Research Assistance

Health Science Information Discovery and Location

Answers to your questions!  

Personal assistance is provided for research support and information discovery, including advice on database selection, search strategy recommendations, verification of citations, location of current and historic information in all formats and citation management suggestions. Matas Librarians will do complicated searches for individuals on request. Call if you have problems with full-text access from off-campus or from a hospital or clinic. The librarians gladly help in the location of full text electronic resources and advice on utilizing the entire electronic collections of Tulane University.

Matas Librarians also offer information seminars customized to fit any information need. Examples of class offerings include introduction to the Matas Library for new users, effective use of electronic resources, clinical/point of care mobile technologies, citation management (EndNote Online & RefWorks), and NIH Public Access Policy compliance for biomedical researchers.

The Information Services Department is staffed by Reference Librarians weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Virtual assistance provided as soon as possible by email, or via chat  (use the form if the Desk happens to be off-line).   Contact us with your questions and assistance with the location and charging of library materials, and locating print and electronic information.

Call or Visit Us...

Call us at (504) 988-5155, or drop by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Medical School.

Reference Hours:
8am – 6pm

E-mail or Chat with Us...

E-mail the Reference Desk anytime at, or Chat with a Reference Librarian during Chat Hours.

Chat Hours:

Consultations and Workshops...

Please see our schedule of seminars and research workshops.

Customized classes, seminars, and consultations  may be requested with a Matas Librarian (


Get Help Online...

Browse our Subject Guides for help selecting the resources you need!

For help with writing and managing citations see our Writing and Publishing for the Health Sciences guide.

See our Online Tutorials for research pointers.

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