Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

National Guideline Clearinghouse Shutting Down July 2018
Posted On: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30 by Brandi Tuttle

Due to a loss of federal funding for this AHRQ resource, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Website will be permanently unavailable beginning July 16, 2018. As this repository of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines has been a valuable resource for Duke health professionals, we want to make sure you can still access the information you need to provide quality patient care.

Our Guidelines section on the Clinical Tools page links to general practice and specialty guidelines.  Many other databases also provide access to guidelines including PubMed, CINAHL, DynaMed Plus...

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Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: guidelines

New SmartSearch Interface
Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:06 by Jesse Akman

Beginning this month, the SmartSearch metasearch engine has moved to a new platform. This interface offers a new look, a different feel, and improved functionality.

SmartSearch fully indexes content from top biomedical journals and databases, providing a fast, streamlined search through a single search box. It now has the capability to also search the vast print book collections of the Duke Libraries.

Searches can be limited by peer-reviewed content, full-text online, publication date, resources available in the Duke libraries, content type, and many other facets. Information can be exported to citation management programs like EndNote and permalinks can be copied for future reference. The new SmartSearch interface...

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: catalog, e-journals, e-books, smartsearch

New Tool Available for Easier Systematic Review Production
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:32 by Sarah Cantrell

Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. It was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane Collaboration authors.

The Medical Center Library & Archives has a limited number of seats for this product. In order to gain access to Covidence, please contact the medical librarians to discuss your project.

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: systematic reviews

Want to Reserve an Item for a Class? The Library Can Help!
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:17 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives will place items on Course Reserve at the Library Service Desk or electronically via a learning management system (e.g. Sakai, Canvas, Blue Docs) when requested by faculty. In order to initiate a request, please fill out our Reserves Request Form. Materials which are not owned by Duke will be subject to Copyright Governing Fair Use.

Please call the Service Desk (919.660.1100) or contact Elizabeth Berney for assistance with reserve readings.

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Tags: e-reserves, Course Reserves

AccessMedicine and AccessAnestheisiology Now Available!
Posted On: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 14:45 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives now subscribes to AccessMedicine, a resource which provides access to the latest electronic editions of over 95 core biomedical and health sciences textbooks, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst's The Heart, Williams Obstetrics, and the CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment series.

Additionally, you will find an extensive multimedia library that includes examination and procedural videos and patient safety modules; Diagnosaurus, a differential diagnosis tool; practice guidelines from Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care; diagnostic tests from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: e-books

Do You Know Your Research Impact?
Posted On: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:18 by Beverly Murphy

Have you recently checked to see the research impact you, your team, department, or other group has had?  The Medical Center Library & Archives can help you gather and interpret publication metrics.  You have likely heard of an H-Index, but there are many ways to demonstrate the value of your work.  Metrics like the NIH Relative Citation Ratio or 'altmetrics' capture mentions in social media and news and can build a better overall picture of your impact. 

Contact the Library today for assistance in...

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Tags: for researchers, research

The Cochrane Library - iPad edition
Posted On: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 13:16 by Megan Van Noord

The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from experts in evidence-informed health care. Monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience. The themed sections in every issue are color-coded throughout so that you can easily find content relevant to you. The Bookmark feature allows you to create your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues. Additionally, the title page for every review includes a link to the full version of the review available...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: Cochrane

Data Stations
Posted On: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:39 by Megan Van Noord

Are you working on a project that requires data analysis, but don't have the necessary software installed? The Duke University Medical Center Library can help! There are two computers (Data Stations) on Level 2R of the library that have been configured with data analysis and visualization software. Those with Duke Health badges have 24 hour access, 7 days a week to the Data Stations, and they are also available to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Examples of software installed on the Data Stations include: SPSS, Stata, SAS, RStudio, NVIVO, Python, and Tableau. The Duke community may also download much of this software through Duke OIT Software Licensing. For training on...

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Categories: Explore Tools

New AAP Guidelines for Depression in Teens
Posted On: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 13:17 by Jesse Akman

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines recommending yearly screenings for depression in teenagers. These guidelines come after studies indicated that approximately 50 percent of adolescents with depression are diagnosed before reaching adulthood, and as much as 66 percent of depressed teenagers don’t get any help or care.

You can read the new guidelines here. To learn more about the decision to issue these guidelines, check out the blogpost from the AAP.

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: pediatrics, mental health, guidelines

Welcome to Sarah Cantrell!
Posted On: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 00:06 by Beverly Murphy

Sarah Cantrell joined the Duke Medical Library & Archives staff on December 1, 2017, bringing a new set of skills to our library — clinical librarianship. In addtion to leading the Research & Education team, she will also serve as a Co-Director of the national Teaching and Leading EBM Workshop beginning in 2019.  Sarah comes to us from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where she developed and led a clinical librarian program and, among other things, rounded with in-patient teams in Internal Medicine and other units. Prior to that, she was an academic health sciences librarian at Georgetown University Medical Center. With these experiences, she will work to expand our liaison role with Graduate Medical Education (GME) to...

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Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman

At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm.  Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.

If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: pubmed, NIH, for researchers, NLM

We are Getting New Carpet!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:05 by Megan von Isenburg

The Library is replacing the carpet in most areas on Level 1 and Level 2R. Work will begin January 24th and take about a month. We are sorry for the mess and any disruption that this causes you!

Here are our tentative plans:

January 24 – February 9: New carpet on Level 2R
This is the hub of the Library and we recognize that the services on this floor are all very important. Our Service Desk will remain the primary point of contact for most of these two weeks. Check in with staff at the Desk for help navigating the Library during the carpet installation.

  • Computers will be temporarily relocated to Rm 212E. We will offer free printing in Rm 212E...
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Tags: building

EndNote X8 on Mac Now Compatible with Word 2016
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:30 by Virginia Carden

The production version of EndNote X8 has now been updated to be compatible with the new version of Word (Office 2016). If you have EndNote X8, you can update to version X8.2. If you have EndNote X7, you can revert your version of Word 2016 to v15. Read more...

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Tags: endnote

No Access to Natural Medicines
Posted On: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 00:00 by Jamie Conklin

Access to Natural Medicines has been suspended temporarily while we negotiate a new contract through the Carolina Consortium. We will post an update when access is restored.

In the meantime, here are a few other available resources that may be useful:
•    Lexicomp (Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information)
•    About Herbs Search (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
•    Herbs at a Glance (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

We apologize for...

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Tags: alternative medicine, Natural Medicines

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:42 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 Plus, 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/...
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Tags: DynaMed Plus, NNT

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