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.

PubMed Workshops at the SPHTM: September 21 and 22

Come to an noon workshop to learn how to search effectively with PubMed.

Wednesday, September 21st

Time: 12:00-12:50 pm

Location: Tidewater Computer Lab, Room 1218

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: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so16/so16_pubmed_homepage_enhancement.html

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 https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so16/so16_pubmed_journals.html

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 https://https.cio.gov.

For questions, comments, or problems, contact the NCBI service desk at info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Friday, June 10, 2016

New! Natural Medicines Database

Great News! You now have access to Natural Medicines…the most comprehensive and authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and integrative therapies.

Access on and off campus:


natural medicines database features

Search for natural ingredients, alternative therapies, product ratings, and interactions. CE/CME credit is also available (register for a personal CE account under the 'CE/CME' menu).

For more information and features, checkout the Natural Medicines Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

How to find Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is part of the database Web of Science. JCR has the impact factors for journals in your discipline, and is a great place to determine where to publish your research for the highest impact. Sure, you can google a journal name + the term impact factor to find impact factors quickly, but to get the correct and up to date impact factor, going to the source is best.

Here's how to find JCR & Web of Science on the Matas homepage.

1. Select RESOURCES (top middle-right of screen)

Matas homepage

2. Select WEB OF SCIENCE (center middle of screen)

2. Select WEB OF SCIENCE (center middle of screen)

3. Select JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS (upper left corner of screen)

3. Select JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS (upper left corner of screen)

4. Search by journal name or browse by discipline

4. Search by journal name or browse by discipline

More info on using Journal Citation Reports here: http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/journal-citation-reports/ 

Or contact medref@tulane.edu - Ask Us We Can Help!

Medicine Grand Rounds now available: Pancreas Cancer

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for June 8, 2016: "Pancreas Cancer" by Margit McGowan, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Tulane University, are now available:


Each week librarians at the Matas library attend Medicine Grand Rounds. Articles and resources mentioned during the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal.