Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

DUMC History Retrospective: Nurses to the Front
Posted On: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 23:04 by Beverly Murphy

In April, the School of Nursing welcomed back its graduates for their annual alumni weekend. Nursing education has a long and rich history here at Duke. From its beginnings in 1931 to the present day, Duke has attracted the best faculty and produced top graduates. Among these graduates is a unique group that exemplified service: the Cadet Nurses.

On April 30, 1941, prior to U.S. involvement in World War II, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) issued a call for schools of nursing to increase enrollment in order to train more nurses for military, health, and civilian service. Duke responded by admitting 84 students in October, 1941, a boost from 58 the previous year.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor later that year, the…

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New Archives Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 17:51 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the DUMC community, from the 1930s to the present. This new guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about the collections, how to find items, as well as suggestions of other helpful resources.

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: guide, archives

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…
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Guide Available: Complying with NIH Public Access Policy
Posted On: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 13:15 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now requiring that all institutions be compliant with the Public Access Policy. 

NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond, if your publications are NOT compliant.  See the full policy at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-142.html

The Library has developed a new guide with instructions for complying with the NIH policy (http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/nihpapcompliance).

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Tags: NIH Public Access Policy, My NCBI