Friday, May 28, 2010

Matas Library SUMMER HOURS begin after Memorial Day Weekend

MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Memorial Day

  • May 28, Friday -- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Memorial Day Weekend (Sat. May 29- Sun. May 30) CLOSED
  • Memorial Day, Monday May 31st -- CLOSED

    Summer Hours begin on June 1, Tuesday

    Independence Day:
  • July 2, Friday -- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Independence Day Weekend -- CLOSED
    (Sat. July 3- Sun. July 4)
  • July 5, Monday -- CLOSED

    NOTE: Memorial Day (May 31) and Independence Day (July 5) are university holidays. Classes will not meet on those days.

    August 2, Monday Fall schedule begins

    24/7 Matas Library –
    AFTER HOURS ACCESS IS AVAILABLE with Tulane ID card access for computers and study.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Try Free Biomedical Search Engine:

BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free.

Account features are available that allow saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commenting on documents and portfolios, and sharing documents with other registered users.

Free Registration is required.

Note: Tulane users will need to use the Library E-Journals link to locate full text as the TULink is not available in this free search engine.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Special issue in Science on Tuberculosis & Malaria

Special Issue: Tuberculosis & Malaria
14 May 2010Vol 328, Issue 5980, Pages 777-936

Mosquito nets have saved many lives in the fight against malaria but are often in limited supply. A special section highlights research into malaria and tuberculosis, infectious diseases with high mortality and morbidity, particularly in the developing world. See page 841 . Photo: Adam Nadel ( ) for Malaria Consortium,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Health Education Awareness for May

May is:

ECRI Newsletter: Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

A page of links to information on "Crude Oil Spills and Human Health" is now available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The links under "Featured Sites" focus on the latest updates about the recent spill and subsequent controlled burning of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. This spill followed the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit oil platform 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta on April 20, 2010. This page also provides links to information on:

• Exposure Hazards Related to Oil Spills and Burning Crude Oil
• Seafood and Fisheries Contamination
• Response and Recovery
• Gulf State Agencies Involved in Prevention, Response, and Recovery
• Oil Spills and Wildlife

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers is available at the National Library of Medicine website "Radiation Emergency Medical Management":
  • Provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies
  • Provides just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
  • Provides web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible

The name of this website recently changed from REMM to "Radiation Emergency Medical Management".