Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Your Story Matters! Documenting COVID-19 at Duke
Posted On: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 15:57 by Rebecca Williams

COVID-19 has changed and disrupted our lives, at Duke and around the world. On campus, most students have returned home, classes are online, and all events are cancelled. Many staff are working from home; others that are deemed essential continue to work on campus. The hospital is preparing for an influx of people infected with COVID-19. Duke researchers are trying to find ways to fight the disease, from identifying treatments to creating better protective equipment.

And we all live with the fear of the physical impact of the virus, both for ourselves and our families.

The Duke University Archives and the Duke University Medical Center Archives have been hard at work to document this unique time in history. We have been capturing all of the news alerts, email updates...

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Categories: Alerts, Events

Tags: COVID-19, archives, coronavirus

Spring Quarantine Reading
Posted On: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 15:54 by Beverly Murphy

Have you been meaning to brush up on your Excel skills? Learn how to use Canvas? Read that NYT bestseller?

This summer is the perfect time and the library is here to help! Your Duke NetID gives you access to LinkedIn Learning – an online platform with hundreds of courses on different software like Tablea, and topics on giving presentations and educational technology. If you're planning to hit the beach, you can still hit the books with Duke's collection of ebooks and audiobooks! You can even read some ebooks on your...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books

Temporary Free E-Resources in Response to COVID-19
Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 14:34 by Beverly Murphy

In response to COVID-19, the following publishers and library vendors are offering free access to some online content for a limited time period.

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Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

COVID-19 Core Clinical Resources Libguide
Posted On: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 18:56 by Beverly Murphy

COVID-19: Core Clinical Resources is a compilation of information and literature about COVID-19 that will be immediately useful to practicing clinicians at Duke. Please understand that this guide is also fluid and evolving since the topic is evolving rapidly, with an onslaught of literature and information. If you are a Duke clinician, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: COVID-19, coronavirus

Web of Science Author Records
Posted On: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 14:06 by Karen Barton

Accurate research impact metrics such as article citation counts and H-index in Web of Science or InCites, a Web of Science-related product, currently depend on artificial intelligence as well as human curation to help make data as clean as possible. Now, researchers may provide suggested edits to Web of Science author records (for themselves and others), including affiliation and publication data. This is especially important for author disambiguation.
 
Part of this process involves using Publons, an online...

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Categories: Resource Updates

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RedCap Office Hours Now Virtual
Posted On: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 17:07 by Beverly Murphy

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based application designed to support data capture. At Duke, this system is managed and supported by the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Research Management Team (RMT), located in the School of Medicine. RMT provides research and data management support to investigators across Duke.

All in-person weekly office hour sessions are being replaced with virtual sessions.

Email redcap-docr@duke.edu to indicate which of the following times you would like a DOCR team member to schedule a WebEx with you.

    • Tuesdays, 10-11a
    • Wednesdays, 10-11a
    • Thursdays, 2-3p
    • ...
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Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Vaccination Web Archive Launches
Posted On: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 08:11 by Megan von Isenburg

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Vaccination in Modern America: Misinformation vs. Public Health Advocacy Web Archive. Developed by health sciences librarians at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, both members of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive preserves Web pages representing the current state of public discourse and contrasting approaches to authority on vaccination in the United States, with a focus on sites that are both pro- and anti-vaccination. The purpose of this collection is to capture potentially ephemeral information about vaccination that could be used by health service researchers, information scientists, sociologists, and others to understand...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: misinformation, news

New NIHMS System for Public Access Policy Compliance
Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 16:10 by Karen Barton

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in the process of updating many of its research support tools for improvements in navigation, usability, and more. The NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system is the latest tool to see changes, which went into effect on January 23, 2020. NIHMS facilitates the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in the PubMed Central (PMC) database in support of the NIH Public Access Policy. NIHMS also supports the public access policies of other organizations and government agencies.

Here's what's notably new in NIHMS:
  • "My Manuscripts" menu...
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Tags: NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS

Medical Center Archives Acquires Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers
Posted On: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 15:21 by Rebecca Williams

This blog post was contributed by Archives Intern McKenzie Long

The Duke University Medical Center Archives (DUMCA) is excited to announce the acquisition of the Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers, a collection that documents the personal life and professional career of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari, a Nigerian-American and the first African-American surgeon at Duke University.

Dr. Akwari was the son of Theophilus Akwari, an export-import business owner, and Ngarasi Christiana Ukegbu, the owner and operator of numerous local shops. He was raised in Abia State, Nigeria as the oldest of eight children. In 1962, shortly after Nigeria declared its independence from...

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COVID-19 Information
Posted On: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:48 by Sarah Cantrell

If you are seeking information and articles on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend the following resources.

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Categories: From the Literature

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19

Keep Up with New Research Using EvidenceAlerts
Posted On: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:22 by Sarah Cantrell

Feel like you're drowning in a never-ending stream of new studies and articles? What if we told you that there is a free service that can notify you about newly published studies in self-selected key research areas, and that these articles are rated by practicing physicians for clinical relevance?

EvidenceAlerts, a product of McMaster University and DynaMed, is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence, drawing from 121 core clinical journals. It is pre-rated by trained research staff and then rated for clinical relevance by practicing physicians. Use this free service to set up...

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New Medical Subject Headings
Posted On: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 13:02 by Samantha Kaplan

New year, new MeSH!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added over 200 new terms to the Medical Subject Headings thesaurus, more commonly known as MeSH! MeSH terms help organize MEDLINE literature via standardized terms to facilitate effective and precise searching. The recognition of a concept as a MeSH heading affirms its scientific and societal presence. There are many notable additions to the list, including:

  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Duration of Therapy
  • Historical Trauma
  • Military Health
  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Right to Health
  • Weight Prejudice

You can review the full list of terms here on...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: MeSH, pubmed

Another Change to PubMed!
Posted On: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:27 by Beverly Murphy

Starting today, the Getit@duke  button will be the only button in PubMed to access Duke full text subscriptions. The MedLib Online button has been retired due to changes at the National Library of Medicine, which manages PubMed.

With the Getit@Duke button, you can:

-    Access our full text journal articles from PubMed, whether you are on campus or off
-   Connect directly to the PDF of the journal article, if available

If you do not see the Getit@Duke button in PubMed, you will need to access PubMed at mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed or...

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Check Out a Digital Health Device
Posted On: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle

Did you know that of the research proposals submitted to the Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB), the number that include mobile apps or digital health devices has rapidly increased? In the past year alone, 476 new studies (19.5%) indicated that they will use a mobile application as part of the research study. In response, the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have teamed up to provide access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.

The Digital Health Device Collection will enable researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and...

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Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: mobile devices, mobile apps, digital health

New Series: Build Resilience with Writing
Posted On: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 16:29 by Megan von Isenburg

Expressive Writing Fall Series for Resiliency with John Evans

When: Every Friday for 6 weeks from October 11 - November 15 @ 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: HHL Lab; Trent Hall Rm 037A
Brunch provided!

About: Imagine an efficient, proven process to increase wellness and build resilience.  Expressive writing is such a process and promises to help manage the challenges of our complex lives, including high stress, decreasing immune function, increasing chronic symptoms, deteriorating health, grief and overcoming trauma. It has been proven to increase immunity, improve overall health, and subsequently improve...

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