Research Assistance

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 also do in-depth, systematic searches for individuals on request. The librarians will gladly help in the location of full-text electronic resources and advice on utilizing the entire electronic collections of Tulane University.

Contact us at (504) 988-5155 if you have problems with full-text access from off-campus or from a hospital or clinic. 

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), and NIH Public Access Policy compliance for biomedical researchers.

The Information Services Department is staffed by Reference Librarians from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Virtual assistance is provided as soon as possible by email or chat.