Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

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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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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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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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

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EndNote and Mac OS Catalina
Posted On: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:54 by Sarah Cantrell

Are you using EndNote on a Mac? If so, there are important changes underway! In October, Apple will be releasing the latest macOS 10.15 (also known as Catalina).  With the release of Catalina, Apple will be dropping all 32-bit application support and this will impact EndNote.  EndNote X9 for Mac will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina.

What do you need to do?

  • If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow. 
  • If you are running EndNote...
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Link Your Existing UpToDate Account to Duke's Version
Posted On: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 08:26 by Sarah Cantrell

Are you new to Duke and want to link your existing UpToDate account to Duke's institutional access? Here's what to do!

If access through your previous institution or personal subscription is still active:

You must let this lapse before you can link your account to Duke's institutional access. This will enable you to keep your existing username and password, as well as any accrued Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Once it has lapsed, access UpToDate via the Medical Center Library’s Website. Login with your existing username and password. 

If access through your previous...

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Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 22:23 by Beverly Murphy

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. No VPN or Virtual PIN is needed!

There are only a few of our resources that require the VPN – Duke FormWeb, Micromedex, and Pivot. The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use Multi-factor authentication (MFA). You will be asked to type a second password to access our resources.

Be sure to use the Duke version of...

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Welcome New Trainees!
Posted On: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 16:46 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives welcomes new Trainees to Duke. Visit us and learn about our resources and services and how we can help you.

Wall Street Journal Access for the Duke Community!
Posted On: Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 16:53 by Brandi Tuttle

Thanks to Duke's Ford Business Library and Goodson Law Library, all Duke University students, faculty and staff are eligible to sign up for personal accounts on WSJ.com, the online Wall Street Journal. You can also get WSJ.com for your mobile devices!

Connect to this page for links to the FAQ, registration, instructions, and information for those who already pay for a personal account on WSJ.com.

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Track Your Publishing Contributions in Publons
Posted On: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 16:34 by Megan von Isenburg

What is Publons?

Publons is a Web service that allows you to track your publications, citations, and contributed peer reviews in one dashboard. Publons also calculates your h-index (the productivity/impact indicator calculated using the number of articles and number of citations to those articles) and displays all data on a public-facing dashboard.

Originally launched as a service to track completed peer reviews, Publons was recently purchased by Clarivate, the group that owns Web of Science, and has added integrations with published citation data using the Web of Science...

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Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:34 by Sarah Cantrell

Starting a new research project without a reporting guideline can feel daunting – a bit like driving without Google Maps. You may have a vague sense of where to go and what you need to do, but the details and street names are a bit hazy. 

Thankfully, numerous "roadmaps" for health research studies exist. The EQUATOR Network has helpfully gathered these reporting guidelines all in one convenient location and includes reporting guidelines for case reports (CARE), quality improvement studies (SRQR), observational studies (STROBE), randomized controlled trials (CONSORT), and systematic reviews (PRISMA), among others....

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Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton

As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research.  As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.

All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in...

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PMIDs, DOIs, and PMCIDs Oh My!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle

Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.

A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.

E-Journals page

The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to content online known...

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Tags: pubmed, citations

Need Help with a Poster?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 23:24 by Leila Ledbetter

Do you have a conference, meeting, or class assignment coming up that involves creating a poster?  

If so, we can help! Check out our Poster Guide which offers best practices on poster creation, poster templates, printing options, and tutorials..

Schedule a consultation to get customized help on your project or drop us a line at medical-librarian@duke.edu!

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