Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
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...MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
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...
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...
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...MORE
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/...
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...
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 ...MORE
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...
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.
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...MORE
Categories: From the Literature
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE
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...
Categories: Resource Updates
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...MORE
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...MORE
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!