Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

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.

MORE

Categories: Alerts, Databases

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...

MORE

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...
MORE

Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

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.

MORE

Categories: Alerts, Databases

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 ...
MORE

Tags: grammar, scientific writing, writing, writing support

Find Open Access Articles through Unpaywall
Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 16:36 by Jamie Conklin

If you need an article not available in our e-journals or catalog, try Unpaywall for an open access version. First, install the Unpaywall browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. Then when viewing an article, click the green tab for open access that automatically appears on the right side of the browser when an open access version is available. 

Unpaywall finds open access content through a variety of sources, including PubMed Central, the Directory...

MORE

Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: open access

Keeping up with Changes to ClinicalKey Content
Posted On: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:50 by Erica Brody

ClinicalKey is an online search tool for e-books, journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other clinical information. ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1,000 e-books in medicine and surgery and evidence-based content to help nurses find answers to clinical questions at the point of care.

Over time, the content of ClinicalKey changes. Books and journals are added and removed from the database. Here are two easy ways to keep up with changes to ClinicalKey content:

MORE

Categories: Databases

Tags: clinicalkey, e-books, e-journals

Our E-journals Page has Changed!
Posted On: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:06 by Beverly Murphy

Effective April 25th, our e-journals platform switched over to the current EBSCO platform, which is the same as what we use for our metasearch engine, SmartSearch.

To navigate this new page:

    • Type in the name of the journal or a significant word from the journal title (does not have to be case sensitive). The system will pick up all journal titles with that word as part of the title. Note: The word may also appear or be mapped to other fields in the record (eg. journal description, publisher information, etc). The former alphabetical (...
MORE

Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals, journals

Preparing Citations from Endnote (APA, AMA, Chicago Styles)
Posted On: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:28 by Matthew Johnson

Ever get nervous about formatting citations? Here’s an overview of a few common issues when citing journal articles in often-used styles (APA, AMA, and Chicago)

In most cases, you can easily export citation information from databases like PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc. into a reference management system like EndNote. However, you have to be careful about how that data is entered to ensure that your final citations are correct.

APA Style

When citing a journal article, use the following basic format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical...

MORE

Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: citation management, endnote, reference management, citations, APA

Access "My NCBI" with your Duke NetID and password
Posted On: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:25 by Erica Brody

PubMed’s My NCBI tool allows you to set personal preferences, store both search strategies and citation collections, and create alerts by offering automatic e-mail updates and RSS Feeds of stored searches. Register for My NCBI by creating a User Name and Password. The preferred method of creating a My NCBI account is to register for it by clicking the "Register for an NCBI account" on the My NCBI sign in page and following the instructions.

Once you have a My NCBI account and you are logged in, you can click on your username at the top right of the NCBI screen to access your account settings. On this screen, you will see a box called “Linked accounts” where you can link your NCBI account to a “3rd party option” such as...

MORE

Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: pubmed, My NCBI, passwords

Library Resources Now Accessible in Maestro Care!
Posted On: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:34 by Beverly Murphy

Do you access UpToDate through Maestro Care?

Users accessing UpToDate through the Maestro Care toolbar or through a patient's chart (problem list, MAR, orders, etc.) will have immediate access to other evidence-based resources, including ACP Journal Club, the Cochrane Library, ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey for Nursing, Lexicomp, MedlinePlus (for patients), and PubMed.

When you click on the UpToDate button, searches should still work the same way and users’ Maestro Care IDs will still be sent to UpToDate for automatic log-in to receive CME credit for searches.  

You now also have access to other resources through the Medical Center Library & Archives. Though the search of additional Library resources is live, we are continuing to refine the search...

MORE

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: UpToDate

Megan von Isenburg Named Associate Dean for Library Services
Posted On: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:16 by Beverly Murphy

Megan von Isenburg has been appointed Associate Dean for Medical Center Library & Archives (MCL&A). She has dedicated 13 years of her career to our library, most recently as Associate Director for Research and Education and Liaison to Graduate Medical Education and Global Health. A strong advocate for both library services and improved patient care, Megan has developed and taught numerous classes, co-directed the nationally known Teaching and Leading Evidence-Based Medicine workshop held at Duke Health, and participated in numerous evidence-based practice initiatives. Megan has co-authored multiple systematic reviews, as well as research articles on reaching new user groups through innovative programs, including a scholarly writing boot camp and...

MORE

Categories: Alerts

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice 2017
Posted On: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:11 by Beverly Murphy

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice 2017

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Previously titled Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice provide guidance in perioperative patient care and workplace safety. This collection of 32 evidence-based guidelines is intended for use by all perioperative professionals to promote safety and optimal patient outcomes.

Check out the Library's newest print book additions or ...

MORE

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books, nursing

ClinicalKey App Now Available (and replaces First Consult)
Posted On: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:57 by Brandi Tuttle

The First Consult app from ClinicalKey has been retired! If you were a fan of this point-of-care resource or already like and use ClinicalKey, then you are in luck! All of the First Consult information (and more) is available via the ClinicalKey app.

Download the ClinicalKey app for Android

Download the ClinicalKey app for Apple iOS

Don't have a ClinicalKey username/password?

MORE

Categories: Alerts, Databases, Explore Tools

Tags: mobile, apps

Pages