While you do not need accounts to access most of the Library’s resources or services, there are a few accounts which you will find very useful.
For information about borrowing books and journals, please see our Borrow, Request and Renew page.
To request scans of journal articles from the Duke collections or to request journal articles or books that Duke does not own, use your Duke Health Enterprise Active Directory (DHE AD) username and password to access the online Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan system.
First time users must register.
If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact the DHTS Help Desk at (919) 684-2243.
My NCBI is also needed by NIH funded researchers for updating their bibliographies and tracking their compliance with the NIH Public Access policy.
If you forget your password, you may reset it by following the appropriate links to My NCBI in the upper right-hand corner of the PubMed homepage. The Library does not maintain a copy of usernames or passwords.
Provides access to Books@Ovid, MEDLINE, and PreMEDLINE.
No password is required for simply searching or using these materials.
An Ovid password is required if you want to save searches, set up autoalerts, or create a project workspace with up to 50MB of information related to your work. You must connect from a Duke IP address.
You can use Duke's VPN client to connect from a non-Duke location with your browser.
To create a personal account at Ovid:
If you have already created a new Ovid personal account, go to the Ovid Website, click on the "My Account" link in the top right corner of the page, and put in your Personal Account Name and Password.
If you want to access journals, databases, and other resources which are restricted to the Duke network, you will need to use the Duke University or Duke Medicine Virtual Private Network (VPN) client or the EZProxy. More information is available about Access from Off Campus.