Thursday, December 18, 2014

New interface design for the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system

In January 2015, the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system will be getting a new look. In addition to a new interface design, the update will streamline the login and manuscript submission processes and provide relevant help information directly on each screen.

Click here for the complete update announcement from the NIH:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break hours for the Matas Library:

Sunday, December 21 - CLOSED
Monday, December 22 - 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, December 23 - 8am - 5pm
Wednesday, December 24 - Sunday, January 4 - CLOSED
Monday, January 5 - 8am - 9pm

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Register for HINARI Training on February 6

Friday, February 6, 2015:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Diboll Auditorium  at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Imagine being able to use resources in a typical American health science library in low or middle-income countries (LMIC). That is the power of HINARI, the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and major publishers.  HINARI enables access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), 29,000 e-books and 70 other information resources are available in over 100 countries, areas and territories.

While most institutions in LMIC are HINARI-registered, many administrators and users are neither aware of it nor have the user name and passwords to access it. Participants will learn how to introduce in-country partners to HINARI enabling scholarly collaboration.

Training objectives: This training creates program awareness prior to departure for an in-country experience. Through instruction and exercises, learners will be able to:
*         Access full-text articles
*         Effectively search PubMed using PubMed Filters, and use the HINARI portal
*         Locate HINARI training resources, evidence-based practice resources and e-books
*         Develop authorship skills
*         Conduct HINARI training course or presentations on HINARI

The ideal participant is planning to work in low or middle-income countries, areas and territories and those professionals serving them.

Register for the workshop at the Tulane University Center for Continuing Education  website (

Attendees: $25.00 (Day of is $50); Students: $10, a refundable deposit (Day of is $20)

Arrive early and learn about Tulane University global public health scholarship at a special panel discussion on Thursday, February 5, 2015:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Continuing education credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM | 8 hours of MLA CE contact hours |
An application for continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) | This program has been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit for social workers through Tulane School of Social Work.

Trainer: Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., coordinator of the ‘E-Library Training Initiative’, a Librarians Without Borders® /Medical Library Association project

For more information contact Elaine R. Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES,  Public Health Librarian |

This training is provided through Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library and the Elsevier Foundation.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No Tulane book delivery between Howard-Tilton and Matas Library December 16- January 5

Due to the closing of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (the uptown library), there will be no book deliveries between Howard-Tilton and the Matas Library from December 16, 2014, until January 5, 2015.

No books will be delivered between these dates, and there will be no option to request books for delivery through our website. Library staff will also not be able to place delivery requests for patrons during this time.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. The delivery service is scheduled to resume January 6, 2015.

Friday, December 5, 2014

New content sharing features available for select Nature titles

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has introduced an experimental new functionality on and a beta set of content sharing principles and guidelines that will:
  • Enable subscribers to share a read-only version of full-text subscription articles published in 49 journals on This includes Nature, the Nature Reviews and Nature Research titles, as well as select academic journals. This sharing is intended for personal, non-commercial use.
  •  Enable 100+ media outlets and blogs to link to a read-only version of full text-subscription articles.
This means users at Tulane can for non-commercial purposes, legitimately and conveniently share a unique URL to the full-text read-only version of articles of interest with colleagues who do not necessarily have a subscription via a shareable web link on This applies to articles within journals that your institution has a site license to. Users can:
  • Store abstracts, metadata, published journal articles for private use
  • Share a read-only hosted "quick view" of a published journal article with anyone for their personal, non-commercial use
  • Readers of read-only articles will, for personal and non-commercial purposes, be able to:
  • Store abstracts, metadata for private use
  • View a read-only version of a published journal article
This experimental feature is expected to be available for the next year.

More Info

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SpringerImages has been discontinued

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences has discontinued SpringerImages.

A large collection of images can still be found in ClinicalKey, along with the appropriate citation for use in presentations, academic papers, etc. To search for images in ClinicalKey, use the orange drop-down menu on the ClinicalKey search page and select "Multimedia":

You can also limit your search by selecting "Images" from the "Source Type" filter above your search results:

For help using ClinicalKey or any of our other resources to add high-quality images to your presentation or publication, please stop by Rudolph Matas Library and ask for assistance or email

Monday, December 1, 2014

e-Book spotlight: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is available electronically through AccessMedicine.

To access Schwartz's Principles of Surgery on AccessMedicine, go to the Matas library website* and select AccessMedicine under the Resources tab. On the AccessMedicine screen, scroll through the "Read" section and click on the image of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery.

You can also access this e-book by clicking the link from the library's catalog record.

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