Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

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.

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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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Tags: test instruments, for researchers, research, guide

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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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books

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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ClinicalKey for Nursing Cancelled
Posted On: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 03:22 by Beverly Murphy

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

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Tags: clinicalkey, lippincott advisor, lippincott procedures

Beverly Murphy Assumes Role as MLA President-Elect
Posted On: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:40 by Beverly Murphy

Pat Thibodeau, Former Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives

Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, began her term as President-Elect of the Medical Library Association (MLA) in May at the end of the annual conference in Seattle, WA.  Elected in December 2016 by the MLA members, she will serve as President from 2018 to 2019. Her election to this office is also a milestone for the Association since she will be the first African-American President of MLA. Beverly has been at Duke for 34 years and is currently the Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management in the Library and the Hospital Nursing Liaison for the Duke Health System and Watts School of...

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More than Just PubMed
Posted On: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:38 by Leila Ledbetter

For every job there is just the right tool.  While most people are familiar with PubMed, we also provide access to many other databases -- from specialty to general -- that might better fill your information searching needs.

Embase: Covers biomedical literature from journals from around the world. It offers particularly strong coverage of drugs. Embase includes records and journals that are not covered by PubMed,  including conference abstracts and European journal titles.

Scopus: Offers excellent coverage of biomedical literature as well as business, social sciences, education, and other... MORE

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: embase, scopus, web of science

New Furniture and Renovated Spaces in the Library
Posted On: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:56 by Megan von Isenburg

New furniture and reconfigured spaces are now available on Level 2R next to the Library's Service Desk. With new zones for collaboration, individual work, and reflection, the space meets the increasing needs of Duke Health's students, faculty, and staff.

We invite you to come in and see our new spaces. As always, we welcome your feedback!

  • Collaboration Space: Whiteboards, tables, bench seating, and a rolling monitor allow groups to gather to meet, discuss projects, or study.
  • Data Stations: Two computers have been...
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Facts & Comparisons Cancelled
Posted On: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:37 by Beverly Murphy

Facts & Comparisons has been cancelled effective June 1, 2017. For other drug resources, please connect to the Drugs, Chemicals & Toxicology section on our Website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Common Grammar Mistakes
Posted On: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 14:01 by Matthew Johnson

Bad grammar might distract readers from an otherwise good paper or make your work more difficult to read and comprehend. On the other hand, good writing may make an otherwise bad paper appear better than it is. 

Here are some explanations for a few common mistakes in scientific writing: 

    • Incorrectly writing units or incorrectly using hyphens
      • Use hyphens with adjectives. My camera has a 24-mm lens, but the lens is 24 mm
      • Remember to put a space between the number and unit if there isn't a hyphen.
      • The not-so-simple instructions were not so helpful. 
      • Here's more from ...
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Tags: grammar, scientific writing, writing, writing support

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