Richmond Training: PubMed My NCBI Hands-On class

PubMed My NCBI Hands-On class
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10:00 – 11:30 am
Bldg P, Computer Training Room, P-1246
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Monday, Dec. 9th, 2013 to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

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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This class will assist you in keeping current with new literature in your field. It will save you time by allowing you to save searches and search results (citations), and will facilitate collaboration by letting you create shared citation sets.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have already attended the PubMed Basics Hands-On class, or are familiar with the basics of searching PubMed.

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

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you want to save your PubMed search(es) and receive e-mail updates as new relevant citations are added to PubMed?

* Did you know you could permanently store citations you find from a PubMed search?

* Do you want to share a list of citations with colleagues?

* Are you interested in customizing the PubMed display such that searches are “filtered” into categories of your choice?

* Are you interested in keeping track of searches run and citations viewed during the previous 6 months?

* Want to learn how to create an online CV using My NCBI?

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

Topics covered will include:
1. How to register for a My NCBI account
2. How to save searches and have PubMed periodically re-run the search and automatically e-mail you new citations
3. How to permanently save and share citations in My NCBI
4. How to view your PubMed search history in My NCBI
5. How to set up search filters in PubMed, so search results are sorted into your desired categories (e.g., age groups, citations that link to other databases, etc.)
6. Other features of My NCBI

These hands-on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

New! Attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class, if they register before the class start.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online.


Sacramento Training: EndNote X7 Advanced Hands-On class

EndNote X7 Advanced Hands-On class
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
10:30am – 12pm
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(Turn left as you enter the building and proceed through the double doors
to the Enterprise Training Room)

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RSVP by Monday, December 16th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

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Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently by:
– Creating smart groups in your library.
– Modifying output styles to fulfill your needs.
– Sharing your references or PDF files to collaborate with others.
– Utilizing EndNote Online to your advantage.

Prerequisite:
It is recommended that you have already attended the EndNote X7 Basics Hands-On class, or are familiar with the basics of using EndNote. Basic EndNote material will not be covered in this session.

Please note: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for a possible additional class. A few seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you can just show up to see if there is availability.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you know how to use smart groups to automatically group references together?

* Do you want to learn how to create or modify existing output styles?

* Did you know you can annotate and e-mail PDF files in your library?

* Are you interested seeing how the EndNote Online Sync works and how to share EndNote Online references and groups?

* Are you already using EndNote and have some burning questions?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X7 Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Creating Smart Groups
2. Creating/Modifying Output Styles
3. Annotating and E-mailing PDF files In EndNote
4. Other Advanced Features
5. Using EndNote Online
6. How to get help

This class is intended for CDPH staff who are already using the EndNote software program, and who wish to learn more advanced features (see class description above). Users of any version of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X7 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, you or your CDPH unit must purchase or already own it.

These hands-on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

New! Attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class, if they register before the class start.

Hope to see you there!


Holiday Hours for Your Research Needs

Although the Public Health Library will be closed to the public from December 21 – Jan 5, we are open for CDPH services on December 23, 26, 27, and 30 as well as Jan 2-3 from 9am to 5pm. If you wish to visit the library on any of these days, please let us know beforehand by calling 510-642-2510 so we can open the door for you and make sure that a librarian will be here to assist you.

Please plan ahead and anticipate your project needs, especially if you will be using our Document Delivery service.

Thank you for continuing to use our valuable library services. We encourage you to let your new and existing colleagues know about our services and resources if they do not already use them.

Happy Holidays to you from all of us at the Public Health Library!


Free Epidemiologic Software

Would a free epidemiological software tool be useful for your work? Then you might want to check out these three.

Epi Info is a free program from the CDC that allows the creation of data entry systems and the analysis of data. Version 7 can be copied into a Windows-based computer and can also be run from a flash drive. Epi Info is flexible and scalable, and was designed with epidemiologists and other public health workers lacking a background in information technology in mind.

OpenEpi provides a number of epidemiologic and statistical tools for summary data. OpenEpi can be run in browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. OpenEpi provides statistics for counts and measurements in descriptive and analytic studies, stratified analysis with exact confidence limits, matched pair and person-time analysis, sample size and power calculations, random numbers, sensitivity, specificity and other evaluation statistics, R x C tables, and chi-square for dose-response.

WinPepi consists of a set of Windows-based programs that provide most of the statistical procedures commonly used in the planning and analysis of epidemiological studies. These programs can be run from a flash drive.

You can read more about these at epimonitor.

In addition, you may also be interested in perusing the Wikipedia article Comparison of Statistical Packages.


Cancer Cluster Communication Toolkit

Need to explain cancer clusters to a group of concerned citizens? Then the Cancer Cluster Communication Toolkit may help. The National Public Health Information Coalition has tested the language and tools in this kit with focus groups to be sure that it is appropriate and effective.

This kit contains sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real life examples from around the country, outreach techniques for various audiences, literature resources, a glossary of factsheet friendly cancer cluster terms, and a guide to using social media to educate about cancer clusters.

This toolkit is a collaborative publication from the CDC and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).


New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available in print:

1. Research for the public good: applying the methods of translational research to improve human health and well-being. By Elaine Wethington and Rachel E Dunifon. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2012.
Table of contents available at:
http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b20413883~S1
Call number: RA394 .R47 2012.

2. Environmental tracking for public health surveillance. By Stanley A Morain and Amelia M Budge. Leiden, Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema, 2013.
Book summary available at:
http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b20417709~S1
Call number: RA652.2.P82 E58 2013.

3. Physical activity epidemiology, 2nd ed. By Rod K Dishman, Gregory Heath and I-Min Lee. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2013.
Table of contents available at:
http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b20421867~S1
Call number: RA781 .D5485 2013.

and here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press:

4. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. By the Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council, 2013.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18373
(free registration required to download pdf)

5. The Nexus of Biofuels, Climate Change, and Human Health. By Robert Pool, Rapporteur. Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine, 2013.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18493
(free registration required to download pdf)

6. Population Health Implications of the Affordable Care Act. By Joe Alper, Rapporteur. Roundtable on Population Health Improvement; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice (BPH); Institute of Medicine, 2013.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18546
(free registration required to download pdf)

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 and we will mail the book(s) to you.

You may also log into your web portal account to request book(s).

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.