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Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 23:34 by Leila Ledbetter

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives, in partnership with Wiley Researcher Academy, offers online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific...

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Tags: for researchers, publishing, wiley researcher academy

F1000 Is Now Sciwheel
Posted On: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 17:39 by Beverly Murphy

The F1000 family of products (F1000Workspace, F1000Prime and F1000Research) has evolved as a way to discover, read, annotate, write, and share scientific research and is now known as Sciwheel. This change was effective in April 2020 and does have some implications for our users.

Sciwheel is available for free to all Duke University faculty, staff, and students. However, it does require a user to log in from the campus network every 60 days to verify institutional affiliation.  If you are experiencing difficulties doing this because you are...

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Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: reference management, sciwheel

Library Spaces Have Reopened
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 23:11 by Beverly Murphy

Designated seats in the Medical Center Library & Archives are now available for individual reservation, Monday – Friday, from 9a to 4p for Duke Health badge holders. To reserve a seat, connect to Seat & Space Bookings and follow instructions. From this page, you may make a new reservation, take possession of your reserved seat, and check out when you are ready to leave.

The seats are located on Level 2R and Level 3 of the Library. Level 1 remains closed. To ensure you will have a place to work,...

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Tags: hours, services

A Warm, Socially Distant Welcome!
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 01:54 by Beverly Murphy

Whether you are new to Duke or a returning member of our community, welcome to the new academic year at Duke! While this is an August unlike any before, the staff and resources of the Medical Center Library and Archives are here for you. COVID-19 has brought many changes to our campus. Many of our staff are working from home and our Library study and work spaces, which will be reopening soon, will look a little different this year. 

Access to Resources

Many of our books, journals, and databases are available online. Our recently refreshed Website offers access to thousands of resources whether you are on campus or at...

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Library Services and Resources During COVID-19
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 01:49 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives staff are working remotely and building access is restricted.

How can I get assistance?
You can contact Library staff through our chat function between 9a and 5p, Monday through Friday. Library staff are available to meet with faculty, staff, and students by phone, email, and WebEx or Zoom. Library classes are all held online.

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Tags: hours, services

E is for Essential: E-Books & E-Textbooks Everyone Needs
Posted On: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 23:48 by Samantha Kaplan

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

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Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 13:56 by Sarah Cantrell

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!

What is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process.

What does Covidence do?

Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:

                  • Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote
                  • Screening and selecting studies
                  • Resolving conflicts
                  • Extracting study data
                  • Assessing study quality/risk of bias
                  • Exporting data to multiple file types
                  • Creating PRISMA diagrams
                  • ...
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Tags: covidence, systematic reviews

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 20:39 by Beverly Murphy

If you need to get to journal content or other library resources from off campus, simply start at our Website! You will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. Or you may use the Duke NetID Login button at the top right of the site to avoid the need for repeated reource prompts. This login will last until you close your browser.

With the exception of the Duke FormWeb and Micromedex, which require the VPN, no VPN or Virtual PIN is needed to access our resources.

The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use ...

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Tags: off-campus access

Website "Refresh" is Here!
Posted On: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 02:34 by Beverly Murphy

Our Website (most primarily the frontal portal) has undergone a facelift! 

Though it has a similar look and feel to the previous version, you will notice some distinct enhancements:

    • More resources added to the "Quicklinks" including DynaMed, CINAHL, and Mobile Apps
    • Redesigned search widget for quick queries in PubMed, UpTodate, E-journals, the Catalog and our Website
    • Addition of a new set of high value menu resources and services offering "Our Expertise" in evidence-based practice, instructional support, systematic reviews, citation management, medical archives, and more.
    • New drop-down menus that...
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Tags: website

NIH Preprints for Early Access to COVID-19 Research
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 18:15 by Karen Barton

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). It is very important to note that these preprints will NOT be peer-reviewed. Therefore, when you search PubMed Central or PubMed (which also retrieves PubMed Central articles), you may see preprints in your search results that will display the banner shown to the right below.

The pilot project will run for a minimum of 12 months and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once curation and ingest workflows become scalable, NLM hopes to expand the pilot to include the full spectrum of NIH...

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Tags: NIH, COVID-19, for researchers, research, coronavirus

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:41 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the Library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
  • The ability to craft a single search for your patient’s problem/intervention...
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Remembering Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney
Posted On: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 23:46 by Rebecca Williams

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney earlier this week. Dr. Kinney was the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kinney had a long career here at Duke.

Dr. Kinney is widely known for his work as both a clinical researcher and advocate in the field of pediatric hematology. He led an NIH-funded 20 year cooperative study that defined the natural history of the sickle cell disease. He was also a champion of sickle cell screening in infants and successfully coordinated in the implementation of newborn screening for the disease in North Carolina. He then went on to help establish...

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Tags: pediatrics, history of medicine, duke history

Library Zoom Backgrounds
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:10 by Rebecca Williams

Do you miss meeting and studying in the Medical Center Library? We sure do! Instead, we are all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days. Changing your background is a great feature to hide a messy house, block that roommate in profile in the background, or just to express your own creativity and personality.

We have created several free virtual background templates for you to download and use. They feature images from the Medical Center Library and surrounding campus areas from the very beginning of the hospital up until now. We hope you enjoy them!

You can click on any of the images below to enlarge and save to your computer or you can download them directly from this Box folder....

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Tags: Zoom, archives

Document Delivery/ILL Services Returns for Article Requests
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services have been reinstated as of Friday, May 22, 2020 to fill routine article requests. Articles that are electronically available may be easier to retrieve whereas those from older or more obscure publications may be more difficult to acquire.

If you are a Duke clinician, faculty, or staff member and have an urgent request for a full-text article(s) related to direct patient care or COVID-19, please alert us in the notes field on the request form.

We may not be able to borrow any books since most libraries have suspended book lending at this time.

Please note: Access to...

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New PubMed Interface Has Launched
Posted On: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 21:57 by Sarah Cantrell

PubMed has switched to its newly designed search interface (click to connect)

Interested in learning more about the new interface? Sign up to attend one of our webinars!

New interface features include:

  • Ability to cite references quickly in your preferred citation style format (AMA, APA, NLM, or MLA);
  • Option to share references via social media or a permalink;
  • A seamless search experience on your mobile device;
  • Search results sorted by best match by...
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Categories: Databases

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