Thursday, October 8, 2015

i2PH-sponsored Research Hours Update

On Thursday, October 8, Research Hours will be conducted from 12-1:30 only.
There will be no Research Hours on Thursday, October 15 during the break.
Normal hours will resume on Thursday, October 21

Bring your  questions to Tidewater Room 1714.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Family Medicine Clerkship Presentation ‐ Quick Tips Available

A PDF handout is available at the Matas Library Circulation desk.

It is also available on the Clinical Clerkships: Family Medicine subject guide:

If you have questions, please email them to Librarian Molly Knapp,  but she may not reply until Thursday or Friday, October 8 or 9. 

Good luck! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Friday, Oct. 2nd- Library will close at 5PM

The Matas Library will be closing at 5PM on Friday, October 2nd.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The 24/7 area will be available as usual. Reserve books will begin overnight checkout at 3PM.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Domestic Violence Resources

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of NLM has created a new health services research resource on domestic violence. The new resource has been created to supplement NLM’s most recent exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. Material can be found on the domestic violence topic page. It  includes the subjects of Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion, Child Abuse and Maltreatment and Elder Abuse.

While you're there, check out other topics on the Health Services Research Information Central’s web portal, HSR Info Central. The portal is designed to inform individuals involved in the detection, prevention and treatment services for the under-served.

Monday, September 14, 2015

BoardVitals trial subscription now available

Free Trial: Board Exam Prep

For a limited time only, Tulane University has access to a free trial of BoardVitals. BoardVitals is a high-quality, effective and powerful board exam review tool.

Onsite Registration Instructions
  • If you are onsite for your first login, simply click the register button above, sign up using your personal or institutional email address and you will automatically be logged into BoardVitals
  • Once you have logged in the first time, your account has been authenticated and you can visit the sign in page at any location at any time to continue using BoardVitals
Remote Registration Instructions
  • If you are first accessing BoardVitals remotely, you must use your e-mail address for registration
  • The system will send a validation e-mail; check your e-mail and click on the validation link
  • Once you have validated your account via e-mail, you can visit the sign in page at any location at any time to continue using BoardVitals
This new BoardVitals tool offers:
  • The highest quality board review questions to help prepare for board exams for 14 medical specialties, Shelf Exams and USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3
  • High-yield, vetted questions listed up front in an effort to maximize study time
  • Constantly evolving cloud-based system that updates every 24 to 48 hours based on changes and feedback
  • Ability for users to create customized practice tests based on number of questions, subjects and more, to simulate exams and help increase board pass rates
  • Advanced statistics so users can know where their strengths and weaknesses are, with suggested questions based on their performance
  • Detailed, up-to-date explanations with each answer, with references and links to applicable sources
  • Administrators can monitor resident or student usage and performance to serve as a proactive remediation tool
  • Faculty can send customized exams to students or utilize questions in classroom discussions and weekly didactic review sessions
  • 24-hour access anytime and anywhere: from your phone, tablet and computer 

Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 State Baby Facts

Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, presents the 2015 factsheets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These provide information for early childhood professionals and policymakers about the status of infants, toddlers, and families in their state. The State Baby Facts present data in the framework of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. To learn more about how to use State Baby Facts in your advocacy efforts, download the toolkit.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

RefWorks, Pubmed, and Data classes at the School of Public Health

The library will offer the following refresher classes at SPHTM this Fall semester. All classes are in the computer lab 1218 (Tidewater Bldg - 1440 Canal Street) from 12:00 - 12:45 pm.
  • Thursday September 10 - What’s new with PubMed (Molly Knapp)
  • Thursday, September 17 -  PubMed: Using Advanced Search (Elaine Hicks)
  • Tuesday, September 22 -  Locating Data and Statistics (Elaine Hicks)
  • Tuesday September 29 - Introduction to RefWorks (Molly Knapp)
Can't make it? Bring your research questions during i2PH research hours,  Every Thursday from 12-3 pm in i2PH Resource. Tidewater Room 1714