Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Publishing in "Sister" Journals
Posted On: Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:12 by Margaret Graton

You've revised your article and resubmitted it to your preferred journal, but the decision letter arrives in your inbox with the following message: "We regret to inform you that your article has not been accepted at "Your Preferred Journal." However, we would like to offer you the chance to transfer it to our sister journal…". What now?

Background
Many publishers have jumped on the bandwagon to offer "sister" or "companion" journals, often Open Access, alongside their successful flagship counterparts. From the business perspective, it makes sense: when you have more submissions than you have room to publish, you make more room. Open Access journals especially offer a host of benefits, including greater flexibility, that a traditional journal cannot, and…

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Tags: publishing, open access, scholarly communication

Identify Yourself: ORCID at Duke
Posted On: Friday, October 14, 2022 - 15:19 by Beverly Murphy

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “MANAGE DIRECTORY LISTINGS” 
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can also search for and identify the…

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: ORCID, publishing

Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 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. 

The…

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: guidelines, PRISMA, CONSORT

NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Update
Posted On: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 16:34 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Is your research funded by NIH? Does your research generate scientific data? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you will need to submit a Data Management & Sharing Plan with your grant applications with receipt dates on/after January 25, 2023. Here are the latest updates relevant to the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

  1. This policy applies to new applications for receipt dates ON/AFTER January 25, 2023 (see Data Management & Sharing Overview).
  2. Implementation changes for genomic data…
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Tags: data management, data sharing, NIH

VisualDx Trial Begins
Posted On: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 09:36 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce a yearlong trial of visualDx, a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. The trial began in July 2022.

For those of you just meeting visualDx, this resource is:

  • Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color
  • A valuable diagnostic clinical tool that helps you build a differential diagnosis
  • Useful for…
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: visualdx, images

Now Open: Audio/Video Recording Studio
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:38 by Megan Von Isenburg

Creating high quality recordings for a podcast, class, or interview can be a challenge on a busy medical campus. Our new Audio/Video Recording Studio, which features acoustic wall panels and recording equipment, is designed to make it easier.

The Audio/Video Recording Studio is located in Room 322 on Level 3 of the Medical Center Library & Archives and is available for reservation Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Once you have a reservation, stop by our Service Desk to check out the key to the room.

Equipment includes a Lenovo ThinkCentre with Windows 10, Osborn 4k camera with…

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Tags: multimedia, podcasts, building, services

Third Year Medical Students' Research Posters in MEDSpace
Posted On: Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:07 by Megan Von Isenburg

Congratulations to our third year medical students, who recently presented their research projects at the 53rd Annual Duke School of Medicine Student Research Symposium. Research posters and abstracts from these projects have joined other scholarly works, historical documents, and various institutional publications in our MEDSpace repository.

To review this year's posters, click on this link to the MedSym 2022 Collection.

We began collecting medical student research posters in 2020. To…

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Tags: research

More Color Code Readings: Episodes 5 and 6
Posted On: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:36 by Megan Von Isenburg

After a brief summer hiatus, we are back with more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 5-6. For previous episodes, please see our earlier blog posts.

Episode 5: "A ‘city on fire’: How Miami shaped a disputed diagnosis used to justify deaths in police custody" investigates the history and current controversy around "…

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Tags: Color Code Podcast

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Revisited
Posted On: Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:27 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Did you know that your peer-reviewed publications from NIH-funded grants must be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication and made available to the public in PMC within 12 months of publication?  This is the requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy, which mandates that the public has access to published results of your NIH-funded research.

Here are some tips for ensuring that you are in compliance!

  1. As soon as your manuscript is published, ensure that it is submitted to PubMed Central. There are many options to do this, and it usually depends on the journal where your work is published. Sometimes the journal will do it for…
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Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, NIH Public Access Policy

Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit
Posted On: Friday, July 15, 2022 - 20:21 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives announces the debut of the newly redesigned and updated online exhibit of the Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit.

The exhibit conveys the profound impact of the Duke Poison Control Center from 1954-1995. From the design of the safety cap to community outreach and education, the Duke Center has always been at the forefront of poison prevention and safety issues, raising awareness throughout the world.

Focused around the concept, "Is There a Killer in Your Medicine Chest?" the online exhibit includes sections on the Poison Epidemic, Innovations for…

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Categories: Exhibits, Resource Updates

F1000 & Sciwheel Subscriptions Ending in June
Posted On: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:58 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the following resources. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

F1000 (Faculty Opinions)
Peer review service highlighting, evaluating, and rating top articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of faculty.

Sciwheel
If you are a user of this reference management tool, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step…

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Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages, Resource Updates

More Color Code Readings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:21 by Megan Von Isenburg

It's time for more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 3-4. For episodes 1-2, please see our earlier blog post.

Episode 3: "Dismantling medical racism starts in the classroom" explores anti-racism work in medical education, including innovations to disrupt racism and the backlash against them.

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Tags: Moments to Movement, Color Code Podcast

Springer Experiments & Protocols Available
Posted On: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 00:59 by Anu Moorthy

The following Springer resources are accessible from the Databases, Journals & Books section of our Website.

Springer Nature Experiments

  • New research solution to help researchers find, evaluate and implement protocols and methods to support their projects
  • Covers a number of disciplines including biochemistry, biotechnology, cancer research, genetics/genomics, pharmacology/toxicology, plant science, and more
  • Combines the key features of a database with indexing and discovery features supported by laboratory procedure specific functionalities
  • Retrieves…
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: for researchers

'Tis the Season to Learn Something New!
Posted On: Monday, May 23, 2022 - 15:15 by Samantha Kaplan, Ph.D.

Have you been meaning to brush up on your Excel skills? Learn how to use Canvas? Read that NYT bestseller? Now is the perfect time to get cozy and learn something new! Your NetID gives you access to LinkedIn Learning and Coursera – online platforms with hundreds of courses on different software like Tableau, and topics like Presentations or Educational Technology. If you receive a new tablet or e-reader for the holidays, you can still hit the books with Duke's collection of ebooks and …

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Tags: e-books, audiobooks, podcasts

Recommended Listening: Color Code
Posted On: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 15:56 by Megan Von Isenburg

Many of our staff members are following along with Color Code, a new podcast that is examining racial inequities in American health care. Produced by STAT and hosted by Nicholas St. Fleur, this series started on March 21st and is releasing a new episode every other week. Each episode is about 30 minutes and features compelling stories, interviews, and research.

We invite you to listen in. We will be sharing some additional readings and resources here on our blog to simplify further exploration of each episode's theme. We will go two episodes at a time, recognizing that some of us are bingers, while others may choose to savor each episode at a time.

To get started, you can access links to the podcast through these various providers:…

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Tags: Moments to Movement, Color Code Podcast