Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Want DynaMed Plus on Your Mobile Device?
Posted On: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 01:48 by Beverly Murphy

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.

To access DynaMed Plus on your mobile device:

    1. Connect to DynaMed Plus while you're on the Duke network.
    2. Click on the "Sign Up For Remote Access" link at the top of the page
    3. Create your own username and password
    4. Download the DynaMed Plus app from your device's app...

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus, mobile

Who's Responsible for Public Access Policy Compliance?
Posted On: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11 by Patricia Thibodeau

The bottom line is that the PI is responsible even if not an author on the article.  Any author or PI can submit the manuscript file(s) and approve the submission, but unless the submission and final version are approved, the publication becomes non-compliant within 30 days of publication.  That can be a problem when renewing or seeking funding.

AUTHORS!  You can help the PIs by letting them know when a manuscript attributed to their grant has been submitted for publication.

How do I track publications?

    • Set up a...

Tags: NIH, NIH Public Access Policy

Copyright - Be in the Know!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:31 by Erica Brody

Why should you care about copyright?

As a future author, you may want to protect your work so that you're recognized for materials you have created and do not lose control of them. For some things you may not care, but as your career grows you will want recognition for the book, video, or journal article that you've created. Think about how you would feel if someone or some corporation took your work, mass distributed it, and you got no credit, or in some cases, no royalties for what you wrote or produced?

Check out the Library's guides Copyright for Students and Copyright to learn everything...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: research, for researchers, copyright, plagiarism

Your Library Liaisons
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 01:49 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Biomedical Research
Emily Mazure, MSI
... MORE

Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: liaisons

Find Your Favorite Space!
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 01:38 by Beverly Murphy

 A couple of years ago, we moved over 3,000 linear feet of bound journals and steel shelving on Level 3 to make room for more study space.

This space includes:
• 11 individual carrels that can seat up to 2 people, with doors for privacy
• 2 open carrels
• 3 group study rooms (rooms 315, 316, 319)
Mestro Care terminals (room 320)
• 10 “Resolve Units” with 3 individual work surfaces
• Casual seating

In addition to Level 3, we have a variety of other study spaces available in the Library. On ...


Tags: building

Welcome to Duke Health and Our Library & Archives!
Posted On: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 01:47 by Patricia Thibodeau

This is an exciting time of year as we welcome all our new and returning students and faculty to the Library & Archives resources and services.

Here are 6 top things for you to know about us (and there are dozens more we could tell you).

  1. Our Library and Archives staff are here to help you be successful in learning, research, clinical care, authorship, or one of the many roles you may pursue at Duke.
  2. Our Websites [Library and Archives] are the best places to get started with resources, services, tutorials, and reaching out to our staff.
  3. We are almost 100% electronic – all our...

Skill Building Resources
Posted On: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:47 by Jamie Conklin

Whether you've identified a specific skill you would like to learn or you're open to discovering something new, check out these skill building resources.

  • Learn more about searching specific databases or managing your references through our Tutorials and Tipsheets. Brush up on publication metrics, open access and scholarly communication, evidence-based practice, and other topics from our Subject Guides & Tool Sets
  • Enroll in a free ...

Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Nurse Burnout: Combating Stress in Nursing
Posted On: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 00:36 by Beverly Murphy

Nurse Burnout: Combating Stress in Nursing
Suzanne Waddill-Goad

Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing explores the stress-fatigue-burnout connection and the risks involved, and defines the health concerns and practice considerations for how to move the profession forward. By providing the tools needed to set boundaries and combat compassion fatigue, author Suzanne Waddill-Goad offers nurses a renewed energy to be at their personal and professional best.

Suggestions for purchases? Complete our online Recommend a...


Tags: e-books

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