Friday, August 29, 2014

SCOPUS database trial ends Sunday August 31st

The Scopus trial ends Sunday, August 31st, 2014. Click here to reach Scopus during the trial period. Vote on Scopus and your comments on the database here:

 Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature. It contains tools to track, analyze, and visualize scientific research.

Click through for a detailed description, journal metrics, and more.

What's new in faculty publications: 2014 TU SoM Publications Report

72 publications were added to Matas Faculty Publications in August, bringing the total citation count to 669 publications.

Available online

Of Note

Now Available: 2014 Tulane School of Medicine Publications Report. (Don't see your name? Email to add your publications.)

Dr Bausch, Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, pens a timely work on Ebola in Guinea. Free via PLoS Medicine.

Bausch DG, Schwarz L. Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea: where ecology meets economy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 31;8(7):e3056. PubMed PMID: 25079231

New book: Natriuretic Peptides : Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Implications by Kailash N. Pandey, Professor, Department of Physiology and Vice Chair: Medical Research. Also available online.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New AccessMedicine App now available

New from AccessMedicine: 
The AccessMedicine App, the first off-line mobile application of the world-renowned medical education platform, is now available for download onto all iOS and Android devices. The big benefit of the new app is that users will now be able to gain access to diagnostic resources in an off-line environment. Resources include:
  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx – Providing concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice, the Quick Medical Dx & Rx Tool is derived from the leading annual guide to internal medicine. Perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Visual Diagnostic Tool for Dermatology – This tool facilitates visual diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases derived from the world's leading visual atlas of dermatology, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology.  
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool – With more than 1,000 diagnoses found on the acclaimed Diagnosaurus® app, this unique tool efficiently allows users to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
  • Diagnostic Tests – Powered by Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, this tool is a quick reference to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.
Download the AccessMedicine App from iTunes for Apple iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for 
Android devices.  Log in with your AccessMedicine personal account - which you can create here: 

At this time, the AccessMedicine App is available exclusively to institutional subscribers, including Tulane. 

Welcome new SPHTM students!

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences would like to welcome 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.

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, August 22, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Hours

Hours for the Matas Library for Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 29th- Close at 5pm
Saturday, August 30th- Closed
Sunday, August 31st- Closed
Monday, September 1st- Closed

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 2nd (8am-9pm).

The 24/7 area will remain available as usual.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grand Rounds reading list round up: Lower Extremity Arterial Disease, Urodynamics, Long Acting Reversible contraception

References from Medicine Ground Rounds for
August 6, 2014: "Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Arterial Disease" are now available:

References from OB/GYN Grand Rounds from August 8, 2014: Long Acting Reversible contraception: An Evidence Based Approach" &  August 15: "Urodynamics" are now available:

Pediatrics Grand Rounds will resume September 2014.

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 the links.

e-Book spotlight: The Developing Human

The newest edition of The Developing Human is available on ClinicalKey.

To access The Developing Human in ClinicalKey, go to the Matas library website* and select ClinicalKey under the "Resources" tab. Sign in to your ClinicalKey account, select "Books" from the menu bar at the top of the ClinicalKey screen, and search for The Developing Human under the "D" tab.

You can also access The Developing Human in ClinicalKey by searching the title in our catalog and selecting the electronic resource record.

*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.