we’ll smile sweetly, finally seeing
In testing times, we became the best of beings.”
–... MORE

EndNote 20 is Here
Posted On: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 14:27 by Sarah Cantrell

EndNote 20, a citation management tool, is now available to download from Duke OIT. The primary goal of the update was to create a new interface design that would be more intuitive for users to operate. The result is a more modern, less cluttered program.

In addition to the interface update, EndNote 20 has made the deduplication of references easier by allowing users to search by DOI and PMCID (note: not PMID) during the deduplication process. Further, there are changes to how one views and annotates PDFs.  

Upgrading from EndNote X9 to EndNote 20

If you’re in the middle of a paper or project, we advise waiting to upgrade until the project is completed....


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: endnote

American Heart Association E-Books (ACLS, BLS, PALS)
Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 17:29 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center iIbrary & Archives offers electronic access to ACLS, BLS and PALS  which are licensed for six simultaneous users

Note: Please be sure to log out when you are done so others can get access.

The provider manuals are linked from our Clinical Tools page, the Online Catalog, and listed below for your convenience.


Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: ACLS, BLS, PALS, e-books

Rx Coloring Break q.d.
Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 16:59 by Brandi Tuttle

While we are always happy to help you conduct a search of the medical literature to see if coloring mandalas can reduce anxiety or if coloring can increase mindfulness, we can also provide you with some freely available coloring books! We invite you to grab some coloring pencils or markers (or your tablet!) and sit down for five or ten minutes today and be fully present in the now.


Tags: wellness

Duke Medical Center Archives Spotlight on Black History at Duke Health
Posted On: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:50 by Rebecca Williams

With the events of the past year, it has probably become clichéd to say that “we are living in historic times”. However, as we celebrate Black History Month this year, the reality of systemic racism and injustice is forefront in many of our minds. An important first step to addressing systemic racism is learning more about how race and racism is embedded in our history, including that of Duke Health.  The Duke University Medical Center Archives seeks to preserve materials that document the history of Duke Health and make them available for research and education. For example, we have been actively capturing and preserving the 2020 Moments to Movement programs... MORE

Categories: Exhibits

Tags: archives, black history month

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 21:53 by Beverly Murphy

This month we are featuring "Black History Month: A Medical Perspective," our online exhibit containing a chronology of medical achievements of African Americans, a section on folk medicine, and a selective bibliography.

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: black history month

Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:17 by Sarah Cantrell

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your hand with many Duke-provided mobile apps, let's make sure you know that:

  • The Lexicomp app requires a subscription code (provided via Duke's institutional license). This code changes yearly. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.
  • If you are a new to Duke, you may need to let your existing UpToDate subscription lapse prior to setting up your account through the Duke.
  • You can get CME/CE earned from UpToDate and DynaMed. These will fulfill MOC CME requirements of some ABMS Member Boards including the ABIM.
  • The Library offers the Johns Hopkins ABX...

Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps

A New Year & New Skills!
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 17:11 by Brandi Tuttle

2021 has arrived…finally! Ready to learn some new skills or approaches to your research? Check out our online class schedule on a variety of topics related to database searching, publishing, citation management, productivity tools/apps, research impact, and more. Click here to find class details, dates, and registration information

Let us help you work smarter, not harder!

Questions? Ask a Librarian!


Categories: Classes

Tags: publishing, pubmed, scopus, cinahl, mobile apps

A Year in Review: 2020 Additions to the Duke University Medical Center Archives
Posted On: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 14:42 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke University Medical Center Archives (DUMCA) actively collects the official records of the DUMC and DUHS departments and divisions, including a variety of materials that provide evidence of business, interests, and activities through the years. In doing so, the DUMCA serves as the institutional memory of the DUMC and DUHS by collecting, preserving, and making accessible materials that provide evidence of day to operations. Guided by our collection development policy, we strive to document the intellectual, administrative, social, cultural, and visual history of the DUMC and DUHS in order to provide evidence of past actions and contribute to an understanding of the structure and history of the DUMC and DUHS. See below for a listing of materials added to the DUMCA. The types of... MORE

Archives Reading Room Now Open by Appointment Only
Posted On: Friday, December 11, 2020 - 14:05 by Rebecca Williams

The Duke University Medical Center Archives has been closed to the public since March 13th due to the ongoing pandemic. While we have been able to consult with patrons remotely and provide digital surrogates of materials, we are pleased to announce that our Archives reading room is now re-opened for Duke researchers by appointment only. In order to limit the number of people in our building, we have designated Tuesdays and Thursdays as research days. Please contact us to schedule a visit.

In addition to our normal reading room regulations, we...


Tags: archives, news

Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Posted On: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 13:21 by Steph Hendren

Many are familiar with EndNote as a helpful citation management tool that assists with collecting, saving, and citing papers. But sometimes EndNote can feel somewhat cumbersome to use. If you are on the market for a new citation manager, you might want to try out these other options.

Sciwheel (formerly F1000), a Web-based tool, allows you to create and organize a library of citations, discover new literature, and conduct group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs. The browser plugin makes it easy to gather references from around the Web.



Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: endnote, mendeley, zotero, sciwheel, refworks, citation management

Citing Canceled Conferences on CVs
Posted On: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 02:12 by Karen Barton

Many conferences and other events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some examples of how to cite in APA style on your CV cancelled conferences and presentations or conferences that have been switched to an online format. Note that the text in brackets may include "Conference session," "Paper presentation," "Poster presentation," "Keynote address," and so on. (McAdoo, 2020)

1. The conference is canceled

Tan H., Habib, A., Barton, K.D., Taylor, C.R. (2020, May 13-17). Quadratus lumborum block for postoperative analgesia after cesarean delivery – A systematic review and meta-analysis [Poster presentation]. Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: citations, APA

Stay Up-to-date with Read by QXMD or Researcher!
Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:05 by Sarah Cantrell

Feel like you are missing important articles? Struggling to stay up-to-date with your favorite journals? Want easier access to the full text articles on your mobile phone? Tools like Read by QxMD or Researcher allow you to create personalized feeds of the research that matters to you. They're mobile-friendly, free, and set up is easy!

First, create an account at Read by QxMD (https://read.qxmd.com/) or Researcher (https://www.researcher-app.com/). You can also search in the Google Play or Apple App stores to download the apps.

    • For Read by QxMD, make sure...

Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps

Your Library Liaisons are Here to Help
Posted On: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 01:16 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. If you do not see your program listed but you would like to work with a librarian, please contact Sarah Cantrell, Associate Director for Research and Education, at 919.660.1131.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Meet with you by phone, email, WebEx or Zoom
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on systematic reviews of...


Tags: liaisons

Website Usability Survey (We Need Your Help!)
Posted On: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 01:50 by Beverly Murphy

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives would like to know your thoughts about our Website to help inform our continued redesign efforts. Please help us by taking a few minutes to share your feedback! All responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential. Thank You!

Categories: Alerts

Tags: website, survey