Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Scholars@Duke & Publication Features in Elements
Posted On: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:20 by Matthew Johnson

Scholars@Duke is a profile system for faculty and staff to display information about their scholarly activity, such as education, positions, publications, and presentations. Profiles on Scholars@Duke are searchable and viewable by anyone. The data that populates the Selected Publications section of a Scholars@Duke profile is pulled from a linked profile in Elements. You will need your Duke NetID and password to access Elements.

Elements pulls publication data from databases such as...

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Tags: Scholars@Duke, Elements

What's in your pocket?
Posted On: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:56 by Brandi Tuttle

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, “64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011” and “62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition [Pew Research Center American Trends Panel survey from October 2014]. Undoubtedly that number has increased. 

In a world where the Medical Center Library now lives in your pocket or purse, did you know that…

  • We maintain a Mobile Apps Guide offering information on many Duke provided resources (such as apps for DynaMed Plus or Lexicomp) as well as other useful...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: mobile, apps

DUKE UNC Health Professions Education Collaborative
Posted On: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:47 by Beverly Murphy

The Health Professions Education Collaborative, a new partnership with UNC and the Durham VA Medical Center, will kick off events in March and April to enable collaborations and improve health outcomes.

March 8, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Collaboration and Networking
Location: UNC School of Nursing Rm 217 
Time: 4:30-6:30p 

April 18, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Team Building in Action
Location: Center for Nursing Discovery, Duke SON
Time: 1:00-5:00p

Tags: Duke Ahead, nursing

Tools for Choosing Journals
Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:17 by Megan von Isenburg

Choosing a journal for your newest article is not always easy. While you may wish to publish in a high impact journal, there are many factors to consider when picking a journal to submit your latest article, such as audience and potential visibility. Here are a few of our favorite tools for identifying potentially relevant journals for your work:

  1. Web of Science or Scopus: These databases allow you to search for keywords and then analyze the results by journal or source title. This lets you see what journals publish most on certain topics.
  2. JANE: Journal / Author Name Estimator...
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Tags: journals, publishing

Broaden Your Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:56 by Megan Van Noord

Research takes time, dedication, and patience! After putting so much effort into acquiring funding, getting IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing your findings, take the next step to ensure your research makes a broader impact.

How? Follow these three steps.

    1. Update your Scholars@Duke profile! Scholars@Duke helps local and global communities connect to Duke Scholarship.
    2. Create an ORCID ID! ORCID provides you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers (very helpful for those with similar names!) and helps to identify your scholarly communications.
    3. Discover your research impact! Calculate...
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Tags: for researchers, ORCID, Scholars@Duke

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Posted On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:47 by Brandi Tuttle

The Library is now offering the updated 5th edition of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination which includes the Bates' Physical Examination Videos as well as OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.

In addition to the 8 hrs of video content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, this online resource also provides:

  • differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations, and likely diagnosis
  • keyword search
  • anatomy review
  • sample digital write-up of the physical examination findings
  • options to share a video with colleagues
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning for each video

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Reference Management Tools Save Time!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 22:47 by Jamie Conklin

"I wish I'd known about this sooner!" is what people often say when they encounter EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or any other reference management tool.

Discover the wonders of easily storing, organizing, and citing your references by:

• Using this handy chart to decide which reference management tool best fits your needs
• Getting started with EndNote step-by-step
• Getting started with Zotero step-by-step

If you already use EndNote, read our...

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Tags: endnote, zotero, mendeley

Find Your H-Index Using Scopus!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:37 by Brandi Tuttle

The h-index is an author-level metric, originally proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005, to simultaneously measure productivity (number of papers published) and citation impact (number of times a paper is cited). If you’re interested, you can read Hirsch’s original proposal for the h-index here.

For a particular scholar, their h-index is the number of h published papers where each paper has been cited at least h times. For example, if Dr. Jane Doe has an h-index of 12, then she has published 12 papers that have each been cited at least 12 times.  The h-index attempts to measure both the productivity and the apparent scientific...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: h-index, scopus, impact, metrics

Open Access Required by Gates Foundation
Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 14:40 by Megan von Isenburg

As of January 1, 2017, the Gates Foundation Open Access Policy will require that all Gates Foundation-funded research be promptly and broadly disseminated. What does this mean? 

From the Foundation Website:

Our Open Access policy contains the following elements:

    1. Publications Are Discoverable and Accessible Online.  Publications will be deposited in a specified repository(s) with proper tagging of metadata.
    2. Publication Will Be On “Open Access” Terms.  All publications shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License (CC BY 4.0) or an equivalent license. This will permit all users of the...
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Tags: publishing, open access

Five EndNote Advanced Features
Posted On: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:24 by Jamie Conklin

Whether you're new to EndNote or a long-time fan, improve your EndNote experience with these five advanced features.

1. Customize how EndNote looks

Some of our favorite Preferences include:

  • Within "Display Fonts," make that font size bigger!
  • Within "PDF Handling," have EndNote rename PDF files as Author + Year + Title.
  • Within "Display Fields," hide the fields you don't use (e.g. read/unread status) and display those you do (e.g. Research Notes). Also, uncheck the box to "Display all authors in the Author field."
  • Experiment with the library layout on a PC or on a...
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Tags: endnote, citation management

DynaMed Plus Available
Posted On: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:21 by Megan von Isenburg

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

By offering bulleted topic overviews on diseases, drugs and other therapies, DynaMed Plus seeks to make the best available evidence easier to...

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Online Payment of ILL Invoices is Here!
Posted On: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:03 by Beverly Murphy

As of November 1, 2016, you can pay your invoice for Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) online at https://payments.mclibrary.duke.edu/ill using a credit card. Just enter the invoice number, payment amount, and billing information.  This is a secure payment system which uses DukePay and meets all of Duke’s criteria for handling online credit card payments.

Copies from any of the Duke Library collections are still free to the Duke community. Duke patrons will only receive an invoice for a journal article if we have to get it from a non-Duke library. 

In early 2017, we hope to launch online payments by faculty and staff for fines and lost books, as well as links for giving...

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Get More from PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:57 by Brandi Tuttle

Have you ever wondered if you are getting all that you can from PubMed? Check out these tips and tricks to make sure you are finding all the research on your topic and getting free access to articles in the Duke collections.

1. Click on PubMed from the Medical Library’s Website to get full text available through Duke, or bookmark the link: https://mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed

PubMed is liberally scattered throughout the Medical Library’s Website (on the main page under Quicklinks, Clinical Tools page, and more). Using one of these PubMed links...

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Tags: pubmed, research, literature search, My NCBI

Making Information Free: Open Access & More
Posted On: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:56 by Patricia Thibodeau

Easy and immediate access to journal articles still remains a challenge. Even Duke cannot provide access to everything.  Journal prices have continued to increase year after year with more and more expensive journals being published. That means important clinical, research, and educational content can be locked up for months, years, or permanently, inaccessible to the patients, health providers, researchers, teachers and learners that need access to them.  This problem becomes even more massive when you look at access to information within developing countries, and can become an obstacle as Duke tries to work with global sites to reduce disparities in health, education, and research.

The following three movements are trying to ensure...

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Tags: open access, journals, NIH Public Access Policy, publishing, open science, cope fund

Congratulations to our Career Service Awardees!
Posted On: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:57 by Beverly Murphy

Congratulations to the following staff members who received Duke University Career Service Awards  for 2016.

             (l. to r. front) Vanessa Sellars - 30 years; Eugene Lofton - 15 years; Ashley Brown - 10 years
(l. to r. back) Brandi Tuttle - 10 years; Virginia Carden - 30 years; Elizabeth Berney - 10 years MORE

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