Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

New Touchscreen Kiosks Are Here!
Posted On: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:05 by Beverly Murphy

While we are always happy to help you at the Library Service Desk, we recognize that sometimes you need information in a rush, after hours, or maybe on another floor of the Library, far from our desk. Our new kiosks will help you connect with library services at our Entrance Level, Level 1, and Level 3.

What’s on the kiosks?

  • Exhibits – Learn more about our special collections, historical medical instruments, and some of our artwork
  • Book a Room – See what study rooms are free and book a room directly from the kiosk
  • Maps – Our building can be confusing but hopefully our maps...
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Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Office Hours to Assist with Human Subject Research Proposals
Posted On: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:44 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has broadened its definition of clinical trial and is instituting the use of a new forms packet for collecting information about human subjects research at the time of proposal submission. These changes are substantial and will impact applications (new, resubmission, or revision) and awards with submission dates after January 25, 2018.

In an effort to answer questions related to these changes, several offices at Duke are coming together to offer office hours at the Medical Center Library & Archives (see schedule below). These are open to any faculty and staff with questions about proposal preparation or submission. General questions about these changes or office hours can be directed to ...

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, for researchers, research

Importing Citations into EndNote
Posted On: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:55 by Jamie Conklin

Need to get references into EndNote and not sure how? Try these tips:

  • Import articles from PubMed by using the "Send to" feature. If needed, see instructions for a PC or for a Mac.
  • Import articles from Google Scholar by simply changing your Google Scholar settings. Within your settings, go to Bibliograpy Manager and select the second radio button for "Show links to import citations into" and select EndNote. Then click Save. You'll then see an...
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Categories: Databases

Tags: endnote, citation management

Altmetric Explorer for Institutions is Back!
Posted On: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 19:03 by Beverly Murphy

The institutional version of Altmetic Explorer, which allows the ability to search for verified research outputs by institution, department, authors, etc., has been funded through October 2018.

To learn more about Altmetric tools, connect to our Publication Metrics: Almetrics Guide.

Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: altmetrics, guide

2017 Guideline for High Blood Pressure
Posted On: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:56 by Jesse Akman

The 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A two-part excerpt featuring 21 key points to remember is available on the ACC Website.

Need help finding current treatment guidelines? Make sure to Ask a Librarian...

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Categories: From the Literature

Tags: guidelines

NIH Statement on Predatory Publishing
Posted On: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:39 by Jesse Akman

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a statement intended to "protect the credibility of published research" by encouraging authors to publish papers resulting from NIH-funded research in reputable journals.  You can read the full statement here.

For resources to help you determine where (and where not) to publish, see our Publication Metrics Guide.

Have questions about predatory publishing? Ask a Librarian! Contact us at medical-librarian@duke.edu.

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Tags: NIH, publishing, publications

Patient Health Information
Posted On: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:18 by Jesse Akman

As we head into the holiday season, many of us may eat too much food and have health related questions.  The Library wants to help!  When your great aunt has a question about her indigestion, check out our Consumer/Patient Health Guide which highlights resources such as:

  • MedlinePlus for health topics, drug and supplement information, and even tutorials and videos
  • KidsHealth for pediatric information about everything from diseases & conditions to growth and development
  • The Merck Manual for pill identifiers, news, procedures and...
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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: health literacy, guide

Open Access Week: October 23-29
Posted On: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:14 by Jamie Conklin

International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 23 – 29, 2017!

This year's theme "Open in order to..." invites us to consider beneficial outcomes of making scholarship openly available to all. Perhaps your goal is to improve population health, ensure access to knowledge, enhance collaboration and networking, or increase your scholarly impact. Feel free to share your goals using the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo and follow other OA news at #OAWeek or...

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Tags: open access

Writing in the Sciences Coursera Course Opens Today
Posted On: Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:57 by Jesse Akman

Enrollment opens today for Dr. Kristin Sainani's Coursera Course "Writing in the Sciences." This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences. This course is for undergraduate and graduate students; medical students; scientists; medical professionals; and science writers.

Dr. Kristin Sainani is an epidemiologist based at Stanford University. You can learn more about Dr. Sainani's work...

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Categories: Classes

Tags: writing support, writing, scientific writing, Coursera, workshop, for researchers

Visit Our Garden!
Posted On: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:25 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Garden is still in bloom! If you are not familiar with our garden, come see the potpourri of potted herbs and plants such as rosemary, sage, box, and yarrow. Have your lunch and enjoy the view while the weather is still pleasant. It’s one of Duke’s best kept secrets!

Remote Access to E-journals Page
Posted On: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 00:04 by Beverly Murphy

This year we transitioned to a new e-journals platform which resulted in a few access issues for our e-journals page, but they have now been resolved.

There is however a change in the process for authentication purposes. If you access our e-journals page from off-site, you now have to log-in with your DukeNet ID and password. On-site access is not affected.

If you experience any problems with accessing our e-journals page from off-site, please contact us at medical-librarian@duke.edu or 919.660.1100.

Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals

Reserve Our Study Spaces Online
Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:14 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives now offers group study spaces for reservation by Duke-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.

Group study rooms are available for booking on Levels 1 and 3 of the Library.  All the rooms are equipped with large monitors and whiteboards and seat between 4 and 8 people. 

Level 1: Rooms 102A and 102B
Level 3: Rooms 315, 316, 319, 320

Reservation Policy: Group study rooms may be reserved by faculty, staff, and students for...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Lexicomp Mobile App Code Changed 8/31
Posted On: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 22:13 by Jesse Akman

Each year as part of the Lexicomp Online subscription, Duke receives an updated subscription to Lexi-Select, the Lexicomp mobile app. Mobile app subscriptions expired the end of August 2017.

  • Existing users:  Click here and click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code.
  • New subscribers: ...
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Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: Lexicomp, for researchers, mobile, apps

Test Instruments Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:26 by Jesse Akman

One of the many challenges faced when beginning a project is finding and selecting appropriate test instruments. Our handy Test Instruments Guide can be used to navigate the process. It includes both online and print resources and provides search tips for finding specific instruments. Sample resources include:

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: test instruments, for researchers, research, guide

Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help!
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 03:11 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
To better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Biomedical Research and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC)
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