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Medical Student Resources

MS3 Research Year Resources

Welcome! This page provides resources for rising and current 3rd year medical students at Duke.  These resources are for students who are looking for research projects and mentors, preparing IRB applications, or designing research studies. 

Systematic Reviews

If you wish to conduct a systematic review for your 3rd year project, you must partner with one of our librarians. We have successfully worked with many 3rd year students on systematic reviews. Below is a selection of recently published systematic reviews that were conducted as part of Duke SOM students' MS3 year(s):


To initiate a systematic review, please review the links below and send your completed literature search planning form to or directly to Sami at

Duke's IRB

Interlibrary Loan

Accessing articles not in the library collection:

  • Submit requests online through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan System
  • From April 2021 until further notice, the Library is piloting subsidized fees for Duke borrowers for all article requests
  • Includes email delivery of PDF journal articles and book chapters from Duke and elsewhere
  • 1 to 4 day turn-around for most requests. Larger requests may take longer than 4 days to fill.
  • Please check if articles are available in Duke collections before making a request. Check tips for "Finding Specific Journal Articles & Full Text" or call 919.660.1138 for assistance.
  • For more information about this service, go here: Requesting Articles and Books


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! Find more information on the many ways you may use ORCID, including linking it to your Scopus record, in this newsletter article.