- Welcome to the Medical Center Library & Archives!
- Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help
- Reserve Our Study Spaces Online
- FAQ: Getting Started at the Medical Center Library & Archives
- DUMC Archives Resource Round-Up
- Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Now Available!
- Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
- Browzine Access Ending August 31st
- Introducing Wiley Researcher Academy
- Featured New E-Books
- Staff News
- Improve Your Library Research Skills!
- Publication Schedule & Staff
Labor Day Holiday Hours
The Library will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, September 3rd. 24-hour card access will be available during this time to those with Duke Health Badges Only. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4th.
Welcome to the Medical Center Library & Archives!
Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
Welcome to a new academic year! The staff of the Medical Center Library & Archives is thrilled to welcome newcomers and returning faculty, staff, and students to a new academic year.
We have many new services, collections, and refinished spaces to help you succeed! Here are a few highlights to get you started.
- Our Website – features news, tips for using our collections, access to our online resources, and staff contact information.
- Research Services – Librarians are available via chat, phone, and in-person consultation to help answer your research, patient care, or academic questions. We can help with literature searches, identifying a good resource, and using EndNote. Use our online chat service on our Ask a Librarian page for quick help and Request a Consultation for more in-depth needs.
- Service Desk Support – Our staff at the Service Desk are available Monday – Friday between 8a and 6p to help you find and access books/journals, use our Library computers, utilize our e-reserves, and more.
- Online Access - Our Web pages serve as the portal to our resources. Start on our Website whether you are on campus or off. For almost all of our resources, you do not need to be on the VPN or Virtual PIN … we will prompt you to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a licensed resource from off campus. In addition, you should always start your PubMed search from our Website! This enables you to easily connect to available journals.
- UpToDate – This popular resource is available on and off campus through our Website and through a mobile app, which is used by many clinicians. To set up the app, visit www.uptodate.com on campus, then register for your own username and password. Download the app from your phone's app store and sign in with your new UpToDate credentials. Note: These credentials are not needed for the mobile Web version.
- E-Books – This year we have added AccessMedicine to our collections of e-books. This means the latest editions of hundreds of core biomedical and health sciences textbooks are available and searchable!
- History of Duke Health – Our Medical Center Archives maintains historical records and artifacts from the nearly 90 years of Duke Health. Visit the Archives Website to get started.
- Data Stations – In addition to computers and PIN stations, there are 2 data stations on Level 2R equipped with software for data analysis.
- Reserve a Study Room – We have 6 rooms that can be reserved online, each with large whiteboards and monitors. Other study spaces are available, including quiet cubicles on Levels 2R and 3, open seating on Levels 1 and 3, and several nooks across the 3 floors of the Library.
- Reserve a Conference Room – Room 212C is available for groups who reserve in advance. Call 919-660-1150 to get started.
We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for the entire Duke community. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for how we can best meet your needs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help
What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.
What can Library Liaisons do?
• Guest lecture in your class or journal club
• Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
• Collaborate on grant preparation
• Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection
Who is my Library Liaison?
Virginia Carden, MLS
Megan Van Noord, MSIS
(Megan will be leaving us in August)
Reserve Our Study Spaces Online
The Medical Center Library & Archives offers group study spaces for reservation by Duke-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.
Group study rooms are available for booking on Levels 1 and 3 of the Library. All the rooms are equipped with large monitors and whiteboards and seat between 4 and 8 people.
|Level 1: Rooms 102A and 102B|
Level 3: Rooms 315, 316, 319 & 320
Reservation Policy: Group study rooms may be reserved by faculty, staff, and students for 2 hours per day, per individual. Rooms may be scheduled for up to 1 week in advance (including the day of the reservation). Availability is based on booking with preference given to those with reservations. After a 15-minute grace period for arrival, the space becomes available to others. We reserve the right to move any unattended personal items to lost and found, which is located at the Library’s Service Desk on Level 2R.
FAQ: Getting Started at the Medical Center Library & Archives
2. I need an electronic copy an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Where is that located on the Website?
Our e-journals page contains a searchable list of full-text biomedical electronic journals.
3. How do I get access to PubMed and other databases?
PubMed is accessible from the "Quicklinks" option on the main page. Connect to the Databases page for a full list of databases, descriptions, and any access restrictions. Below are a few examples of databases you have access to.
- MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to biomedical and nursing journals
- AccessMedicine: electronic editions of textbooks and other tools and resources
- CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
- ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
- Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
- ExitCare: patient education materials
- Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic) Guide: infectious disease resource
- Lexicomp and Micromedex: drug information
- PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
- UpToDate and DynaMed Plus: evidence-based point of care resources
- Web of Science: cited references to journal articles
4. Can I access resources from off-campus?
Yes, most of our resources are accessible by signing in with your Duke NetID and password so you do not need to be on the VPN or Virtual PIN. For those which are not, remote access is available to Duke employees through http://portal.duke.edu/, the Duke University Web-based VPN. Visit our Web page for more information.
5. Are staff available for training? Can I request help with my research?
We’re here to help you improve your productivity, partner with you on your research project, guest lecture in your class, or help you online. We teach literature searching and information management to individuals and groups. Training can be requested online. We also provide videos and tipsheets for many of our most frequently used resources.
6. Is there a subject guide or tool set just for clinicians?
Yes, selected tools and various topic guides offer quick access to the Library’s electronic resources for clinicians, nurses, students, and other groups in the Duke community. The Clinical Tools Searcher interface allows you search across several evidence-based resources simultaneously.
7. I'm new to Duke and need to check what I have access to via the Libary.
Check here to find out which services are available to you as a Duke employee, patient, or special group within the Triangle area.
8. How do I contact a Librarian for reference and research assistance?
Get help from a librarian via Instant Messaging, text by cell phone, email, phone, or in person. In-depth consultations and search services available. Use our online request form or contact the Library Service Desk at 919.660.1100 to set up an appointment.
9. Are there computers in the Library that I have access to?
The Library provides computers and other equipment to support your research, educational and Duke-related work activities. Check here for Information about computers, PIN workstations, scanners and photocopiers, ePrint, and large screen monitors.
10. How do I get an article that the Library does not own?
If you need to request articles or books or items not available at Duke, the Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan service can help you.
11. I'm working on a project about the history of Duke Medicine and need some help. Who should I contact?
Medical Center Archives, located at 1408-A Christian Avenue, Durham, NC, has a number of online resources about Duke Health’s history, as well as images, exhibits, and ways to contact the staff for more information.
DUMC Archives Resource Round-Up
Rebecca Williams, Archives Librarian for Research, Outreach, and Education
Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Archives is committed to preserving, documenting, and making available for research the permanent records of Duke Health. While we always welcome visitors to our physical location, the 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. Recently redesigned, 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 faculty member, an old classmate, or maybe even yourself? Our entire collection of the Aesculapian, the Duke School of Medicine’s yearbook, has been digitized and made available online. Browse or search 34 volumes spanning more than 60 years of Duke history, from 1950 to 2013.
Digitized Intercom – The Intercom, Duke Medicine’s primary news publication from 1953 to 1986, featured information about campus events and construction, faculty and staff news, and articles on medical research and innovations at Duke. The first 25 years of this publication have been digitized, making more than 500 issues available online.
DUMC Archives Guide – Our subject guide provides a brief overview of the Archives, including information about our collections, how to find items, and suggested resources. We recommend it for anyone who is new to Medical Center Archives as an introduction to what we have and how we can help with your research or project.
DUMC Archives African Americans at Duke Medicine Guide – This guide aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are recommended oral histories, archival collections, photograph and AV items, publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to suggested digital resources.
Digital Exhibits – The Archives has several digital exhibits about key figures and events in the history of the Medical Center. Some of the topics include the Duke Poison Control Center, Dr. Wilburt C. Davison’s correspondence with Sir William Osler, and women in medicine at Duke.
DUMC Archives Blog and Instagram – Updated regularly, our blog and Instagram are the places to go for Archives news, to see materials from our collections, and discover stories about the Medical Center’s history.
Finally, the Duke University Medical Center Archives Website compiles many of our resources into one place for access and viewing. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Now Available!
Sarah Cantrell, Associate Director for Research and Education
We now provide access to the Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic) Guide, an infectious disease resource intended for all healthcare personnel. The guide features frequently updated, evidence-based information on infectious diseases, including disease diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects, and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines.
The ABX Guide includes details of drug spectrum activity to target the right anti-infective agent at the right organism. Additionally, the ABX Guide offers annotated references with links out to articles so that clinicians can easily connect to and explore the evidence in greater depth.
The ABX guide is available via the Web and can be found on both the Clinical Tools guide and via the Databases, Journals, & Books list. The ABX Guide is also available as a mobile app through the UCentral platform. Instructions to download the app are available for Apple and Android.
If you have further questions about this or any of Duke's resources, Ask a Librarian!
Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Need to get to journal content or other library resources from off campus? Simply start at our Website! You will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. No VPN or Virtual PIN is needed!
There are only a few of our resources that require the VPN – Micromedex, PIVOT, Duke FormWeb, Altmetric Explorer, and ExitCare Patient Education. The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use Multi-factor authentication (MFA). You will be asked to type a second password to access our resources.
Be sure to use the Duke version of PubMed if you're off campus and need to get to full text. When you find an article you want to read, click on the Get it@Duke button, which will prompt you to sign in with your Duke NetID and password. Remember that Get it@Duke will only take you to the full text of what we subscribe to. If we do not subscribe to the content you are looking for, you will be able to use Get it@Duke to look for the journal in the catalog or to request the article through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services. The MedLib Online button only works on campus or on the VPN.
Browzine Access Ending August 31st
Brandi Tuttle, Research and Education
Access to Browzine (think "browsing") will be ending later this month. This handy resource offered help in staying current with the literature by aggregating and organizing information in one place, enabling you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas. While access to this resource will disappear, we are here to help you make the transition (or start new habits)!
Docphin and Read by QxMD are two apps we suggest. Both provide easy access to Duke University’s journal subscriptions, make it easy to share, and allow you to create a customized news feed so you don’t waste any time staying current.
Alternatively, we recently secured access to Prime Journals via Unbound Medicine, which connects you to articles indexed in the PubMed database. It allows you to conduct a clinical search using PubMed’s Clinical Queries, link to full-text articles, browse by categories (dx, ddx, med specialty, drugs, etc.), and visually explore related literature.
It's time to let these tools do the work for you (or at least some of it)!
Introducing Wiley Researcher Academy
Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives has partnered with Wiley Researcher Academy to offer online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.
Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing process. Mid-career researchers seeking to update and perfect their skills will also find it beneficial.
It consists of 14 interactive learning paths that individuals can complete at their own pace. Topics include:
- Funding the research project
- Selecting an appropriate journal
- Best practices in writing scientific articles
- Managing research data
- Post publication activities and driving visibility
- Becoming a peer reviewer
We encourage you to explore the Researcher Academy. Registration is required, but accounts are free.
Featured New E-Books
Barbara Dietsch, Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Manager, Collection Services
Here are a few of our newly-acquired e-books. Reviews are excerpted from Amazon.com.
Terry Mahan Buttaro, JoAnn Trybulski, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, and Joanne Sandberg-Cook
Prepare for success in today's fast-paced, collaborative healthcare environment! Offering expert perspectives from a variety of primary care and nurse practitioners, this 5th edition of Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice helps you diagnose, treat, and manage hundreds of adult disorders.
Edward C. Weber, Joel A. Vilensky, and Alysa Fog
Rely on this medical imaging resource to guide you in the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and disorders. Follow its symptoms-based approach to learn when medical imaging is appropriate, what the ideal study may be for a specific clinical problem, how to interpret an official report on a radiologic study, what the possible appropriate next steps are, and how radiologic results may (or may not) alter clinical management of your patient.
In 1929, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio. Named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How this happened is the riveting story of this book.
Suggestions for purchases? Complete our online Recommend a Purchase form or contact Emma Cryer Heet. For a complete list of titles added to our print book collections within the last 3 months, check out the Library's newest print book additions or subscribe to our "New Books" feed.
Megan Van Noord, Research & Education Librarian and Liaison to School of Medicine, has coauthored the following article: D. Befus, R.R. Coeytaux, K.M. Goldstein, J.R. McDuffie, M. Shepherd-Banigan, A.P. Goode, A. Kosinski, M.G. Van Noord, S.S. Adam, V. Masilamani, A. Nagi, J.W. Williams, "Management of Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(4):314-323, April 2018.
Publication Schedule & Staff
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives News is published bimonthly.
|Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean||Beverly Murphy, Editor|
| Keondra Bailey||Sarah Cantrell|
| Barbara Dietsch||Rebecca Williams|
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