Thursday, October 23, 2014

Grand Rounds now available: Systemic Vasculitis, CCHS & ventricular pacing

Resources from Medicine Ground Rounds for October 22, 2014: "Systemic Vasculitis 2014" are now available:

Resources from Pediatric Ground Rounds for October 23, 2014: "Phrenic nerve diaphragm pacing: a different approach to ventilatory support for Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome" are now available: 

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for selected departments in the School of Medicine. Articles and resources mentioned during the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal via these links.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Browzine for Android smartphones is here!

Browzine for Android

Browzine, the literature surveillance app, is now available for Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+. Download today!

With BrowZine, you can:
  • Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
  • Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
  • Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more
Browzine is available for:
  • All iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches with iOS v7.x+ 
  • Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+ 
  •  Kindle Fire HD Tablets 
Login with your Tulane username and password to enable access to thousands of journals.  

National Health Education Week- October 20-24

The week of October 20th-24th is National Health Education Week, sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). This year's theme is "Celebrating the Next Generation of Health Educators" and SOPHE will offer virtual events daily.

Check out SOPHE's National Health Education Week's website for information about their virtual events and more information about SOPHE.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Robert Garry's Ebola research and the Ebola libguide from the Matas Library

Robert Garry, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane's School of Medicine, is the principal investigator of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium based at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. Garry and his team's newest Ebola research was recently published in the journal Science. For more information about Garry and his research, check out this recent article in the Times-Picayune:

For more information about Ebola, check out the Matas Library's Ebola page of the Disaster and Public Health libguide.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Study Break: Nunzio Paci's Graphite and Oil Paintings Merge Nature and Anatomy

Need a break from studying? Check out Italian artist Nunzio Paci's paintings that merge plants and animals for an interesting take on anatomical drawings you won't find in your Netter's or Gilroy's atlases.

To check out some paintings, click here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New book spotlight: LGBT resources

The Matas Library has recently purchased resources to assist medical and public health students working with the LGBT community. Our new materials:

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens (Call Number: WA 300 B4114q 2011)

Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students (Call Number: WA 300 D517 2012)
The Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Understanding Challenges and Resilience (Call Number: WA 300 L758 2015)
Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies (Call Number: WA 300 F492.2 2014)

These books are currently located in the new book truck in the Commons area of the library.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Resources on Ebola from the Matas Library, the National Library of Medicine, and the CDC

***Matas Library Guide for Disasters and Public Health- Ebola***

***NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak***

The updated announcement from NLM features “Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources,” the Emergency Access Initiative, Virus Variation: Ebolavirus Resource, PubMed, Disaster Lit, and MedlinePlus resources on Ebola.

***CDC Ebola Microsite for healthcare workers now available.***

CDC has created an Ebola microsite, a collection of selected web pages, that can be embedded within any website. With a simple embed code, a hospital, health system, library, or health department website administrator can pull in a collection of dozens of CDC pages, a news feed, and a Twitter feed featuring the most current Ebola content, guidance and resources for healthcare practitioners. The content is updated by CDC and requires no updating by the host website. The embed code for this microsite is available in CDC’s new syndication site, the Public Health Media Library, The Library offers the microsite as well as 60+ Ebola HTML web pages. Images, infographics, videos, and other media are also being added. Instructions, guides to syndicating materials, and access to technical support are readily available on the site.