Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Find Open Access Articles through Unpaywall
Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 16:36 by Jamie Conklin
If you need an article not available in our e-journals or catalog, try Unpaywall for an open access version. First, install the Unpaywall browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. Then when viewing an article, click the green tab for open access that automatically appears on the right side of the browser when an open access version is available.MORE
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Keeping up with Changes to ClinicalKey Content
Posted On: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:50 by Erica Brody
ClinicalKey is an online search tool for e-books, journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other clinical information. ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1,000 e-books in medicine and surgery and evidence-based content to help nurses find answers to clinical questions at the point of care.
Over time, the content of ClinicalKey changes. Books and journals are added and removed from the database. Here are two easy ways to keep up with changes to ClinicalKey content:
- Check the ClinicalKey Content Updates Website
Our E-journals Page has Changed!
Posted On: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:06 by Beverly Murphy
To navigate this new page:
- Type in the name of the journal or a significant word from the journal title (does not have to be case sensitive). The system will pick up all journal titles with that word as part of the title. Note: The word may also appear or be mapped to other fields in the record (eg. journal description, publisher information, etc). The former alphabetical (...
Preparing Citations from Endnote (APA, AMA, Chicago Styles)
Posted On: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:28 by Matthew Johnson
Ever get nervous about formatting citations? Here’s an overview of a few common issues when citing journal articles in often-used styles (APA, AMA, and Chicago)
In most cases, you can easily export citation information from databases like PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc. into a reference management system like EndNote. However, you have to be careful about how that data is entered to ensure that your final citations are correct.
When citing a journal article, use the following basic format:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical...MORE
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Access "My NCBI" with your Duke NetID and password
Posted On: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:25 by Erica Brody
PubMed’s My NCBI tool allows you to set personal preferences, store both search strategies and citation collections, and create alerts by offering automatic e-mail updates and RSS Feeds of stored searches. Register for My NCBI by creating a User Name and Password. The preferred method of creating a My NCBI account is to register for it by clicking the "Register for an NCBI account" on the My NCBI sign in page and following the instructions.
Once you have a My NCBI account and you are logged in, you can click on your username at the top right of the NCBI screen to access your account settings. On this screen, you will see a box called “Linked accounts” where you can link your NCBI account to a “3rd party option” such as...MORE
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Library Resources Now Accessible in Maestro Care!
Posted On: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:34 by Beverly Murphy
Do you access UpToDate through Maestro Care?
Users accessing UpToDate through the Maestro Care toolbar or through a patient's chart (problem list, MAR, orders, etc.) will have immediate access to other evidence-based resources, including ACP Journal Club, the Cochrane Library, ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey for Nursing, Lexicomp, MedlinePlus (for patients), and PubMed.
When you click on the UpToDate button, searches should still work the same way and users’ Maestro Care IDs will still be sent to UpToDate for automatic log-in to receive CME credit for searches.
You now also have access to other resources through the Medical Center Library & Archives. Though the search of additional Library resources is live, we are continuing to refine the search...MORE
Megan von Isenburg Named Associate Dean for Library Services
Posted On: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:16 by Beverly Murphy
Megan von Isenburg has been appointed Associate Dean for Medical Center Library & Archives (MCL&A). She has dedicated 13 years of her career to our library, most recently as Associate Director for Research and Education and Liaison to Graduate Medical Education and Global Health. A strong advocate for both library services and improved patient care, Megan has developed and taught numerous classes, co-directed the nationally known Teaching and Leading Evidence-Based Medicine workshop held at Duke Health, and participated in numerous evidence-based practice initiatives. Megan has co-authored multiple systematic reviews, as well as research articles on reaching new user groups through innovative programs, including a scholarly writing boot camp and...MORE
Guidelines for Perioperative Practice 2017
Posted On: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:11 by Beverly Murphy
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Previously titled Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice provide guidance in perioperative patient care and workplace safety. This collection of 32 evidence-based guidelines is intended for use by all perioperative professionals to promote safety and optimal patient outcomes.
Check out the Library's newest print book additions or ...MORE
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ClinicalKey App Now Available (and replaces First Consult)
Posted On: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:57 by Brandi Tuttle
The First Consult app from ClinicalKey has been retired! If you were a fan of this point-of-care resource or already like and use ClinicalKey, then you are in luck! All of the First Consult information (and more) is available via the ClinicalKey app.
Don't have a ClinicalKey username/password?
- Go to the ClinicalKey database through the Library
Having Writer's Block? Try These Fun Apps!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:06 by Matthew Johnson
Do you ever get stuck writing? Or do you just not want to get started? Check out these writing apps to psych you up for a great and fun writing session.
If you stop writing, all of your work will be deleted!
This app will get you started on writing and kick up your adrenaline. You set a time limit, and if you stop writing before time is up, everything you've written will be lost. It's stressful and encouraging. For added excitement, try hardcore mode.
The primary point of using this app is to force you to get something on the page to get you started, then you can go back and edit or build off the...MORE
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Are your publications compliant?
Posted On: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:15 by Emily Mazure
Submitting a renewal or new grant application? Are you compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy? Not sure? We can help!
We can check our database to see if any non-compliant articles are associated with your name or grant number.
Better yet, we can help you use "My Bibliography" to manage compliance yourself! Easily add and track your publications for compliance issues. Easily use the citations you have added to My Bibliography in your Biosketch when you use NCBI’s Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) tool, saving you even more time!
Be aware that many federal funding agencies have...MORE
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Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody
Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd.
- Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
- Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results...
Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody
PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.
Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:
- E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central....
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Pat Thibodeau Retires In March After 24 Years of Service
Posted On: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 14:37 by Beverly Murphy
As Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, prepares to retire at the end of March, she leaves a rich legacy of innovation, collaboration, and mentorship. During her entire career and twenty-four-year tenure at Duke, the medical and library professions have both undergone many changes and faced many challenges, yet Pat has admirably led and guided the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives into the digital age. Under her leadership, the library has pushed forward and not only survived, but also thrived and grown to become an important leader in the field.
Pat first came to Duke in 1993 as Associate Director for the Library, but her work in libraries began long before then. Her passion for the field was born while volunteering in her high school...MORE
Text a Medical Librarian
Posted On: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 15:20 by Brandi Tuttle
We have extended our reference services from in-person, live chat, and phone to also include texting! Whether you are rushing straight from the parking garage to grand rounds or are sitting in a comfy chair right in the library, you can now pull out your phone and text with a medical librarian. Have a quick question, having problems getting article access, or want to set up a consultation? Text us at 919.629.1113 [Mon - Fri from 9a-5p] and Ask a Librarian. #txtus2dayMORE