Monday, November 21, 2016

Matas Library Desk Hours for Thanksgiving Week

The Matas Library information services desk hours for the week of Thanksgiving will be:

Monday: 8am-7pm
Tuesday: 8am-4:45pm
Wednesday: 8am-4:45pm
Thursday-Sunday: CLOSED

Normal desk hours will resume Monday, November 28th at 8am.

These changes only reflect the staffing of the information services desk. The library will be open for 24/7 access as usual.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Read the Lancet Global Health via Clinical Key

Launched in June, 2013, The Lancet Global Health is an open access online title available to you through the Matas Library. The journal is dedicated to publishing high-quality original research, commentary, correspondence, and blogs on the following subjects as they pertain to low- and middle-income countries: reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health; adolescent health; infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health; the global health workforce; health systems; health policy; and public health.

Impact Factor 14.722

Will there be enough jobs for trained global health professionals?

Disease,conflict, and the challenge of elimination in the Americas

No reason to change WHO guidelines on cleansing the umbilical cord

Opportunities to finance pandemic preparedness

Effectiveness of one dose of oral cholera vaccine in response to an outbreak: a case-cohort study

Monday, October 17, 2016

Current periodicals available in print

Rudolph Matas Library continues to receive several journals in print. These issues are now kept near the magazine and newspaper racks for browsing and reading in the library commons.

Titles include:
European Journal of Endocrinology
General Surgery News
Journal of Neuroscience
Oncology Reports
Public Health Reports
CDC Vital and Health Statistics
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday Research Hours | 12-3 | Tidewater

Every Thursday: Come to the  i2PH at Tidewater 1714 to work with a librarian. Together we will find literature, reports, data, and/or statistics. We will work on whatever you need, such as navigating Pubmed, using RefWorks and EndNote, etc.

Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Tidewater Room 1714

RSVP preferred:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

28th Annual Health Science Research Days, February 20-21, 2017

The 28th Annual Health Sciences Research Days will be held a few weeks earlier than usual:  Monday February 20th – Tuesday February 21st, 2017. 

We hope that this change from our usual scheduling will permit academic departments to integrate the event into their recruiting efforts for graduate programs.   The Office of Research will distribute the Call for Abstracts in early December with an abstract deadline of Wednesday January 11th, 2017.

Please mark your calendars and share the information with your students and trainees.  We welcome your participation and look forward to another successful event.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PubMed Homepage Enhancements & PubMed Journals

NCBI has just announced several upcoming enhancments to PubMed:

The PubMed homepage will soon be updated with new opportunities to browse content of recent interest. The page will include the new feature, Latest Literature, and two existing features, Trending Articles and PubMed Commons. The Latest Literature feature highlights new articles from highly accessed journals and links to our new feature PubMed Journals (see Find, Browse and Follow Biomedical Literature with PubMed Journals for more information).

Trending articles are those with a significant increase in daily views in the past two days as compared to the previous baseline period. PubMed Commons are the current top comments determined by multiple factors based on members’ ratings of comment helpfulness.

For more information, click here:

In addition, there will soon be a link to "PubMed Journals". Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but the new PubMed Journals from NCBI will help you keep up to date.
PubMed Journals lets you:

  • Easily find and follow journals of interest.
  • Browse new articles in your favorite journals.
  • Keep up to date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and more!).

Get started now:

  • Visit the PubMed Journals homepage to see a list of popular journals.
  • Click a journal title to browse the most recent content and news feed.
  • Click the "Follow" button to add to your personal journal list.

To follow a journal, you must be logged into your NCBI account. If you are not already logged in to NCBI, you can try out our completely revamped login experience. The new NCBI login, like the old, works with any existing NCBI account or your eRA Commons, NIH, or federated university account. A link to PubMed Journals will be found on the enhanced PubMed homepage.
For more information about PubMed Journals, visit

Monday, August 1, 2016

HTTPS at NCBI: Guidance for NCBI Web API Users

HTTPS at NCBI: Guidance for NCBI Web API Users. NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jul-Aug;(411):b5.

2016 July 28 [posted]

On September 30, 2016, NCBI will move all Web services to the HTTPS protocol to meet the Federal HTTPS-Only Standard directive for Federal Web sites and services. While this move will improve security and privacy, it may also disrupt any processes that currently access NCBI APIs using the HTTP protocol.

Please see, HTTPS at NCBI: Guidance for users of NCBI Web APIs, on the Develop action page for a complete discussion of this move and what you need to do, along with some new test servers to help you confirm whether your code will function after the change to HTTPS.

For more on the US Federal government HTTPS-only initiative, see

For questions, comments, or problems, contact the NCBI service desk at