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SPHTM Online Programs

A guide for learners in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine online programs


The health sciences library dates back to the founding of Tulane University in 1834 and is an essential resource for students, faculty, and staff.

SPHTM alumna Elaine R. Hicks, MS/LIS, MPH, MCHES is the liaison to the School. Librarian Amy Corder teaches in the undergraduate public health courses.

Librarians offer

Workshops throughout the semester on

  • the process of writing reviews for the health sciences
  • using information tools to make your work easier, such as databases and citation managers

consultations on the above topics, or on other topics stated in your registration form.

  • Private 
  • groups

Make contact! • Schedule an appointment with Elaine: • Chat via the website: • email

These events are publicized in the weekly emails, the elevators, on the monitors around Tidewater, and on the MATAS-L listserv. •

Matas Library Quick Overview

Information Services

Make a Request

Printing and Computing

Course Reserve books

Reserve books may be checked out for two hours for library use only.  Most reserve materials may also be checked out of the library two hours before closing and are due one hour after opening the next day. Fines of $1.00/hour are charged for overdue reserve items.

Holds may not be placed on Reserve items online, however users waiting for a book that is in Library Use, may request that the Library Desk "page them' when that book is returned to the desk. Paging is done on a first come, first serve basis, but requesters must remain in the Matas library for this service to be available.

Study Areas

Interlibrary Loan

Frequently Asked Questions

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