Thursday, December 18, 2014

New interface design for the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system

In January 2015, the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system will be getting a new look. In addition to a new interface design, the update will streamline the login and manuscript submission processes and provide relevant help information directly on each screen.

Click here for the complete update announcement from the NIH:

Friday, December 5, 2014

New content sharing features available for select Nature titles

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has introduced an experimental new functionality on and a beta set of content sharing principles and guidelines that will:
  • Enable subscribers to share a read-only version of full-text subscription articles published in 49 journals on This includes Nature, the Nature Reviews and Nature Research titles, as well as select academic journals. This sharing is intended for personal, non-commercial use.
  •  Enable 100+ media outlets and blogs to link to a read-only version of full text-subscription articles.
This means users at Tulane can for non-commercial purposes, legitimately and conveniently share a unique URL to the full-text read-only version of articles of interest with colleagues who do not necessarily have a subscription via a shareable web link on This applies to articles within journals that your institution has a site license to. Users can:
  • Store abstracts, metadata, published journal articles for private use
  • Share a read-only hosted "quick view" of a published journal article with anyone for their personal, non-commercial use
  • Readers of read-only articles will, for personal and non-commercial purposes, be able to:
  • Store abstracts, metadata for private use
  • View a read-only version of a published journal article
This experimental feature is expected to be available for the next year.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SpringerImages has been discontinued

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences has discontinued SpringerImages.

A large collection of images can still be found in ClinicalKey, along with the appropriate citation for use in presentations, academic papers, etc. To search for images in ClinicalKey, use the orange drop-down menu on the ClinicalKey search page and select "Multimedia":

You can also limit your search by selecting "Images" from the "Source Type" filter above your search results:

For help using ClinicalKey or any of our other resources to add high-quality images to your presentation or publication, please stop by Rudolph Matas Library and ask for assistance or email

Monday, December 1, 2014

e-Book spotlight: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is available electronically through AccessMedicine.

To access Schwartz's Principles of Surgery on AccessMedicine, go to the Matas library website* and select AccessMedicine under the Resources tab. On the AccessMedicine screen, scroll through the "Read" section and click on the image of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery.

You can also access this e-book by clicking the link from the library's catalog record.

*If you are not on campus, use the off-campus log-in in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to sign-in to our site.