Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Break 2014 Library Hours

Matas Library hours for Easter Break 2014:

Thursday, April 17th- 8am-5pm
Friday, April 18th- Closed
Saturday, April 19th- Closed
Sunday, April 20th- Closed

Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 21st.

The 24/7 area of the Matas library will be available for use while the library is closed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New book spotlight: State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2013

Added to the Matas library collection in December, the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2013 is a convenient summary of statistics on the social and economic structure of the states, metropolitan areas, and micropolitan areas in the United States.

Statistical data is divided into four parts:
  • Part A. States
  • Part B. Metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions
  • Part C. Metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions with their component counties
  • Part D. Micropolitan areas with their component counties
This book is designed to serve as a statistical reference and guide to other data publications and sources. All data have been updated to the most recent available year.

The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2013 is available on the new books rack in the Matas Commons area.

Call Number: HA 202 St797g 2013


Friday, April 11, 2014

Featured e-book: DSM-5

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) is available online through PsychiatryOnline.


To access the DSM-5, go to the Matas Library website* and select PsychiatryOnline under the Resources tab. Select Books from the menu bar at the top of the PsychiatryOnline screen, and select the DSM-5.


Another way to access the DSM-5 is to search for the book through our Library catalog. Type "DSM-5" into the search bar, select the *Internet* resource entry, and click the link at the top of the catalog entry.



*If you are not on campus, use the Off-Campus Login in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to sign-in to our site.





Thursday, April 10, 2014

I2PH Documentary Screening Series presents "Silent Spring"

The Interdisciplinary Innovative Programs Hub (I2PH) will be hosting a screening of Silent Spring, a story of environmental science and conservation. This film has broad implications for public health, and may especially inform global environmental health, community health, and biological science professionals. This is a story of one woman's persistence to positively impact public health and improve the environment.

Event details:
April 11, 2014
Tidewater Building Room 1714
12:00 PM

All are welcome. Please RSVP to I2PH@tulane.edu.

Grand Rounds Reading List Now Available: Sepsis, New Orleans Education Disparities

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for April 2, 2014: "Alice in Bundleland: Death by Surviving Sepsis Campaign" are now available:
http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=288978&sid=4794496

References from Pediatrics Grand Rounds for April 3, 2014: "Education Disparities in New Orleans: the Good, the Bad, and the Complicated" are now available:
http://libguides.tulane.edu/content.php?pid=417190&sid=4818527

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. Articles and resources mentioned during the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal via the links.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Check out Dr. Thomas Farley's presentation for Public Health Week: Wednesday and Thursday

Check out Dr. Thomas Farley, Tulane alumnus, 2014 Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health (CUNY Hunter College), and Former NYC Health Commissioner (Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Weds., Apr. 9
4:30-6PM Presentation by Tulane SPHTM Alumnus Dr. Thomas Farley (MD’81, R’81, EPID MPH’91) the 2014 Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at CUNY Hunter College and Former NYC Commissioner, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Title: “Saving Gotham: Policy & Environmental Approaches to Health Promotion in New York City, 2002-2013”
Location: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St., Rm. 1201

Thurs., Apr. 10
5:30-7PM Presentation by Tulane SPHTM Alumnus Dr. Thomas Farley (MD’81, R’81, EPID MPH’91) the 2014 Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at CUNY Hunter College and Former NYC Commissioner, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Title: “Saving Gotham: Policy & Environmental Approaches to Health Promotion in New York City, 2002-2013”
Location: Tulane University (Uptown Campus), Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Kendall Cram Room

Monday, April 7, 2014

New book titles licensed from Oxford Scholarship

Check out the newest electronic books available to Tulane for public health in Oxford Scholarship. All the titles may be located in the library catalog. To access these titles, search

A few titles of interest:

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