Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog
Zotero: A Free Reference Management Tool
Posted On: Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 21:18 by Leila Ledbetter
Zotero is a freely available reference management and writing tool that makes capturing citations easy. It has a browser plugin that works in Chrome, Firefox or Safari, and with one click you can add a journal article, Web page, video, or many other resource types to your library.
One of Zotero's strengths is that it is uncomplicated to us, making collaborative projects, especially with people at other institutions, relatively simple via Google Docs.
You will never have to worry about losing your library of citations because everything is backed up to the cloud. Syncing to the Web version of Zotero allows you to access your library from any computer with Internet access. If you run out of Zotero's free storage, additional storage can…MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
Have You Cleared Your Cache Lately?
Posted On: Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 10:43 by Beverly Murphy
The fastest way to clear your cache is to use the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL + F5 or follow these steps:
- Check “Browsing History,” “Cookies and Saved Website Data,” “Cached Data & Files,” and “Tabs I’ve set aside or recently closed”
- Click the Clear button
The fastest way to clear your cache is to use the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + R on Windows or Linux or CMD + SHIFT + R on a Mac or follow these steps:
- Check “Browsing History,” “Cookies and Other Site Data,” and “Cached images and files.”
- Click the Clear Data button
The fastest way to clear your cache is to use…MORE
Categories: Resource Outages
Meet the Health Poll Database!
Posted On: Monday, March 13, 2023 - 10:12 by Samantha Kaplan, Ph.D.
If you’re looking for individual attitudes and opinions on health topics, we’ve got a tool for that! The Health Poll Database, produced by the Roper Center, provides a searchable interface of thousands of health-related polls conducted in the United States in the last 80 years! Downloadable datasets are also available in many file formats (including Stata, ASCII, and SPSS). Cross-tabs and frequency distribution charts are included in results with easy access to graphics for presentations. Health topics include insurance, health care, social determinants and many more.
Vivli: A Data Repository for Clinical Data
Posted On: Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 15:22 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Now that the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy is in effect, researchers are taking a closer look at their options for where to deposit their data once the research project is complete. Indeed, the new policy requires researchers to prospectively plan for where they will share their data when they apply for NIH funding. If you work with human participant data and need a controlled access repository, Vivli may be a good option!
Vivli is a global clinical research data-sharing platform that focuses on sharing anonymized individual participant-level data. The platform includes a controlled access data repository, search engine, and secure research environment…MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
Posted On: Monday, February 20, 2023 - 17:42 by Katherine Smith
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are in the middle of a yearlong trial of VisualDx that began in July 2022. As we continue to evaluate whether to subscribe to VisualDx in the future, we would like to hear about your experience with this resource. Please take a moment to share your feedback. All responses will be used internally, and your NetID will not be associated with your responses. We appreciate your help!
Changes to the AAMC Faculty Salary Report
Posted On: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 09:40 by Sarah Cantrell
The AAMC released its annual Faculty Salary Report, but are no longer making a print version available. Unfortunately, the AAMC is not currently offering an institutional subscription opportunity for libraries that would provide everyone at Duke with access. As a result, individuals will have to purchase their own electronic access.
What does this mean for you?
If you are looking for current salary data, you will need to purchase your own access to the AAMC Faculty Salary Report from the AAMC Store. The cost is $50 for AAMC members, faculty and staff at member institutions (Duke is a member), and for residents/fellows. For sales support, including accessing member…MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
The New NIH Data Policy is Here!
Posted On: Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 11:13 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
The new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy went into effect on January 25, 2023! This means that if you are submitting a NIH grant application that will produce scientific data, you now need to include a 1-2 page data management plan that describes the type and format of data you plan to collect or produce and how you will share and preserve it. At the time of the grant application, you will now need to plan for how you are going to manage and share your data. To support you with this process, we have provided a list helpful resources.
Need to Write a DMS Plan? Use DMPTool!
Posted On: Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 08:41 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
If your research will be NIH-funded, you will need to include a data management and sharing (DMS) plan with your grant application as of January 25, 2023. You can use the NIH optional DMS Plan format page to create your plan, but why not take advantage of the free, online DMPTool managed by the California Digital Library? DMPTool provides a click-through wizard that walks you through the DMP creation process using an NIH template along with helpful guidance from both NIH and Duke.
There are several reasons why Duke researchers should use the DMPTool:
- Duke authentication through Shibboleth (choose Duke, login with NetID and password)
Medical Center Library & Archives Snapshot 2022
Posted On: Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 00:18 by Beverly Murphy
The Medical Center Library & Archives annually collects facts, figures, and accomplishments of the Library and staff members and produces an annual snapshot. Take a look at some the highlights from the work completed in 2022.
Read about the activities of the Medical Center Library & Archives in our recently released 2022 Snapshot!
VisualDx User Experience
Posted On: Friday, January 13, 2023 - 09:51 by Katherine Smith
We are midway through our yearlong trial of VisualDx, a clinical tool designed to visually represent variations of diseases, enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid in therapeutic decisions, and improve patient care. VisualDx’s 14,000+ diverse images and differential building tool have proven useful in both clinical and educational settings, and its welcoming tile grid invites users to easily and quickly interact. If you haven’t had time to explore VisualDx personally, helpful videos are available on YouTube, like how to Build a Differential.
According to an article in…MORE
Check out a Digital Health Device!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 16:36 by Brandi Tuttle
As researchers continue to include digital health devices in their research the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are proud to offer access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.
The Digital Health Device Collection enables researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and features of digital health devices to inform their research project design or purchasing decisions for their own projects. Our devices can be borrowed by researchers across Duke Health and Duke University considering digital health devices for their research or clinical…MORE
Video Competition: The Memmys Are Back
Posted On: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11:23 by Megan Von Isenburg
For years now, students in various medical fields have produced wonderful music videos that are as insightful as they are hilarious. By combining popular songs and student experiences, the videos give a glimpse into the often challenging but ultimately rewarding lives of students in the health profession. More than being a catalog of inside jokes, however, they represent a platform for creativity and an opportunity for students to showcase talents beyond academic achievements.
Since 2013, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia has recognized schools whose students have created the very best videos. Each year, three schools selected by a panel of judges will receive a Memmys award for display and their health sciences library will receive a monetary…
Infographics on AccessMedicine
Posted On: Monday, October 31, 2022 - 09:17 by Sarah Cantrell
The Medical Center Library & Archives' subscription to AccessMedicine includes a collection of over 600 one-page medical infographics that are high-yield summaries to serve as a point of entry into core foundational content. Specialty topics include: Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, GI/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, MSK, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Urology.
Best Practices for Lexicomp Mobile App Content Updates
Posted On: Monday, October 24, 2022 - 14:42 by Brandi Tuttle
The content in Lexicomp is updated on a daily basis. In order to ensure you are accessing the most current content, you should adjust your Lexicomp Mobile App content download preferences to ensure the content on your device is automatically updated. In such instances, Lexicomp mobile app content will be automatically updated when the mobile app is open and connected to WiFi, or when connected to WiFi and Data, depending on your settings.
Best Practice Tip: If you have enough data, adjust your settings so content is updated using WiFi and Data to ensure you are viewing the latest content when WiFi access is unavailable.
- With the mobile app open, tap the Hamburger Menu (three lines) located in the top right.
- Tap Preferences, then tap Settings.…
Coming Soon: Automated NIH PAP Compliance Emails
Posted On: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 16:34 by Beth Blackwood
The NIH Public Access Policy mandates that all publications produced with NIH funds must have a PMCID within 90 days of acceptance and must be made available in PubMed Central within 1 year of publishing. This policy ensures that the public has timely access to the published results of NIH funded research, but is an extra step that researchers must perform upon the acceptance of the manuscripts. The Medical Library is committed to supporting researchers throughout the compliance process.
To this end, library staff have been actively working to build an automated email tool that will update researchers who are out of compliance with this policy. These emails will come from "Duke NIH Public Access Compliance" (…MORE
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