Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

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

DUMC History Retrospective: Duke’s African-American LPN Program
Posted On: Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 16:57 by Jolie Braun

This look back at DUMC history features Duke’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. When it began in 1948, there were already several others in the state. Duke’s was unique, however, as it was the only one in North Carolina established exclusively for training African-American nurses.

The program, known as the Practical Nurse School at Hillside High School, was a collaborative effort between Duke University Hospital, the Durham City Schools, and the North Carolina Department of Vocational Education and was established to address the area’s shortage of professional nurses. The idea was that trained LPNs would be a means of improving bedside care, as they could take over the duties that might have been previously handled by a...


Tags: archives, black history month

Medical Student Press Seeking Editorial Team Members
Posted On: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 09:26 by Megan von Isenburg

The Medical Student Press is a robust editorial service with multiple online platforms for the publishing projects of medical students. The editor in chief is a medical student at the University of Rochester, but the editorial team is cross-institutional. The group aims to improve the reach and quality of medical students' scholarly publications on a global scale. Their projects, run by a team of medical student editors with faculty guidance, operate using Open Journal Systems and support open-access publishing.

The Medical Student Press is currently seeking applicants for the following positions. See more and apply online at the Medical Student Press Website.

Executive Editor (application deadline...


Tags: writing, publishing

ClinicalKey for Nursing Has Replaced Nursing Consult
Posted On: Monday, January 4, 2016 - 00:27 by Beverly Murphy

ClinicalKey for Nursing has replaced Mosby's Nursing Consult effective Jan. 1, 2016.  Mosby’s content can now be accessed through ClinicalKey for Nursing.

ClinicalKey for Nursing offers evidence-based content adapted to a nurse’s workflow, schedule and needs, with features designed to support better decisions at the point of care. The Smart Search function recognizes relevant clinical concepts as you type, and offers shortcuts to critical answers by highlighting connections between medical concepts and pointing to related disease and drug content. If you need to further refine your search results, you can use ClinicalKey’s filters to sort by source type (e.g. clinical...


Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: nursing, clinicalkey

Internet Explorer 8 Users Need to Upgrade!
Posted On: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 17:16 by Beverly Murphy

ScienceDirect, one of our major providers of electronic journals, will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 and previous versions as of January 1, 2016. If you use IE8 or an older version, please upgrade now.

For the optimum user experience, we recommend that you move away from any older browser versions to current versions of IE, Firefox, or Chrome.


Categories: Alerts

Tags: e-journals

UpToDate Remote Access Authentication
Posted On: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 17:23 by Brandi Tuttle

[Note: this post is about re-verifying your Duke affiliation for remote access to UpToDate and not the usual way to use UpToDate. Click here to access UpToDate.]

UpToDate has changed its remote access authentication policy requiring Duke users to log into UpToDate from the Duke network from every 30 days to every 90 days.   Hopefully this will help those working or studying away from Duke for short periods of time to easily retain access to this important resource.   

Have you gotten an email from UpToDate Support lately with the subject line "Your remote access to UpToDate has lapsed"? If you downloaded the UpToDate mobile...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: UpToDate

Health Literacy Tool Shed
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:20 by Jamie Conklin

Health Literacy Tool Shed
"Find the right health literacy measurement tool for your research."

The Health Literacy Tool Shed brings together more than 100 health literacy tools in one searchable database. These instruments and measures are described in published, peer-reviewed journals, and these references are linked within each record. Each record also provides key characteristics, psychometric properties, validation information, and an option to download the tool, if available. The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a collaboration among...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: health literacy

The Library of the Future: What Will It Look Like?
Posted On: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 17:12 by Patricia Thibodeau

As strategic planning is underway, our staff will be reaching out to you and asking the BIG questions:

How can we further your work at Duke?
What challenges can we help you overcome?
What services are the most valuable to you and what is missing?
What additional expertise do we need on our staff?
What additional resources can we provide – technology, software, mobile apps, other?
How can our facility better serve the Duke community?

Below are some of the opportunities and roles we are considering, but I welcome your ideas and suggestions for our future strategic priorities!

    • More fully participating in systematic reviews, searches, and beyond
    • Serving as partners in research teams
    • Providing free access to materials...