Monday, July 20, 2015

New and improved Dynamed app

It’s faster and easier to get answers to clinical questions while you’re on the go, with the DynaMed® mobile app. Access is seamless - you no longer have to access DynaMed through the Skyscape app. Click through for more details.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Welcome new residents

Welcome new medical residents!

The Matas library is here to help. We have mobile apps, online books, comfy couches, and leisure reading available.

  • Your TU ID card provides access to the 24/7 quiet study area at any time of the day. 2 study rooms, 2 banks of computers, a scanner, color/b&w printer, study carrels, bathrooms, chairs and desks are available.
  • Printing charges: B&W printing is $0.10/page, color printing is $0.50/page. Card payment only. Money can be added to your TU ID card through the VTS machine in the 24/7 area of the library.
  • Meditech is available from the Help tab on the library homepage.
  • Install free smartphone apps, including Dynamed (clinical reference tool), Browzine (current journal publications) and VisualDx (dermatology differential diagnosis). More apps on our mobile guide.
  • UptoDate is available in select buildings on-campus only.
  • ClinicalKey provides access to 3500+ full text medical books plus the Clinics of North America and other journals. 
  • Check out the Clinical Portal for more resources.
  • Leisure reading is located in the library lobby. Daily issues of the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as a number of leisure magazines are available. 
  • The circulating collection is open 8am-9pm Monday - Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, CLOSED on Saturday and 1pm-6pm Sunday. We are closed 4th of July weekend - but the 24/7 area is always open (ID required).
For more information, check out our Resources for Clinical Medicine Library Quick Guide through our Clinical Portal.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Online version of "The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists" now available through Matas Library

The Matas Library has licensed the online version of The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists. Up to 5 users can access this resource at a time.

To access this resource:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Science Education Videos from JoVE

Since our library subscribes to the JoVE Science Education video database, our institution now has free access to the two newest modules, Essentials of Genetics and Essentials of Cell Biology, until December 31, 2015.

Our subscription currently includes General Laboratory Techniques and Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

The JoVE Science Education module includes 15 unique videos describing fundamental concepts and laboratory methods for a specific field, and 75 peer-reviewed video articles that demonstrate application of these methods to actual research at leading academic institutions.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What's new in Faculty publications: 2014 in review

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795 articles in 428 journals were published by Tulane Faculty, staff and students in 2014. For an overview of publication output by school, including a list of the top 20 articles by impact factor, see our Health Sciences Publication Report, 2014 (pdf).

A full list of the 795 articles is available via our Matas Faculty Publications Guide.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Off Campus Login change

Off Campus Login to Matas Library resources has changed.

The "Off Campus Login" link has been removed from our home page at

Instead, you will be prompted to log in when you click on a licensed resource.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Postdoc free access program from Elsevier/Science Direct

From Elsevier publishing:
  • An opportunity for postdoctoral scholars
  • Postdoc free access program
  • Application deadline: 30th June 2015
For scholars who recently received their PhDs and currently do not have a research position, Elsevier is pleased to offer unlimited complimentary access to all our journals and books on ScienceDirect, for up to 12 months. This program allows those who qualify to have access to scientific journals and books in their field. To find out if you qualify, here's what you need to do:
  • Step 1: Complete the 3-part application form; it will take you about 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 2: You must submit a scanned image of a letter from your last academic mentor/advisor that states the position you have held and the date on which your position ends or ended and explains why you would be eligible to receive free access to ScienceDirect. The letter must be on official letterhead stationery of the department or host institution. We recommend that you first obtain this letter and create a scanned image file of it before completing the form.
  • You have become unemployed after 1 July 2014, or have a project ending before 30 June 2015.
  • AND
  • You have received your PhD in the last 5 years.
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