Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Williams
Posted On: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 00:05 by Beverly Murphy

Medical Center Archives Acquires Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers
Posted On: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 15:21 by Rebecca Williams

This blog post was contributed by Archives Intern McKenzie Long

The Duke University Medical Center Archives (DUMCA) is excited to announce the acquisition of the Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, a collection that documents the personal life and professional career of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari, a Nigerian-American and the first African-American surgeon at Duke University.

Dr. Akwari was the son of Theophilus Akwari, an export-import business owner, and Ngarasi Christiana Ukegbu, the owner and operator of numerous local shops. He was raised in Abia State, Nigeria as the oldest of eight children. In 1962, shortly after Nigeria declared its independence from...

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Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:27 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

COVID-19 Information
Posted On: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:48 by Sarah Cantrell

If you are seeking information and articles on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend the following resources.

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Categories: From the Literature

Tags: novel coronavirus, 2019 nCov, COVID-19

Keep Up with New Research Using EvidenceAlerts
Posted On: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:22 by Sarah Cantrell

Feel like you're drowning in a never-ending stream of new studies and articles? What if we told you that there is a free service that can notify you about newly published studies in self-selected key research areas, and that these articles are rated by practicing physicians for clinical relevance?

EvidenceAlerts, a product of McMaster University and DynaMed, is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence, drawing from 121 core clinical journals. It is pre-rated by trained research staff and then rated for clinical relevance by practicing physicians. Use this free service to set up...

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Categories: Resource Updates

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Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:28 by Leila Ledbetter

EndNote is a powerful and flexible citation management tool. but like a super car, many people find it is too hard to "drive" and that it has too many options for their day-to-day work.

If you are looking for a citation management tool that is more like a reliable sedan with just the options you need, and is great for getting you from point A to point B, you may want to test drive a few of these terrific options.

F1000 Workspace is a Web-based tool that allows you to create and organize a library of citations, discover new literature, and conduct group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs....

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: endnote, zotero, mendeley, refworks, reference management, F1000

New Medical Subject Headings
Posted On: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 13:02 by Samantha Kaplan

New year, new MeSH!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added over 200 new terms to the Medical Subject Headings thesaurus, more commonly known as MeSH! MeSH terms help organize MEDLINE literature via standardized terms to facilitate effective and precise searching. The recognition of a concept as a MeSH heading affirms its scientific and societal presence. There are many notable additions to the list, including:

  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Duration of Therapy
  • Historical Trauma
  • Military Health
  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Right to Health
  • Weight Prejudice

You can review the full list of terms here on...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: MeSH, pubmed

Another Change to PubMed!
Posted On: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:27 by Beverly Murphy

Starting today, the Getit@duke  button will be the only button in PubMed to access Duke full text subscriptions. The MedLib Online button has been retired due to changes at the National Library of Medicine, which manages PubMed.

With the Getit@Duke button, you can:

-    Access our full text journal articles from PubMed, whether you are on campus or off
-   Connect directly to the PDF of the journal article, if available

If you do not see the Getit@Duke button in PubMed, you will need to access PubMed at mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed or...

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Check Out a Digital Health Device
Posted On: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle

Did you know that of the research proposals submitted to the Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB), the number that include mobile apps or digital health devices has rapidly increased? In the past year alone, 476 new studies (19.5%) indicated that they will use a mobile application as part of the research study. In response, the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have teamed up to provide access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.

The Digital Health Device Collection will enable researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and...

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Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: mobile devices, mobile apps, digital health

New Series: Build Resilience with Writing
Posted On: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 16:29 by Megan von Isenburg

Expressive Writing Fall Series for Resiliency with John Evans

When: Every Friday for 6 weeks from October 11 - November 15 @ 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: HHL Lab; Trent Hall Rm 037A
Brunch provided!

About: Imagine an efficient, proven process to increase wellness and build resilience.  Expressive writing is such a process and promises to help manage the challenges of our complex lives, including high stress, decreasing immune function, increasing chronic symptoms, deteriorating health, grief and overcoming trauma. It has been proven to increase immunity, improve overall health, and subsequently improve...

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Tags: writing, resilience

One Click Access to PDFs Piloted in PubMed
Posted On: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 13:30 by Beverly Murphy

Have you noticed anything new while searching in PubMed? The Medical Center Library & Archives is piloting LibKey, a product that allows a “one click to PDF” experience in PubMed when users click on the Getit@Duke button.  Based on the Library's holdings and authentication data, this greatly accelerates access to content and minimizes clicks, while ensuring there is no loss in access for the content.

Shorty, we will be retiring the current MedLib Online button in PubMed and will be using LibKey within the Getit@Duke button. We would appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to drop us a line at medical-librarian@duke.edu with an questions or concerns.

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Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: pubmed

Duke Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 11:56 by Brandi Tuttle

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your pocket or purse 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 and this year's expires on August 31st. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.
  • DynamedPlus has made significant changes to their website and mobile app as well as renaming the product just Dynamed. You will need to update your mobile app by going to iTunes or Google Play to download the new Dynamed app and logging in with your username/password.
  • You...
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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps

E is for Essential: E-Books & E-Textbooks Everyone Needs
Posted On: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:57 by Samantha Kaplan

Try before you buy or don't buy at all! We have added hundreds of new titles to our e-book collection, many are essential textbooks for students, teachers, and clinicians. We now offer a Board Review Series and Clerkship/Clinical Rotations which includes core e-books for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery and features key titles from the Blueprints and Step-up series. ClinicalKey E-Books and the...

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Biomedical Information on the Go with Mobile Apps
Posted On: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:49 by Karen Barton

The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives provides access to many mobile apps that may be used to find drug information, guidelines, step-by-step medical procedures, and more in a snap. See the Mobile Apps LibGuide for download instructions and more detailed information.

The most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate, ClinicalKey, and DynaMed Plus, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. Lexicomp, Micromedex, and the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide are popular resources for drug information, including interactions, comparisons, and identification.

Other apps include Guideline Central, ...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps

New DynaMed Interface
Posted On: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:36 by Sarah Cantrell

On August 21, 2019, we transitioned to a new version of DynaMed.

What you need to know 

  • The new DynaMed offers Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit in addition to the AMA, AAFP, and AANP credits they always offered.

  • For existing DynaMed Plus mobile app users - you will need to download the new DynaMed app. You will be prompted to update the app once you select DynaMed in the...
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Categories: Databases

Tags: DynaMed

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