Thursday, April 24, 2014

Grand Rounds Reading List Now Available: Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusions; Breastfeeding

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for April 23, 2014: "Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusions: When and How to Intervene?" are now available:

References from Pediatrics Grand Rounds for April 24, 2014: "Breastfeeding: What you didn't learn in residency" are now available:

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.

Update: Access to computers with statistical software in the Matas Library

The large room of the 24/7 area is still suffering from water damage and will remain closed until further notice.

On the mezzanine level, study carrels are available and accessible through the front door of the library. The computer lab is closed for testing today.

The 24/7 side access door (for room 2520A) can be used to access the back study room with the computers with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA, ArcGIS). Use your card to swipe in. This room will be available both during the day and at night.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen the large study room in the 24/7 area as soon as possible.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UPDATE: Library desk area will be open from 1-9PM, Wednesday, April 23rd- 24/7 area will remain closed

The Matas Library suffered a flood on the evening of April 22, 2014 affecting parts of our historical collection which will be remediated.The library is very grateful to all students who quickly removed books when the flood began.


The Library will open at 1:00 pm today and close at the regular time, 9:00pm. Regular library hours will resume tomorrow, April 24, (as posted on the Matas library website:

Available space:

The Commons area and the study rooms and study carrels on the Mezzanine Level will be available. The 24/7 area, which has the computers with statistical software, will remain closed until further notice due to wet carpeting and remediation. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Enter the library through the main doors.

For help:

If you need help, call the Reference Desk at (504) 988-5155, or send an email to

A few of the damaged books and journals.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LIBRARY CLOSED - 24/7 AREA and DESK - April 23rd, Wednesday

The Matas Library experienced a flooding event on all levels in the evening of April 22nd.  The Library staff will be managing and moving wet books and journals to refrigerator trucks arriving on Wednesday morning.

Please excuse the unexpected closure.

Thank you to all the students that helped move the historic collection and journals from the downpour!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mobile spotlight: Epocrates RX

A leading app for healthcare professionals, Epocrates RX is a point-of-care app that allows you to:

  • Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs
  • Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time
  • Identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics
  • Perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR

Epocrates RX is available for both iOS and Android operation systems for free.

An Epocrates Essentials subscription is also available (for $159). With the subscription, you get additional disease information, alternative medications, lab guides, and more clinical tools and content.

Epocrates Essentials is offered free annually during the month of August to all U.S. medical students while they are in school. Check out this FAQ for more information.

The Matas library will post a note when this free download is available in August.

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.