Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog
Keep Up with New Research Using EvidenceAlerts
Posted On: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:22 by Sarah Cantrell
Feel like you're drowning in a never-ending stream of new studies and articles? What if we told you that there is a free service that can notify you about newly published studies in self-selected key research areas, and that these articles are rated by practicing physicians for clinical relevance?
EvidenceAlerts, a product of McMaster University and DynaMed, is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence, drawing from 121 core clinical journals. It is pre-rated by trained research staff and then rated for clinical relevance by practicing physicians. Use this free service to set up…MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
Check Out a Digital Health Device
Posted On: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle
Did you know that of the research proposals submitted to the Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB), the number that include mobile apps or digital health devices has rapidly increased? In the past year alone, 476 new studies (19.5%) indicated that they will use a mobile application as part of the research study. In response, the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have teamed up to provide access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.
The Digital Health Device Collection will enable researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and…MORE
Biomedical Information on the Go with Mobile Apps
Posted On: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:49 by Karen Barton
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives provides access to many mobile apps that may be used to find drug information, guidelines, step-by-step medical procedures, and more in a snap. See the Mobile Apps LibGuide for download instructions and more detailed information.
The most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate, ClinicalKey, and DynaMed Plus, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. Lexicomp, Micromedex, and the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide are popular resources for drug information, including interactions, comparisons, and identification.
Other apps include Guideline Central, …MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
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Link Your Existing UpToDate Account to Duke's Version
Posted On: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 08:26 by Sarah Cantrell
Are you new to Duke and want to link your existing UpToDate account to Duke's institutional access? Here's what to do!
If access through your previous institution or personal subscription is still active:
You must let this lapse before you can link your account to Duke's institutional access. This will enable you to keep your existing username and password, as well as any accrued Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Once it has lapsed, access UpToDate via the Medical Center Library’s Website. Login with your existing username and password.
If access through your previous institution or…MORE
Wall Street Journal Access for the Duke Community!
Posted On: Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 16:53 by Brandi Tuttle
Thanks to Duke's Ford Business Library and Goodson Law Library, all Duke University students, faculty and staff are eligible to sign up for personal accounts on WSJ.com, the online Wall Street Journal. You can also get WSJ.com for your mobile devices!
Connect to this page for links to the FAQ, registration, instructions, and information for those who already pay for a personal account on WSJ.com.
Track Your Publishing Contributions in Publons
Posted On: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 16:34 by Megan Von Isenburg
What is Publons?
Publons is a Web service that allows you to track your publications, citations, and contributed peer reviews in one dashboard. Publons also calculates your h-index (the productivity/impact indicator calculated using the number of articles and number of citations to those articles) and displays all data on a public-facing dashboard.
Originally launched as a service to track completed peer reviews, Publons was recently purchased by Clarivate, the group that owns Web of Science, and has added integrations with published citation data using the Web of Science…MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton
As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research. As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.
All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in mind…MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
PMIDs, DOIs, and PMCIDs Oh My!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle
Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.
A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.
The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to…MORE
Need Help with a Poster?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 23:24 by Leila Ledbetter
If so, we can help! Check out our Poster Guide which offers best practices on poster creation, poster templates, printing options, and tutorials..
Attention Authors with QI Manuscripts and Case Reports!
Posted On: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 08:16 by Sarah Cantrell
The Medical Center Library & Archives now provides a membership subscription to BMJ Open Quality to support your quality research and healthcare improvement work! These codes allow you to publish your manuscripts without open access fees if your manuscript is accepted after peer review. This adds to our existing membership to BMJ Case Reports.
For all Duke faculty, nurses, residents, and students submitting to these two BMJ journals, please use the following codes:
BMJ Case Reports: Fellowship Code is 878215
BMJ Open Quality: 4490735452
You must be currently affiliated with Duke to use these codes…
Off-Campus Access to Lexicomp Available Using VPN
Posted On: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 13:27 by Beverly Murphy
ECRI Guidelines Trust: Tool to Access Clinical Practice Guidelines
Posted On: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 09:28 by Amanda Woodward
The ECRI Guidelines Trust is a new portal to access evidence-based clinical practice guidelines summaries. The ECRI Institute, a non-profit organization focused on bringing applied scientific research to healthcare, created this guideline repository in response to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) loss of funding for National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) in July 2018. For 20 years, ECRI Institute worked with AHRQ to develop and maintain the NGC website.
Developed independently from NGC, Guidelines Trust is a growing resource that includes clinical practice guidelines that meet the following inclusion criteria:
Tips for Educators from JGME
Posted On: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 14:23 by Megan Von Isenburg
The Journal of Graduate Medical Education recently published an article entitled "Staying Up to Date and Managing Information Overload" with handy tips. We've offered a sample below, or read the whole article here.
- Work with a medical librarian. This was their number one tip, and we agree that this is an excellent place to start! We can help you set up alerts on the research and teaching topics of greatest interest to you! Reach out to us at 919.660.1100 or by filling out our online form.T
- Join an education email discussion list, like…
Beverly Murphy, Librarian and MLA President, Profiled in Article
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:18 by Megan Von Isenburg
Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director for Communications and Web Content Management and Liaison to DUHS Hospital Nursing and the Watts School of Nursing at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, was recently profiled in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. This article is a fantastic tribute to our "Bold, Brave, and Brilliant" co-worker, who is the Medical Library Association's first African-American President. Beverly is well-respected and admired by professional colleagues across the country as well as here at Duke. Congratulations Beverly!
4 Things about Duke Apps - You Won’t Believe the Last One!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 17:06 by Brandi Tuttle
For those who have recently arrived to Duke, welcome! We can help you get your mobile device set up in the Duke Medicine environment. Check out our Mobile Apps Guide for more information on Duke provided apps (and more).
Did you know…
#1 Our Lexicomp app, Duke’s chosen clinical drug resource, has a new subscription code. You’ll need to update your account to continue using the app. These codes expire yearly. Click here & then click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code. If you haven't gotten started with Lexicomp yet…MORE
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