Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Onboarding at Duke
Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2015 - 15:28 by Jamie Conklin

When I tell people I am new to Duke, I first get a warm welcome and then almost always an empathetic response regarding the transition. I am told Duke is large and complex and will take some time to get to know. Yet, it seems that Duke has taken to heart the principles Michael D. Watkins, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies regarding transitions and onboarding, outlines in his book "The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter."

Watkins emphasizes listening, observing, relationship building, and learning technical skills and political/cultural aspects of an organization within the first 90 days. Duke provides...


Working on a Systematic Review?
Posted On: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 09:52 by Megan von Isenburg

As the number of primary research studies continues to grow, there is increasing interest in synthesizing these separate studies. Many investigators are exploring the systematic review methodology as a way to discover and pull together what is known about a topic.

The systematic review methodology requires a comprehensive, transparent, and repeatable search to enable discovery of both known and unknown papers on a topic. These searches require thorough knowledge of the search tools PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and others.

If you are considering writing a systematic review, contact the library. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach that meets the requirements for conducting a systematic review of the literature. We will also provide you with:

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Tags: research

DUMC Archives Resources Round-up
Posted On: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:49 by Jolie Braun

Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Archives has a variety of online resources to help users learn about the collections and the Medical Center’s history.

MEDSpace – If you’re looking for historic images, our digital repository, MEDSpace, is an excellent place to start. MEDSpace contains nearly 700 photographs documenting the history of Duke Medicine. You can also find early publications, medical illustrations and artwork, and medical artifacts.

Digitized Yearbooks – Want to look up a...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: archives

EndNote for Macs: Not Yet Compatible with Office 2016
Posted On: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:38 by Beverly Murphy

Endnote is not currently compatible with Office 2016 for Macs and will not work. EndNote developers are currently working on a patch but it is not expected to be completed until Fall, at the earliest. If you rely on Endnote, it is recommended that you do not upgrade your version of Office at this time.

Categories: Alerts

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Welcome to Duke!
Posted On: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 22:17 by Patricia Thibodeau

I want to welcome all our new faculty, learners, and staff to Duke Medicine and the Medical Center Library & Archives.  Here are my tips for a successful experience at Duke!

  • Get to know and contact our expert staff.  They are ready to help you be successful!
  • Visit our Websites and discover the vast resources available to you at Duke.
  • Find a space to study or collaborate in the Library in the Mudd building. We have everything from group rooms to individual carrels...

Categories: Resource Updates

Download Book Chapters in PDF in Clinical Key
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 22:40 by Megan von Isenburg

ClinicalKey offers hundreds of online textbooks, journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other clinical information with one convenient search. Unlike some e-book sites, you can even download chapters of books to read offline.

In order to download PDFs, you need to create a separate ClinicalKey account. Simply go to ClinicalKey and click on the "Register" link in the top right corner of the main screen. Create a username and password that is easy to remember. It will work as long as you are affiliated with Duke.

For more information about ClinicalKey...


Categories: Databases

Tags: e-books

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Posted On: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:21 by Beverly Murphy

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Geoffrey R. Norman and David L. Sreiner

New for 2014, this edition includes updated information on robust estimators of the mean, the problems of multiple hypothesis testing, bootstrapping and resampling and non-parametric stats. In addition, an entirely new chapter discusses measures of incidence and prevalence, risk, morbidity and fatality rates, and more.

Check out the Library's newest print book additions or ...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books

Wrangling those Grant Publications?
Posted On: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:02 by Patricia Thibodeau

More and more funding agencies have policies for sharing citations arising from their funding, AND more and more grants are focusing on team-science and collaborative projects. This has resulted in more authors writing articles that may not include the principal investigator.

You can track many biomedical publications by setting up searches in PubMed that run on a regular basis.

Tips for Searching by Grant Number
  • Search for one grant number or several by using “OR” between the grant numbers 
  • You can leave off the activity...

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Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination
Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:53 by Beverly Murphy

Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview And Tests & Measures
Stacie J. Fruth

This resource introduces physical therapy students to essential screening and examination techniques that form the foundation of their practice, across all body systems. Building on the foundational knowledge, it helps students develop clinical decision-making skills.

Check out the Library's newest print book additions or ...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: e-books, physical therarpy

Going Back to School? Working on a BSN or Other Degree?
Posted On: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:07 by Patricia Thibodeau

Duke employees who are pursuing further education can tap into a wealth of resources to support their instruction.  While the institution offering the courses may provide resources, Duke employees can also use print and electronic books, journals, and databases available through the University. The Duke Libraries – Perkins & Bostock, Divinity, Law, Business, and our Medical Library – all provide online resources and most of them are easily accessible to all Duke users. (Note: Some specialized law and business resources are restricted.) 

You can borrow books from other Duke library collections, and journal articles that are available can be scanned and delivered to your desktop.  Use our...


Tags: nursing

Planning For Your Fall Semester? We Can Help!
Posted On: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 14:57 by Megan von Isenburg

We can help you plan your fall semester, journal club, or new academic year of instruction!

Research and Education Librarians are available to guest lecture within your curriculum. We offer instruction on a number of topics, including:

  • Finding the best evidence
  • Resources for clinical care
  • Searching PubMed
  • Searching CINAHL
  • Working towards publication
  • Using EndNote or other reference management tools

We are happy to customize sessions for your discipline and needs.  We can even bring our mobile classroom to you to facilitate active learning!

It’s never too early to plan for the summer and fall.  Get started by contacting your...


Duke Med Students Win 3rd Annual Memmys Award
Posted On: Monday, July 6, 2015 - 16:44 by Patricia Thibodeau

Congratulations to our Duke medical students who submitted an entry to the 3rd Annual Memmys and won third place! The contest, sponsored by the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine, recognizes outstanding music videos that combine popular songs and student experiences.  USC views the music videos as “a platform for creativity and an opportunity for students to showcase talents beyond academic achievements.”

This great parody of the Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep” music video was submitted by Duke Med 2018.  The creative “new” lyrics describe the Duke med experience which means no sleep...


Tags: contest, medical students

IOM Health Reports Online
Posted On: Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 17:34 by Beverly Murphy

Major reports on pressing questions about health and health care have been issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the National Academies, since 1970.  The reports cover public health, biomedical and health research, diseases, quality and patient care, nursing, health services and many other topics. 

Reports published after 1998 are freely available online on the Institute’s Website.  You can also find these IOM reports by searching the Duke Libraries’ online catalog.   Many older as well as recent major reports can be found as print versions in the Duke...


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Building Updates Ongoing
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:42 by Megan von Isenburg

Roof replacement at the Mudd building and Medical Center Library will be underway shortly. This week, we're surrounded by scaffolding and fearless workers scaling the heights of our building.

We anticipate the project will be completed by the first week in August.

Our front doors remain open, and safety barriers and overhead protection are in place.

Tags: building

Access Medicine Canceled
Posted On: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 17:54 by Beverly Murphy

Due to budgetary constraints, Access Medicine has been canceled, effective June 15, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Looking for online textbooks and e-books? We still have thousands available. Here are some great places to start:

  • ClinicalKey: While it contains journal articles, a MEDLINE search and other content, the hundreds of books at ClinicalKey are what makes this a go-to resource. Book chapters can even be saved as PDFs if you create a ClinicalKey username and password. Regardless of your specialty or subject, you'll find a book on the topic in this resource.
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