June Instruction Session: PubMed Advanced Hands-On

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Note: Please indicate which location (Richmond or
Sacramento) you wish to attend to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

See below for details about each date/time/location.
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* Want to learn more about finding and using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)?
* Want to know how to effectively use MeSH subheadings?
* Want to learn how to use “evidence-based medicine” filters?
* Need to know if a specific journal is indexed in PubMed?
* Want to learn about using PubMed’s Topic-Specific Queries, such as Comparative Effectiveness, Healthy People, Veterinary medicine, Toxicology, Health Disparities, and more?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. More about MeSH
2. Using MeSH Subheadings effectively
3. Clinical Queries
4. The Journals Database
5. Topic-Specific Queries

Note: this class will be held in both Richmond and Sacramento locations. See below for the date/time
for each location.

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CDPH RICHMOND 

Class: PubMed Advanced Hands-On
When: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 10:30-12 pm
Where: Richmond Campus, Building P, Computer
Training Room P-1246

RSVP by Monday, June 7 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please note: This class is limited to 16 participants. 
A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an
additional class.

NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to
register so your name will be on the class participant
list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry
into Building P.

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CDPH SACRAMENTO

Class: PubMed Advanced Hands-On
When: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, 1500 Capitol Ave,
Computer Training Room 72.169.

RSVP by Monday, June 21 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please note: This class is limited to 12 participants.
A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an
additional class.

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Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who are already using PubMed and wish to learn some advanced features. It is recommended that you have already taken the PubMed Basics class or already have a basic understanding of and ability to search PubMed. This class will not cover what has previously been covered in the PubMed Basics class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


Online tutorials from the Public Health Library!

You can get quick 24/7 help with EndNote, RefMan, and RefWorks via our new online tutorials! The tutorials are on how to import citations into bibliographic management software, and are available on our Training web page at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/training.html#tutorials

Here’s what we have up so far:
* Importing TOXLINE records to Reference Manager 12
* Importing TOXLINE records to EndNote X3
* Importing PubMed records to Reference Manager 12
* Importing PubMed records to EndNote X3
* Importing PubMed records to RefWorks

If you have comments about these tutorials, please do not hesitate to let us know. We expect to add more in the future.


Agricultural Pesticide Web Mapping Service

The California Environmental Health Tracking Program’s Agricultural Pesticide Web Mapping Service presents data on pesticide applications in California. Data is derived from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, County Agricultural Commissioners, Agricultural Growers, and Pesticide Operators. Users can view variables such as application intensity, individual pesticide chemicals or groups of chemicals, and individual application sites or groups of sites. Check out this resource from our Environmental Resources web page at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/environment.html


Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO)

The HERO database includes citations of the research that EPA scientists use to develop environmental risk assessments. It can be searched by type of air pollutant, chemical, health and environmental effect, author, title, year of publication, and journal title, among other criteria. Results can be saved in a bibliography or exported into citation management software. Check out this resource from our Health Risk Assessment Resources web page at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/risk.html


National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (CDC)

“The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.” You can view information here on environmental conditions and health conditions by location. The data can be displayed in tables, graphs or maps, and covers asthma, birth defects, cancer, carbon monoxide poisoning, childhood lead poisoning, heart attacks, and reproductive and birth outcomes. It is available from our Environmental Resources web page at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/environment.html


A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

In mid-April, a report was released by a NIH-led Interagency Group, which highlights 11 key categories of diseases and other health consequences that are occurring or will occur due to climate change. The report can be accessed at:

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/climatereport

For more information, read the press release at:

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/releases/2010/nih-led.cfm


LibX for CDPH: Searching just got easier

Are you interested in a tool that facilitates searching in PubMed, Google Scholar, OskiCat (UC Berkeley catalog), and WorldCat (All-UC and world-wide catalog) ?

The Public Health Library has created a customized tool called “LibX for CDPH” that does all this and more! LibX (http://www.libx.org) is an open-source browser plugin that provides direct access to library resources. LibX has been used for many years by hundreds of libraries. “LibX for CDPH” is an edition created by the Public Health Library for you.

After downloading and installing “LibX for CDPH” you will see a “LibX for CDPH Toolbar” on your Internet Explorer browser. You may enter any words in the Search box and use the drop-down menu to search PubMed, Google Scholar, OskiCat, or WorldCat. In addition, you can select (highlight) any text on a web page, right-click your mouse, and search either PubMed, Google Scholar, OskiCat or WorldCat for the selected text. There are more features of “LibX for CDPH”. For details, including downloading instructions and screen shots, go to:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/LibXinstruct.doc


New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology. By Duncan C. Thomas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Call number: RA566 .T52 2009. 

2. Methods and applications of statistics in the life and health sciences. By N. Balakrishnan. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010. Call number: R853.S7 B35 2010.

3. Review of the federal strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety research. By National Research Council (U.S.) Committee for Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, et al. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009. Call number: T174.7 .N383 2009.

4. Environmental health sciences decision-making: risk management, evidence, and ethics: workshop summary. By Yank D. Coble, et al.  Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009. Call number: RA566.27 .E585 2009.

5. How to write, publish, & present in the health sciences: a guide for clinicians & laboratory researchers. By Thomas A. Lang, et al. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 2010. Call number: R119 .L365 2010.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form below and we will mail the book(s) to you.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/BookReq.html

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you. The application form is at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/libcardappl.html