Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Thibodeau Awarded Duke Meritorious Service Award
Posted On: Monday, July 4, 2016 - 20:54 by Beverly Murphy

Patricia L. Thibodeau,​ Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives, was one of five employees awarded the Duke Meritorious Service Award in the Executive Leadership category. The Meritorious Award is one of Duke’s highest employee honors and is given to staff and faculty for outstanding job performance and distinctive contributions within the past calendar year.

During the awards luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead presented the Presidential Award recipients with a Presidential Medallion and recognized the twenty-three Meritorious Award recipients.

"No one won this award because they took an existing job description and did the job well,” Brodhead said. “...


Quick Guide for E-Books
Posted On: Monday, July 4, 2016 - 20:30 by Jamie Conklin

Can't figure out how to download a chapter from ClinicalKey? Wondering why you can't view a particular e-book? Finding answers to your e-book questions just got easier with our new Finding and Using E-Books Guide.

In this comprehensive guide you will find:

    • A Quick Comparison Chart that lists the downloadable content and available formats for each collection, as well as options for a mobile app or to export to a reference manager
    • Tips and examples for citing e-books in APA and AMA format
    • Information and screenshots that indicate viewing, downloading, and other functionalities for each collection

You can access the...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books

Our Website has Been "Refreshed"
Posted On: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 18:26 by Beverly Murphy

As of Monday, June 13th, our Website has been refreshed! The features that you love and are accustomed to using are still here, along with a few new ones that we've added.

Our fresh look and feel has different colors, bigger fonts, an incorporated search widget  on every page, quick access to chat, restyled newsletter and blog, enhanced mobile features, and more. This refresh will also allow us to be more flexible in our maintenance and any future modifications.

Take a stroll through the site and let us know how you like our new look and feel. We welcome your feedback!


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: website

Summer Reading
Posted On: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 09:42 by Jamie Conklin

Hot weather is here, so that means it's time for summer reading.  No matter what your reading interests are, you're covered!

If you prefer nonfiction health and science titles, be sure to stop by and browse our Engel Collection,  where you'll find titles like these:

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: engel books

Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Berney
Posted On: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 07:50 by Beverly Murphy

Elizabeth’s Bio

  • Working at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives since:  2006 (10 years in June, 2016)
  • Education: BS in Land Use Planning from Unity College, Unity, Maine.  Currently 3 classes shy of a Masters in Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University.
  • Current position: Access Services Manager

Q & A

1.    Describe your current position & what you find most interesting about it.
I love the variety of my job. I manage the...


Check Out Duke's DVD & Popular Reading Collections
Posted On: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:56 by Jamie Conklin

As a Duke student, staff, or faculty member, you can take advantage of a wide array of library collections, including DVDs and recreational reading. Here are some of the popular collections to check out:


Categories: From the Literature

Tags: engel books

Are You Still Doing Your References By Hand?
Posted On: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:09 by Leila Ledbetter

Stop typing out those references!  Quit looking up where the commas are supposed to go in APA or AMA or whatever style you need to use. Avoid making piles of articles on your desktop. You should be using a reference management tool!

Reference management software can help you collect and organize your references (journal articles, books, Websites, videos, etc.), and then generate citations and bibliographies for your papers, scholarly articles, and any other publications.

There are a lot of different reference management programs that can help you gather PDFs and format your reference lists.  EndNote, RefWorks,...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: endnote, refworks, zotero

Looking for a Thesis or Dissertation at Duke?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:26 by Alex Mesa

DukeSpace Theses and Dissertations
DukeSpace should be your first stop if you are looking for a recent publication by Duke University.  DukeSpace materials cover Duke University masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations, as well as undergraduate honor theses.  From 2007 to present, there is full text available and DukeSpace is open access!  No login is necessary.

Dissertations and Theses @ Duke University
Available through Proquest, D&T@Duke covers dissertations available from 1996 to present...


Categories: Databases

Tags: publications, theses and dissertations, DukeSpace

Why YOU should have a My NCBI Account
Posted On: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:04 by Alex Mesa

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has 60+ databases, including PubMed, MeSH, Bookshelf and others you may be familiar with. In this blog post, we are looking at My NCBI a free, personalized account for YOU to use in conjunction with all of NCBI.

My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases. For anyone with NIH funding, it is best to log into My NCBI by clicking on NIH Login and using your eRA Commons credentials. For those without an eRA Commons account, we recommend logging in with your Duke...


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: My NCBI, NIH Public Access Policy, NIH, pubmed

ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: ORCID, publishing

PubMed Searching Tips!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:39 by Alex Mesa

Here are a few tips to help improve your PubMed searching experience.

1. Single Citation Matcher
Use the Single Citation Matcher to find the correct citation with only a few pieces of information available. Best recommendation is to fill-in Journal title, year, and page number, but not the whole citation!

2. Use PubMed through the DUMC Library Website
Select either PUBMED (MEDLINE) under the Quicklinks or search PubMed at the top of the Web page. This ensures you will have access to full text provided by the Library.

... MORE

Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed

Duke Elements - We Can Help!
Posted On: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:54 by Brandi Tuttle

Do you manage your Duke Elements publications?

Have you received a message from Duke Elements notifying you the system has found new publications for you or that you have publications awaiting your approval?  Remember, your publications are only displayed in your Scholars@Duke profile if you have approved them in Elements. The Library can help make sure your publications are listed in your Scholars@Duke profile! 

Would you like to increase the reach of your publications?

While you are approving publications for display in your Scholars profile, you may also upload the full text of the publications for open access via the DukeSpace...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: Elements, Scholars@Duke, publications, repository, open access

EndNote for Macs Now Compatible with Office 2016
Posted On: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 22:32 by Beverly Murphy

The long awaited patch from EndNote has been recently released, making it compatible with the latest version of Office (Word) 2016 for Macs. If you are using EndNote X7, you will need to download the EndNote X7.5 update.

  1. Make sure all Office programs and any background programs (such as virus protection software) are closed.
  2. Go to EndNote, choose Check for Updates from the "EndNote X7" menu, then follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Once this process is done, choose "Check for Updates" to see if there are any more updates to run.
  4. If the "About EndNote X7" window shows EndNote X7.5 (Bld 11052) or later, you have the latest version of EndNote installed.
  5. Open Word and select "About Word" from the...

Categories: Alerts

Tags: endnote

Special Tribute to Dr. William Anlyan – Library Supporter and Friend
Posted On: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:41 by Patricia Thibodeau

Dr. Anlyan was many things to Duke for many years, but few probably know his strong role in the creation of the current Medical Center Library facility.  In addition to many other buildings constructed during his time as Chancellor and Vice President of Health Affairs, the Mudd building was an outcome of his planning and leadership. 

Serving as a member and chairman of the National Library of Medicine’s Board of Regents, Dr. Anlyan understood the potential and importance of libraries in an academic health center and as part of the developments in biomedical communications.  In 1970, he commissioned the architects to create a building with the concept of the library as the core of the communications center.  Construction began in 1973 on the triangular shaped...


Historical Materials about African Americans at Duke Medicine
Posted On: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:02 by Beverly Murphy

African American History at Duke Medicine, a guide produced by Medical Center Archives, aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are oral histories, archival collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, and publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to recommended digital resources.

Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: archives, black history month