Monday, June 30, 2008

DETOUR-Looking for the Library?

1430 Tulane Ave. --
M-209 (24 Hour Computer Lab Entrance)
Mezzanine Hallway

The Library Entrance will be unavailable during a portion of the renovation process. The Temporary Entrance is located on the Mezzanine. Enter the Mezzanine from the center stairway or elevator. (The entry nearest the bridge and Tulane Avenue may be temporarily blocked.)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Links to the Matas Library Past

"The best remedy for the "blues" and the best way to forget discouragement about the progress of medicine, that I know, is to peep into the reading rooms of the library, as I have done often, and see twenty-five, fifty and more students, teachers and physicians of the community there working and storing up in their own minds and souls the knowledge and thoughts so bountifully gathered there for them; or to arrive early on a Monday morning and see on the receiving tables, the loads of books and material which were taken out for use over the weekend. It gives me a real thrill and a boost of spirits every time I see it." - p.8 Address, Charles C. Bass, M.D.

"There is much that I could say regarding my now historic relations with this library which, since its birth, I have looked upon witha paternal solicitude almost as if it were my own child..." - p. 21, Response. Rudolph Matas, M.D.
From the Program and addresses at the Dedication of the Rudolph Matas Medical Library, November 29, 1937. (Reprinted: New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, pp.532-539, Vol. 90, No.9, March 1938)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Global Health Archive, Citations and abstracts back to 1910

The Rudolph Matas Library has just added citations and abstracts back to 1910 for the Global Health Database available in Ovid. Global Health 1910 to May 2008 may be searched as a single file. Choose Ovid from the Library Home page.

  • Global Health Archive 1910 to 1972

    This resource offers historic coverage of information related to human health and communicable diseases. Global Health provides an alternative, complementary point of reference with a broad analysis of foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, public health, developing country information, and other difficult to obtain material.
The Global Health databases cover the following aspects of human health and disease: communicable diseases (including HIV/AIDS), tropical diseases, parasitic diseases, medical entomology, human nutrition, nutritional disorders, community and public health, occupational health, health status indicators, the impact of agriculture on health, cancer epidemiology, medicinal and poisonous plants.

The records may also appear in printed abstract journals published by CABI. Nearly all records have informative English abstracts prepared by scientists.