Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

NIH Statement on Predatory Publishing
Posted On: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:39 by Jesse Akman

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a statement intended to "protect the credibility of published research" by encouraging authors to publish papers resulting from NIH-funded research in reputable journals.  You can read the full statement here.

For resources to help you determine where (and where not) to publish, see our Publication Metrics Guide.

Have questions about predatory publishing? Ask a Librarian! Contact us at medical-librarian@duke.edu.

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Tags: NIH, publishing, publications

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

Open Access Week: October 23-29
Posted On: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:14 by Jamie Conklin

International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 23 – 29, 2017!

This year's theme "Open in order to..." invites us to consider beneficial outcomes of making scholarship openly available to all. Perhaps your goal is to improve population health, ensure access to knowledge, enhance collaboration and networking, or increase your scholarly impact. Feel free to share your goals using the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo and follow other OA news at #OAWeek or...

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Writing in the Sciences Coursera Course Opens Today
Posted On: Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:57 by Jesse Akman

Enrollment opens today for Dr. Kristin Sainani's Coursera Course "Writing in the Sciences." This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences. This course is for undergraduate and graduate students; medical students; scientists; medical professionals; and science writers.

Dr. Kristin Sainani is an epidemiologist based at Stanford University. You can learn more about Dr. Sainani's work...

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Categories: Classes

Tags: writing support, writing, scientific writing, Coursera, workshop, for researchers

DUMC Archives Resource Round-up
Posted On: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:02 by Beverly Murphy

Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Archives is committed to preserving, documenting, and making available for research the permanent records of Duke Health. While we always welcome visitors to our physical location, the Archives has a variety of online resources to help users learn about the collections and the Medical Center’s history.

MEDSpace – If you’re looking for historic images, our digital repository, MEDSpace, is an excellent place to start. MEDSpace contains nearly 700 photographs documenting the history of Duke Medicine. You can also find early publications, medical illustrations and artwork, and medical artifacts.

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Visit Our Garden!
Posted On: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:25 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Garden is still in bloom! If you are not familiar with our garden, come see the potpourri of potted herbs and plants such as rosemary, sage, box, and yarrow. Have your lunch and enjoy the view while the weather is still pleasant. It’s one of Duke’s best kept secrets!

Remote Access to E-journals Page
Posted On: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 00:04 by Beverly Murphy

This year we transitioned to a new e-journals platform which resulted in a few access issues for our e-journals page, but they have now been resolved.

There is however a change in the process for authentication purposes. If you access our e-journals page from off-site, you now have to log-in with your DukeNet ID and password. On-site access is not affected.

If you experience any problems with accessing our e-journals page from off-site, please contact us at medical-librarian@duke.edu or 919.660.1100.

Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals

Reserve Our Study Spaces Online
Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:14 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives now offers group study spaces for reservation by Duke-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.

Group study rooms are available for booking on Levels 1 and 3 of the Library.  All the rooms are equipped with large monitors and whiteboards and seat between 4 and 8 people. 

Level 1: Rooms 102A and 102B
Level 3: Rooms 315, 316, 319, 320

Reservation Policy: Group study rooms may be reserved by faculty, staff, and students for...

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Lexicomp Mobile App Code Changed 8/31
Posted On: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 22:13 by Jesse Akman

Each year as part of the Lexicomp Online subscription, Duke receives an updated subscription to Lexi-Select, the Lexicomp mobile app. Mobile app subscriptions expired the end of August 2017.

  • Existing users:  Click here and click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code.
  • New subscribers: ...
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Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: Lexicomp, for researchers, mobile, apps

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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Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help!
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 03:11 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
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 systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Biomedical Research and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC)
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WebMD Sold to KKR for $2.8 Billion
Posted On: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 14:24 by Jesse Akman

On July 24, WebMD was purchased by Internet Brands, a subsidiary of KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.), for approximately $2.8 billion. WebMD is among the biggest sites in the world for health information, particularly among those outside the health professions. In June of this year alone, the site had 71.1 million unique visitors. Internet Brands is a company operating an array of business-to-business and business-to-consumer Websites for vertical markets such as the automotive and travel industries.

If you would like to read more about the sale, check out the article from TechCrunch.

Categories: Databases

Tags: WebMD

Staying Current
Posted On: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 14:10 by Brandi Tuttle

 Journal articles, professional associations, CME, conferences, and Grand Rounds…how do you manage to keep up in an ever changing profession?  With only so much time, the Library wants to help you work smarter not harder! Check out our Current Awareness Guide which highlights resources such as:

  • MyNCBI to get a journal’s table of contents or get the latest research on a topic sent to you when you choose.
  • Browzine, available through Duke Libraries, to browse, read, and share journal articles.
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Tags: rss, My NCBI, apps, Browzine

Time Again for Summer Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 03:13 by Jamie Conklin

As you plan vacations and downtime this summer, don't forget to drop by our Library and other libraries in Durham and the surrounding areas for some reading materials. No matter what your reading interests are, you're covered!

For nonfiction health and science, stop by and browse our Engel Collection for titles like these:

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New Lippincott Nursing Resources Now Available
Posted On: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 04:17 by Beverly Murphy

As of June 1, ClinicalKey for Nursing (CKN) has been cancelled. Two new products have been purchased (Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures) which expand on the functions of CKN and offer additional resources for practicing nurses.

Lippincott Advisor

Evidence-based content for practicing nurses providing access to online references at the point of care. Content includes clinical diagnosis...

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