Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody

Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd

  • Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
  • Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results....
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Tags: for researchers, impact, social networking, teaching, writing

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 21:19 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) and the Medical Center Library & Archives have partnered to bring this lunch series program to the Duke Research Community. "Research Wednesdays" feature topics that impact the research community presented by subject matter experts in each field. They are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1:00–2:00 pm. CEU’s are provided and no registration is necessary, but to guarantee a seat, registration is encouraged. Please bring your Duke ID to sign in to the training.

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Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 21:15 by Beverly Murphy

Do you want to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time and feel confident that you haven't missed any key articles? This class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, subheadings, Boolean operators, filters, MyNCBI, & more. Tue. Mar. 21; 12-1p; Rm 104 Level 1. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: pubmed

Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody

PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.

Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:

  •  E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central....
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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: pubmed, for researchers, My NCBI, publications, research

EndNote Class
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:59 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more.  Mon. Mar. 20; 5:30-6:30p; Rm 104 Level 1. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

Pat Thibodeau Retires In March After 24 Years of Service
Posted On: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 14:37 by Beverly Murphy

As Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, prepares to retire at the end of March, she leaves a rich legacy of innovation, collaboration, and mentorship. During her entire career and twenty-four-year tenure at Duke, the medical and library professions have both undergone many changes and faced many challenges, yet Pat has admirably led and guided the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives into the digital age. Under her leadership, the library has pushed forward and not only survived, but also thrived and grown to become an important leader in the field.

Pat first came to Duke in 1993 as Associate Director for the Library, but her work in libraries began long before then. Her passion for the field was born while volunteering in her high school...

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Categories: Alerts

Text a Medical Librarian
Posted On: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 15:20 by Brandi Tuttle

We have extended its reference services from in-person, live chat, and phone to also include texting! Whether you are rushing straight from the parking garage to grand rounds or are sitting in a comfy chair right in the library, you can now pull out your phone and text with a medical librarian.  Have a quick question, having problems getting article access, or want to set up a consultation? Text us at 919.629.1113 [Mon - Fri from 9a-5p] and Ask a Librarian.  #txtus2day

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Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Scholars@Duke & Publication Features in Elements
Posted On: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:20 by Matthew Johnson

Scholars@Duke is a profile system for faculty and staff to display information about their scholarly activity, such as education, positions, publications, and presentations. Profiles on Scholars@Duke are searchable and viewable by anyone. The data that populates the Selected Publications section of a Scholars@Duke profile is pulled from a linked profile in Elements. You will need your Duke NetID and password to access Elements.

Elements pulls publication data from databases such as...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: Scholars@Duke, Elements

What's in your pocket?
Posted On: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:56 by Brandi Tuttle

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, “64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011” and “62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition [Pew Research Center American Trends Panel survey from October 2014]. Undoubtedly that number has increased. 

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your pocket or purse, did you know that…

  • The Library maintains a Mobile Apps guide offering information on many Duke provided resources (such as apps for DynaMed Plus or Lexicomp) as well as other...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: mobiles, apps

DUKE UNC Health Professions Education Collaborative
Posted On: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:47 by Beverly Murphy

The Health Professions Education Collaborative, a new partnership with UNC and the Durham VA Medical Center, will kick off events in March and April to enable collaborations and improve health outcomes.

March 8, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Collaboration and Networking
Location: UNC School of Nursing Rm 217 
Time: 4:30-6:30p 

April 18, 2017
Topic: Interprofessional Team Building in Action
Location: Center for Nursing Discovery, Duke SON
Time: 1:00-5:00p

Tags: Duke Ahead, nursing

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Williams
Posted On: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 02:08 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Curtis
Posted On: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 02:07 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Mossell
Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 16:51 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Hall
Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 16:51 by Beverly Murphy

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection
Posted On: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:04 by Beverly Murphy

Currently On Display

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection
Medical Center Library & Archives - Level 2R
On Display January 16 - February 25, 2017

The Medical Center Library & Archives is hosting "Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection," a six-banner traveling exhibition. Developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, it displays a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 years of images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world...

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Categories: Exhibits

Tags: nursing

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