Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Resource Roundup - 1 Oldie & 3 Goodies

ICYMI We've rolled out 3 new resources in the past couple of weeks. Click the blog posts below for more information. You can also access these tools from the RESOURCES link on the upper left side of our homepage.

New! Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination - videos of physical exams & procedures 

New! Natural Medicines Database - dietary supplements, natural medicines, and integrative therapies

New! LWW Health Library eBook collection - ebooks, videos and clinical skill assessments

And don't forget a perennial favorite for 3500+ online medical text books - Clinical Key. Create a personal CK login to download PDFs of book chapters. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

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.
  • The wireless network is EduRoam. Log in with your Tulane email address and password
  • 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-5pm 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.

Friday, June 10, 2016

New! Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Now available from Matas library - Bates Visual Guide!

Bates offers easy to use videos of physical examination - recommended for anyone on the Family Medicine Rotation.

Access on and off campus:

Bates Visual Guide

About Bates Visual guide 
Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content, 15 OSCE clinical skills videos, and easy navigation.

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)

New! LWW Health Library eBook collection

Matas library is excited to announce a new online subscription resource: LWW Health Library

This e-book collection includes titles on anatomy, embryology, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, neuroscience, and histology. In addition to texts, users can access video clips, self-assessments, clinical skills exercises, and cases for use in problem-based learning.

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: 

Or contact - 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.