Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LIVE DEMO of FIRST CONSULT - Fri. Mar. 6, noon-1pm in SOM

First Consult is an evidence‐based, continuously updated clinical resource for health care professionals, providing instant access to the latest in evaluation, diagnosis, management, outcomes and prevention.

Matas Library presents -

  • LIVE DEMO of FIRST CONSULT ‐An EBM “point‐of‐care”Clinical Decision Tool
  • Friday March 6, 2009, 12 noon - 1 pm
  • School of Medicine (1430 Tulane Ave.)
  • Rm. 1525
  • **light refreshments will be available**
A trial period of this product is currently available and will continue through March 30th, 2009. To Access FirstConsult - Go ton MDConsult and choose "FirstConsult".

  • A FirstConsult Flyer for printing is available in .pdf.

Please contact us with you comments, or 988-5155.

Friday, February 13, 2009

SCIFINDER SCHOLAR - Version upgrades and a new web version for off-campus use

SciFinder is a research discovery tool from the American Chemical Society that allows access to research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!

Two versions of SciFinder Scholar are now available to Tulane users. In addition to the traditional client software download, a web edition is now accessible. Both versions provide access to the same information, but the web edition has some new functionality.

If you have problems with a previously downloaded version of SciFinder, you will need to upgrade to the newer version. The 2006 version of Scifinder Scholar will no longer work, as of February 2009. There are both PC and Mac versions available for download.

Information on Tulane's SciFinder access and the downloads of the software are available at:

Only a limited number of people can use SciFinder Scholar simultaneously. If you have difficulty accessing the database, try again at an off-peak time such as early in the morning or during the evening. SciFinder Scholar client software (downloads) may only be used on campus.

If you need SciFinder Scholar while off campus, try the SciFinder Scholar Web Edition. To use the web version, you must register to establish your own userid and password, but you don’t need to download any client software. The web version allows users to set up current awareness searches, called "Keep Me Posted.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

John Barry's The Great Influenza .. Popular Culture!

Get the Pun? Want to read the book?

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. Feb, 11, 2009. From -- The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history / John M. Barry. NewYork : Viking, 2004. (MATAS LIBRARY - WC 515 B279 2004)

More information about John Barry, Tulane Faculty.
Thanks to Kathleen Puglia..."This was in yesterday's comic pages. How many authors wind up in the funnies?" - Thu 2/12/2009