Friday, December 18, 2015

Important news about Word 2016 and RefWorks Write n Cite for Mac users

Refworks Write n Cite will NOT work on Apple OSX 10 Yosemite running Word 2016. Several work arounds are available but they require downloading Word 2011 and using the One Line One Cite View in RefWorks. So basically users will not get the easy way to drop in references and format your bibliography automatically in Word.

In addition, Mac users running 10.9 and up Yosemite need to download Java to their computer to install Write in Cite.

d. Please make sure you have a current installation of Java on your computer by visiting the Java download site. (Note: an update of your Java will request the installation of a third-party toolbar for You will need to be aware that you need to decline the installation of this toolbar to avoid its installation.)
Mac Users:  Please make sure to verify Java is installed on your computer as the newest operating systems offered by Apple, OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10, do not include Java.  To check if your computer has the latest version of Java installed please open the Safari web browser and visit, Note: If you are running OS X 10.9.5 or OS X 10.10 Yosemite, please download Java from Apple's support site directly by visiting,

More information is available here:

You can also call ProQuest RefWorks technical support at 1-800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or 1-734-997-4440 for more information.

Friday, December 11, 2015

New printers in the Matas Library

Rudolph Matas Library would like to announce some big changes regarding printing in the library.

The library has acquired two high-speed black & white printers, located in the 24/7 Quiet Area hallway. The color printer is still available in that location as well.

The older printers in the Mezzanine Computer Lab and the library lobby have been removed. All print jobs should be retrieved from the 24/7 Quiet Area hallway, regardless of where they are printed from.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Important news regarding EndNote and Office 365/Word 2016

We have been receiving reports of difficulty using the EndNote Cite While You Write plug-in with Microsoft Word 2016 and Office 365. Below is a message from Thomson Reuters with a solution:

For Windows, it is possible to install the CWYW tools manually and you can find information and instructions at For Macintosh, we are working on a CWYW plug-in that will be compatible with Office 2016 on Mac, but it is not done yet. A public beta for it was released today. If you would like to beta test, or know others who would like to beta test, you can register as a beta tester at

If you decide to beta test, please back up all documents and libraries before testing. Beta versions of software are not stable and may have issues, so it is best not to use them with important data, especially do not use them on important data without backing up that data first.

Full instructions and Windows ZIP downloads:

To participate in the Mac Beta Test:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Family Medicine Clerkship Presentation ‐ Quick Tips Available

A PDF handout is available at the Matas Library Circulation desk.

It is also available on the Clinical Clerkships: Family Medicine subject guide:

Molly Knapp is available to help with Family Medicine projects, contact

Good luck! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Domestic Violence Resources

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of NLM has created a new health services research resource on domestic violence. The new resource has been created to supplement NLM’s most recent exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. Material can be found on the domestic violence topic page. It  includes the subjects of Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion, Child Abuse and Maltreatment and Elder Abuse.

While you're there, check out other topics on the Health Services Research Information Central’s web portal, HSR Info Central. The portal is designed to inform individuals involved in the detection, prevention and treatment services for the under-served.

Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 State Baby Facts

Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, presents the 2015 factsheets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These provide information for early childhood professionals and policymakers about the status of infants, toddlers, and families in their state. The State Baby Facts present data in the framework of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. To learn more about how to use State Baby Facts in your advocacy efforts, download the toolkit.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Remembering Katrina (Ten Years Later) A Matas Library Photo Album

We are reposting a number of the photographs from the Katrina Display that was at the entrance of the Rudolph Matas Library in the Spring of 2006 are available on the web. Many of the photos were taken by the Matas staff that were sheltered at the Health Sciences Center during the storm and aftermath in August of 2005. (Original Posting, 8/29/07)

See more about the Katrina & Beyond exhibit on the Uptown campus. 

Leave no one behind : Hurricane Katrina and the rescue of the Tulane Hospital / by Bill Carey.Matas (Books Stacks): WA 295 C37 2006

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ILLiad system upgrade complete- new log-in procedure

The ILLiad system upgrade has finished and ILLiad is now available for interlibrary loan requests.

With this upgrade, your log-in to ILLiad will be your Tulane username and password. If your ILLiad username and password were a combination other than your Tulane username and password, the system has automatically updated your log-in information.

If you have any questions, please contact the reference desk at 988-5155 or

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Where to publish: Top journals for physicians in training

how to break into medical publishing
Looking for an outlet for your research, observations or projects? AMA Wire provides an excellent overview of journals that publish work of medical students, residents and more:

For more writing resources, check out the Matas Library Writing and Publishing Guide: 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Welcome new medical students

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences welcomes the School of Medicine Class of 2019.

Here's just a little bit of information to help you out as you're getting through these first few days:

The Matas Library's circulation desk hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 9PM
Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1PM - 6PM

Come by and check out what we have in our Reserve section and ask us about our e-book collections, especially ClinicalKey and AccessMedicine. (AccessMedicine has many textbooks for medical students, such as Harrison's, while ClinicalKey includes such favorites as Netter's and Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.)

A few more tips:
  • Your TU ID card will get you into our 24/7 quiet study area at any time of the day. Use the main library doors when we're open. Your TU ID card will access the 24/7 area when we're closed. 24/7 area includes 2 study rooms, 2 banks of computers, a scanner, color/b+w printer, study carrels, bathrooms, chairs and desks and couches.
  • Reserve Books may be checked out of the library two hours before closing, due back 1 hour after opening the next day. Fines of $1.00/hour are charged for overdue reserve items.
  • Leisure reading is located in the library lobby. Daily issues of the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as a number of leisure magazines are available. 
  • B&W printing is $0.10/page, and color printing is $0.50/page. Money can be added to your card through the VTS machine in the 24/7 area of the library.
  • Select the Eduroam network and log in with your TU email username and password to connect to wireless.
  • Check out the medical smartphone apps, including AccessMedicine, Dynamed, and VisualDx (dermatology differential diagnosis) on our mobile guide.
If you have any questions, just come up to the desk and ask. We know stuff.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New and improved Dynamed app

It’s faster and easier to get answers to clinical questions while you’re on the go, with the DynaMed® mobile app. Access is seamless - you no longer have to access DynaMed through the Skyscape app. Click through for more details.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Online version of "The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists" now available through Matas Library

The Matas Library has licensed the online version of The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists. Up to 5 users can access this resource at a time.

To access this resource:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Science Education Videos from JoVE

Since our library subscribes to the JoVE Science Education video database, our institution now has free access to the two newest modules, Essentials of Genetics and Essentials of Cell Biology, until December 31, 2015.

Our subscription currently includes General Laboratory Techniques and Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

The JoVE Science Education module includes 15 unique videos describing fundamental concepts and laboratory methods for a specific field, and 75 peer-reviewed video articles that demonstrate application of these methods to actual research at leading academic institutions.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What's new in Faculty publications: 2014 in review

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795 articles in 428 journals were published by Tulane Faculty, staff and students in 2014. For an overview of publication output by school, including a list of the top 20 articles by impact factor, see our Health Sciences Publication Report, 2014 (pdf).

A full list of the 795 articles is available via our Matas Faculty Publications Guide.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Off Campus Login change

Off Campus Login to Matas Library resources has changed.

The "Off Campus Login" link has been removed from our home page at

Instead, you will be prompted to log in when you click on a licensed resource.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Postdoc free access program from Elsevier/Science Direct

From Elsevier publishing:
  • An opportunity for postdoctoral scholars
  • Postdoc free access program
  • Application deadline: 30th June 2015
For scholars who recently received their PhDs and currently do not have a research position, Elsevier is pleased to offer unlimited complimentary access to all our journals and books on ScienceDirect, for up to 12 months. This program allows those who qualify to have access to scientific journals and books in their field. To find out if you qualify, here's what you need to do:
  • Step 1: Complete the 3-part application form; it will take you about 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 2: You must submit a scanned image of a letter from your last academic mentor/advisor that states the position you have held and the date on which your position ends or ended and explains why you would be eligible to receive free access to ScienceDirect. The letter must be on official letterhead stationery of the department or host institution. We recommend that you first obtain this letter and create a scanned image file of it before completing the form.
  • You have become unemployed after 1 July 2014, or have a project ending before 30 June 2015.
  • AND
  • You have received your PhD in the last 5 years.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Information for new T3 and T4s

Welcome to the clinical years. We've created a special guide with resources organized by rotation to make your life a bit easier.

Check out the Clinical Clerkships guide for information on apps and ebooks in: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and surgery.

For access to the guide, follow this link:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New mobile apps for JoVE

Hot off the presses: New JoVE mobile apps available FREE for Tulane users!

JoVE has just released two brand new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website that delivers seamless access to content from any mobile device. Researchers at your institution can now view JoVE videos on their iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.

With JoVE Mobile, scientists and students alike can now enjoy the rich multimedia experience delivered by JoVE scientific video articles from the mobile device of their choice, anytime and anywhere. As loyal JoVE clients, all members of your institution can download the apps free of charge. To download JoVE Mobile, search for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DynaMed Mobile App *** BIG CHANGES!!!!! ***

Effective today, users no longer need a serial number for the DynaMed app.

Instead, users can manage the app themselves from the Dynamed homepage.

Big changes include:
  1. Users will NO LONGER need to download the Skyscape/Omnio container apps. The new app will be “Stand-alone”. 
  2. Subscriptions will now be for 6 months instead of 1 year. 
  3. Users will need to reactivate every 6 months from a TU computer. 
  4. Current users who have a current key will still have 1 year from their most recent activation to move to the new app. 

Detailed directions, after the cut

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Med-Peds Grand Rounds Now Available: Transition of Care

Resources from Med/Peds Joint Ground Rounds for February 4th:  "Transition: Treating Childhood Onset Disease in the Adult Population" are now available:

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for selected departments in the School of Medicine. Articles and associated resources from the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Matas Library hours for Mardi Gras

The Matas library hours for the Mardi Gras break will be:

Friday, February 5- 8am-5pm
Saturday, February 6- Closed
Sunday, February 7- Closed
Monday, February 8- Closed
Tuesday, February 9- Closed

We will resume our usual hours on Wednesday, February 10th. The 24/7 area will be available as usual.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LiverTox: new resource on drug-induced liver injury

New from the NIDDK* & the National Library of Medicine, LiverTox is a free resource that provides a central repository of clinical information in support of clinical and basic research on the prevention and control of drug-induced liver injury.

The site also provides guidance to clinicians and healthcare providers on the diagnosis and management of this important cause of liver disease. LiverTox contains approximately 850 drug and herbal records, with more records to come.

Access at

*National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Matas Library hours for MLK, Jr. Day weekend

The Matas Library will be open during the following hours for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend:

Friday, January 16th: 8am-5pm
Saturday, January 17th: Closed
Sunday, January 18th: Closed
Monday, January 19th: Closed

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 20th. The 24/7 area will be available as usual during this time.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Health literacy training January 16

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help patients access authoritative online health  information using iPads at the Ruth Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center

For more information:

Friday January 16, 2015 1:00—2:30 pm
Rudolph Matas Library
Mezzanine classroom (M207)

RSVP to Elaine Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES
Public Health Librarian | 988.2785 |

This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library