Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 09:25 by Sarah Cantrell

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the Sciwheel citation management tool. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

If you are a Sciwheel user, 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 instructions on how to export your citations.

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Women in Duke Health Exhibit Revisited in March
Posted On: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 02:16 by Beverly Murphy

In celebration of Women's History Month in March, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives revisits our online exhibit of Women in Duke Health. 

Highlighting women in multiple fields at Duke, many of which were pioneers or firsts in their disciplines, this exhibit looks at their stories and the context in which those stories took place. The primary method of inquiry for context in this exhibit was via oral histories, a unique format that allows for both.

This historical perspective is presented through individual profiles and interviews, a general…


Categories: Exhibits

Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 22:26 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Authors who want to publish an article in an open access journal or publish in a standard subscription journal as an open access article, typically need to pay an "article processing charge" (APC) in order to cover the cost of publishing by the publisher. Duke University Libraries, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, now have a "Read and Publish" agreement, also known as a "transformative agreement," with Cambridge University Press(CUP) so Duke researchers can publish articles open access at no cost in specific journals covered by this agreement. In addition, users will have access to CUP's journal content. To find out what CUP journals fall under this agreement, use CUP’s…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: open access, publishing, scholarly communication

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy!
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 16:38 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

In October of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy. Beginning in January 2023, this policy will require that all NIH researchers prospectively plan for how their scientific data and accompanying metadata will be preserved and shared by submitting a Data Management and Sharing Plan in their grant applications. This new plan goes into effect on January 25, 2023 replacing the current Data Management and Sharing Policy from 2003. The new policy continues NIH's commitment to making sure that the results and outputs of NIH funded…


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Tags: NIH, data management, data sharing

Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers Open to Researchers
Posted On: Friday, February 18, 2022 - 10:23 by Beverly Murphy

Lucy Waldrop, Associate University Archivist, Medical Center Archives

The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the collection of papers of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari (1942-2019), a Nigerian-American and the first African-American surgeon on the faculty at Duke University, has been processed and is open for research.

The collection documents the professional career and personal activities of Akwari and includes but is not limited to; correspondence; printed materials; datebooks, memorabilia, scrapbooks, certificates, and other…


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Tags: archives

Journals for 2022: List of Cancellations & Additions
Posted On: Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 09:40 by Megan Von Isenburg

There are several changes to Duke's journal subscriptions for 2022. Library staff across Duke have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with publishers Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley that were up for regular renewal, with an eye toward containing excessive annual increases for journal prices. When reviewing specific journal titles, we examined several variables, including usage data, journal price, article cost-per-use, journal Impact Factor, and the number of articles by Duke researchers in the journal.

While these cancellations will mean that the journals will no longer be available for immediate access at Duke, journal articles not available through university subscriptions can be requested through our


Categories: Alerts

Tags: journals, e-journals

Journal Additions for 2022
Posted On: Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 20:46 by Beverly Murphy

These titles have been added to our subscriptions because they meet our criteria for inclusion based on cost, usage, journal quality, and relevance.

  • Acta Ophthalmologica
  • Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  • Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism
  • Epilepsia
  • European Journal of Cancer Care
  • Experimental Dermatology
  • European Journal of Neurology
  • European Journal of Pain
  • European Urology Oncology
  • Geriatrics & Gerontology International 
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

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Tags: journals, e-journals

Journal Cancellations for 2022
Posted On: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 16:42 by Beverly Murphy

The following journal titles will no longer be available for current access; however, access to previous years will continue.

  • Anatomical Record
  • Artificial Organs
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Birth Defects Research
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Journal of Cellular Physiology
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior

In addition to the journals above, the libraries will no longer have access to the two large packages of journal titles listed below. Many of the journals previously accessible…


Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: e-journals, journals

New Journal Platforms Based on Cancellations
Posted On: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 09:41 by Beverly Murphy

Due to cancellations, some journal titles will switch platforms. The following journal titles will now be available through ClinicalKey rather than ScienceDirect.

  • Transplantation and Cellular Therapy 
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
  • Health Policy
  • Disease-A-Month
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Physiology & Behavior

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Tags: journals, e-journals

NEJM Evidence is Here
Posted On: Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 03:55 by Beverly Murphy

We are excited to announce the addition of NEJM Evidence to our collection. This new, monthly digital journal is focused on clinical study design and decision-making.

Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: e-journals

Journal Changes for 2022
Posted On: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 23:37 by Beverly Murphy

Several changes are coming to the to the journal collections at Duke.

Duke University libraries have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. Negotiations are still underway, but we expect that there will be journal cancellations and other changes starting in early 2022. These large "Big Deal" packages of journals function something like a cable or streaming package, where many titles are included for one annual sum and continued access is contingent on continued subscription. We are making changes to both packages and directly-subscribed titles based on data for journal usage, impact, and costs with goals to meet research needs, maximize budgets, and foster a sustainable scholarly…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals, journals

Preprints Now Available in Embase!
Posted On: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:20 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Embase has ventured into the world of preprints by now providing article preprints from medRXiv and bioRXiv.

Preprints are early versions of manuscripts that are shared on public preprint servers prior to peer review and publication. 

The benefit to you is earlier access to biomedical information including randomized controlled trials which might be included for systematic reviews as grey literature. Keep in mind that preprints are not peer-reviewed and therefore should be used with caution. 

Embase clearly identifies an article as a preprint on the publication record. When doing searches, you can…


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Let JANE Help You Publish!
Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 16:20 by Beverly Murphy

Get Suggestions on Where to Publish

Need to know where to send that article draft you just completed? Try JANE! (http://jane.biosemantics.org/)

JANE, the Journal/Author Name Estimator, uses MEDLINE data to suggest journals for your publication. Simply cut and paste your publication title and abstract into JANE’s Web form, and you will get a list of journals that have published similar articles, including a confidence score and a calculation of the journal’s influence.

JANE can also suggest authors who have…


Categories: Explore Tools

Qualtrics: Your Duke Survey Tool
Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 15:34 by Beverly Murphy

The Qualtrics online survey tool is available for Duke users through a university-wide site license. Create an account using your NetID. Whether you are new to creating surveys or just new to Qualtrics, you’ll find many helpful features including customizable templates, question banks, and a survey builder guide. While a NetID is required to create surveys, the sharing of surveys with non-Duke users is allowed. You can put graphics into a survey, pipe text in, force validation for answers (like for emails, zip codes, phone numbers), and more. When you are ready to review, you can easily download the results in a variety of formats, cross…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: statistics, for researchers

New Resource - Clinical Pharmacology
Posted On: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 08:38 by Sarah Cantrell

Clinical Pharmacology, powered by ClinicalKey, is a comprehensive drug reference that supports healthcare professionals and health professions' students by providing current, accurate, and clinically relevant drug information.

The Clinical Pharmacology suite of resources includes:

  • Drug monographs - detailed drug information for U.S. prescription drugs, herbal supplements, nutritional, vitamin and over-the-counter products
  • Drug class overviews - to guide formulary drug reviews and therapeutic substitutions
  • Additional lists, such as - drugs not recommended for splitting, Beers…

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Tags: clinical pharmacology, clinicalkey