Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

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...


Tags: reports

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

Finding the Evidence on Alternative Medicine
Posted On: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:15 by Brandi Tuttle

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are now collectively known as Natural Medicines. The Library subscribes to this database to give Duke affiliated healthcare providers an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

Natural Medicines provides a wealth of information including:

  • Clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings via evidence-based natural ingredient monographs
  • Over 90,000+ new commercial products, including product data and an evidence-...

Categories: Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: alternative medicine

RFP: Rigorous reviews on humanistic healthcare
Posted On: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:03 by Megan von Isenburg

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute is seeking proposals for "rigorous reviews of literature that use established methods of evidence synthesis to produce thoughtful analysis and discussion of evidence relating to the practice or teaching of humanistic healthcare." This RFP fits into the ongoing project on "Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together."

Interested in applying? Contact the library at medical-librarian@duke.edu to see how we can partner on this project.

Applications are duke July 17th and the RFP is online at...


Tags: writing

Finding Print Books Is Now Easier!
Posted On: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:39 by Beverly Murphy

All of our health and medical books are now integrated into one large collection, regardless of publication date! The merged collection starts in Room 102F (old open book stacks) with call numbers A-WF and flows into Room 102C with call numbers WG-Z. Oversize books are at the end of the collection, along with our recreational reading materials in the Engel Collection.

We will now refer to these collection areas as the STACKS and have signs guiding you between the areas. Our older materials (pre-1995) will remain in off-site stacks in the Library Service Center and can be easily recalled through the online catalog and delivered to our Library.

We hope this new “integrated” collection will make it easier to find both old and new materials...


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Construction Alert: Scaffolding - Seeley G. Mudd Building
Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:31 by Beverly Murphy

Contractors will begin installing extensive scaffolding around the Seeley G. Mudd Building on May 29th in preparation for a roofing replacement project. The project is anticipated to be completed by the first week in August. During this period, building ingress and egress will not be restricted. However, there will be temporary safety barriers in place to provide overhead protection and to limit access to construction areas. Questions regarding this project can be directed to Engineering & Operations at 919.684-4004.


Categories: Alerts

NCBI Workshop Series Recordings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 17:04 by Emily Mazure

In May 2015, Duke participated in a 2-day NCBI Discovery Workshop, hosted at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, presented by Peter Cooper from NCBI.  These sessions were streamed live and recorded.  More about these sessions and access to the recordings are below.

This session covers using Gene as a key access point to explore: Genomic transcript and protein sequences; Genomic context; Functional information; Biological pathways; Homologs in other species; Expression data;...


Categories: Databases

Tags: NCBI

New NIH Biosketches: Use SciENcv!
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:32 by Beverly Murphy

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new system for creating and updating your NIH biosketch with the new format or NSF biosketch (required as of May 25, 2015).

Duke is strongly encouraging the use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due to its automated features.

•    Pulls in profile information if you already have a profile in eRA Commons
•    Uploads your publications from My NCBI’s My Bibliography or through an ORCID account
•    Allows you to create several different versions of your profile by reusing information...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, My NCBI, SciENcv

Medical Students: Get Published!
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 09:51 by Megan von Isenburg

Looking to get another publication under your belt?

The Americal Medical Student Research Journal (AMSRJ) is a peer-reviewed journal edited, authored, and reviewed by medical students under the guidance of faculty mentors. Authors in the journal have included medical students from Brown University, Creighton University, Johns Hopkins University, Louisiana State University Health-New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health-Shreveport, North Bengal Medical College (India), Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of California-...


Tags: journals

AHRQ and NASA Public Access Plans: Sharing Data & Publications
Posted On: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 02:51 by Beverly Murphy

Federal agencies are beginning to release their Public Access policies for sharing research results through publications and publicly accessible data. Researchers seeking new funding from these groups need to be aware of the requirements and determine if there are exceptions in the policies concerning the scope of the data or if there is data that should not be shared publicly. The two plans below will be using PubMed Central (PMC), the same system for publications that the NIH Public Access Policy uses.

AHRQ Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data (Released Feb. 9, 2015)
  • Applies to all recipients of AHRQ grants and cooperative...

Duke Kunshan Library
Posted On: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:39 by Beverly Murphy

Duke opened its new campus in China last fall.  The Duke Kunshan campus now has students and a library!

While many materials available to the Kunshan community are in electronic format, the Duke Kunshan campus library does have a small collection of print materials which will appear in Duke’s online catalog.

Why are these materials unavailable to Durham campus students and faculty? The Kunshan Library collection is very small and has been selected to support the initial classes in Kunshan, such as global health and medical physics, and those materials need to remain available to students and faculty based on that campus.  In addition, shipping print materials back and forth between China and Durham, NC is both costly and time consuming.  For these...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: Kunshan

Employee Spotlight: Matt Shangler
Posted On: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 17:13 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Matt’s Bio
  • Working at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives since: 2010
  • Education: Master’s degree, Public History with a concentration in Archives & Records Management, North Carolina State University
  • Current position: Head of Technical Services, Duke University Medical Center Archives
Q & A

1.    Please describe your current position & what you find most interesting about it.
In my current position, one of my major responsibilities is processing collections. This...


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