Monday, August 24, 2015

Remembering Katrina (Ten Years Later) A Matas Library Photo Album

We are reposting a number of the photographs from the Katrina Display that was at the entrance of the Rudolph Matas Library in the Spring of 2006 are available on the web. Many of the photos were taken by the Matas staff that were sheltered at the Health Sciences Center during the storm and aftermath in August of 2005. (Original Posting, 8/29/07)




See more about the Katrina & Beyond exhibit on the Uptown campus. 

Leave no one behind : Hurricane Katrina and the rescue of the Tulane Hospital / by Bill Carey.Matas (Books Stacks): WA 295 C37 2006

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ILLiad system upgrade complete- new log-in procedure

The ILLiad system upgrade has finished and ILLiad is now available for interlibrary loan requests.

With this upgrade, your log-in to ILLiad will be your Tulane username and password. If your ILLiad username and password were a combination other than your Tulane username and password, the system has automatically updated your log-in information.

If you have any questions, please contact the reference desk at 988-5155 or medref@tulane.edu.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Where to publish: Top journals for physicians in training

how to break into medical publishing
Looking for an outlet for your research, observations or projects? AMA Wire provides an excellent overview of journals that publish work of medical students, residents and more:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/ama-wire/post/publish-top-journals-physicians-training

For more writing resources, check out the Matas Library Writing and Publishing Guide:
http://libguides.tulane.edu/publish 

Welcome new SPHTM students

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences welcomes the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's newest students to Tulane University!

We hope you will enjoy your time here at Tulane, and look forward to assisting you with your information and technology-related needs.
  • Access our Public Health Portal and Statistical Portal directly from the Matas Library home page and bookmark them to your browser or mobile device for direct access to electronic books, journals, databases, and other key resources.  
  • We have also published subject-specific guides for many of the SPHTM's departments and courses.  
  • Browse our A-Z list of health sciences subject guides here.
  • Reserve Books may be checked out of the library two hours before closing, due back 1 hour after opening the next day. Fines of $1.00/hour are charged for overdue reserve items.
The library will offer the following refresher classes at SPHTM this Fall semester in the computer lab 1218 (Tidewater Bldg - 1440 Canal Street) from 12 - 12:45 PM.
  • Tuesday September 8 - Introduction to EndNote/EndNote Web (Keith Pickett)
  • Tuesday September 10 - What’s new with PubMed (Molly Knapp)
  • Thursday, September 17 -  PubMed: Using Advanced Search (Elaine Hicks)*
  • Tuesday, September 22 -  Locating Data and Statistics (Elaine Hicks)*
  • Tuesday September 29 - Introduction to RefWorks (Molly Knapp)
i2PH Research Hours at the School of Public Health
Bring your research questions: Matas librarians will help you find answers. Every Thursday from 12-3 pm in i2PH Resource Room 1714 (Tidewater Bldg - 1440 Canal Street) 

We look forward to working closely with all of you to support your learning and research.  Once again, welcome to New Orleans and to Tulane University!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Welcome new medical students

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences welcomes the School of Medicine Class of 2019.

Here's just a little bit of information to help you out as you're getting through these first few days:

The Matas Library's circulation desk hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 9PM
Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1PM - 6PM

Come by and check out what we have in our Reserve section and ask us about our e-book collections, especially ClinicalKey and AccessMedicine. (AccessMedicine has many textbooks for medical students, such as Harrison's, while ClinicalKey includes such favorites as Netter's and Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.)

A few more tips:
  • Your TU ID card will get you into our 24/7 quiet study area at any time of the day. Use the main library doors when we're open. Your TU ID card will access the 24/7 area when we're closed. 24/7 area includes 2 study rooms, 2 banks of computers, a scanner, color/b+w printer, study carrels, bathrooms, chairs and desks and couches.
  • Reserve Books may be checked out of the library two hours before closing, due back 1 hour after opening the next day. Fines of $1.00/hour are charged for overdue reserve items.
  • Leisure reading is located in the library lobby. Daily issues of the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as a number of leisure magazines are available. 
  • B&W printing is $0.10/page, and color printing is $0.50/page. Money can be added to your card through the VTS machine in the 24/7 area of the library.
  • Select the Eduroam network and log in with your TU email username and password to connect to wireless.
  • Check out the medical smartphone apps, including AccessMedicine, Dynamed, and VisualDx (dermatology differential diagnosis) on our mobile guide.
If you have any questions, just come up to the desk and ask. We know stuff.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New and improved Dynamed app


It’s faster and easier to get answers to clinical questions while you’re on the go, with the DynaMed® mobile app. Access is seamless - you no longer have to access DynaMed through the Skyscape app. Click through for more details.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Welcome new residents

Welcome new medical residents!

The Matas library is here to help. We have mobile apps, online books, comfy couches, and leisure reading available.

  • Your TU ID card provides access to the 24/7 quiet study area at any time of the day. 2 study rooms, 2 banks of computers, a scanner, color/b&w printer, study carrels, bathrooms, chairs and desks are available.
  • Printing charges: B&W printing is $0.10/page, color printing is $0.50/page. Card payment only. Money can be added to your TU ID card through the VTS machine in the 24/7 area of the library.
  • Meditech is available from the Help tab on the library homepage.
  • Install free smartphone apps, including Dynamed (clinical reference tool), Browzine (current journal publications) and VisualDx (dermatology differential diagnosis). More apps on our mobile guide.
  • UptoDate is available in select buildings on-campus only.
  • ClinicalKey provides access to 3500+ full text medical books plus the Clinics of North America and other journals. 
  • Check out the Clinical Portal for more resources.
  • Leisure reading is located in the library lobby. Daily issues of the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as a number of leisure magazines are available. 
  • The circulating collection is open 8am-9pm Monday - Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, CLOSED on Saturday and 1pm-6pm Sunday. We are closed 4th of July weekend - but the 24/7 area is always open (ID required).
For more information, check out our Resources for Clinical Medicine Library Quick Guide through our Clinical Portal.