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Use this Guide to find answers to your questions.  If that doesn't help, contact the Medical Center Library via email, IM, or phone!

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Library Books!

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Catalog search for 'Technical Writing'.

Online Writing Guides


Abbreviation Tools

Additional Duke Resources


The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can also search for and identify the publications that are yours! 

Publication Metrics

Looking for your h-index, trying to determine which journal has the highest impact factor, or curious about altmetrics? Our publication metrics guide can explain and connect you to these sometimes confusing measures!