Monday, June 15, 2009

New: Database & Article Finder (MetaLib) ... beta testing for searching multiple databases

MetaLib, a suite of tools for searching across multiple databases, as well as for database discovery, is now live in beta testing. It is linked from the from the Matas Library website as “NEW Database & Article Finder.” It is located at Please try it out. If you have any observations or questions, feel free to contact the Matas Librarians at

Over the course of the summer, we will be making choices for health science database categories and gathering feedback from users. Further modifications to enhance usability and aesthetics, integrating it with the library’s web sites, and creating instructional materials are in the works. We hope that this will become a valuable new tool to enhance our users' ability to locate research materials over the many electronic resources available to Tulane users.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Swine Influenza A (H1N1) - News & Updates

Swine Flu Investigation

The CDC is actively investigating isolated human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) in several states (CA, TX, OH, KS, NY) and is working closely with Canada and Mexico and with the WHO. The CDC is continuously updating investigation information

As with any infectious disease, CDC recommends that people should take everyday preventive actions.

For more information on Pandemic Flu Preparedness and Planning:

Exam Master - Scheduled Server Down Time - Friday, June 12, 1:00am through 4:00am CST

A Message from the Team at Exam Master - Scheduled Server Down Time
Friday, June 12, 2:00am through 5:00am EDT

As we continue to upgrade our system performance, there will be some downtime for system availability. Please note and plan accordingly: On Friday, June 12, from 2:00am through 5:00am (EDT), Exam Master OnLine will be unavailable.

We appreciate your patience during this upgrade!