December 14th Richmond Instruction: EndNote X5 Advanced Hands on with optional 30 minute EndNote “clinic”

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RSVP by Monday, December 12th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
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* Are you already using EndNote and have some burning questions?

* Do you write journal articles and want to learn about a tool that helps you prepare manuscripts for submission to various journal publishers?

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

* Did you know you can annotate PDF files in your library?

* Want to learn how to add figures and tables to your Word document using EndNote?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can practice using advanced features of EndNote?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X5 Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Creating Smart Groups
2. Adding/Modifying Output Styles
3. Creating and Using Bibliographies: Individual and Subject
4. Annotating PDF files
5. Advanced Features of Cite-While-You-Write (templates, figures, tables)
6. How to get help

In addition, we have scheduled the Computer Training Room for an extra 30 minutes after the class to allow time for an EndNote “clinic.” Bring your EndNote questions/problems so we can help you with them.

Class: EndNote X5 Advanced Hands-On
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2011,
Class: 10:30 am-12 pm
Optional 30 minute EndNote clinic: 12-12:30 pm
Where: CDPH Richmond, Building P, Computer Training Room P-1246

Class Objectives:
This class will assist you in making the best use of the EndNote X5 software by learning how to use and create custom features.  In addition, this class will include a drop-in “clinic” where you can bring your problems.

Audience:
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 X5 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.

Prerequisite:
It is recommended that you have already attended the EndNote X5 Basics Hands-On class, or are familiar with the basics of using EndNote. Basic EndNote material will not be covered in the Nov. 30th session.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, December 12th 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.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available at: www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/training.html.


February 8th Richmond Instruction: Health Statistics and Data Resources

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RSVP by Monday, February 6th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
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* Does your research require health statistics or data, but you’re not sure where to get them?

* Do you want to know where to look for answers to questions such as:

– How many people in Sacramento County have been diagnosed with diabetes?
– How many Vietnamese-Americans (or other ethnic groups) live in various California counties and cities?
– Where can I find health status reports for California counties?
– How can I get raw data from a national survey that describes nutritional and behavioral factors associated with mortality?
– Can I quickly get a map of breast cancer rates for California counties?

* Do you want to be able to download and save data?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Statistics and Data Resources class!

Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Vital Statistics
2. Incidence and Prevalence Statistics
3. National Surveys
4. GIS Data
5. California/California Counties Statistics

Sheldon Margen Public Health Library librarians have scheduled a training session to demonstrate free online sources of statistical information and data files.NOTE: We will NOT cover statistical analysis or statistical software programs. Feel free to send some examples of real life statistical questions you frequently need answers to. We’ll try and incorporate some of  these into the class.

Class: Health Statistics and Data Resources
When: Wednesday, February 8, 10-11 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 140

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who need to find and use health-related statistics for their work. A number of resources will used to demonstrate how to obtain and save various types of statistics.

Class Objective:
After this session, you will be able to more quickly and easily locate quality health-related statistics and datasets.  You will also be able to identify some significant issues associated with the collection of health statistics.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Monday, February 6th to Judy Bolstad (510) 642-2510 or jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu.

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


February 22nd Sacramento Instruction: Health Statistics and Data Resources

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RSVP by Monday, February 20th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
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* Does your research require health statistics or data, but you’re not sure where to get them?

* Do you want to know where to look for answers to questions such as:

– How many people in Sacramento County have been diagnosed with diabetes?
– How many Vietnamese-Americans (or other ethnic groups) live in various California counties and cities?
– Where can I find health status reports for California counties?
– How can I get raw data from a national survey that describes nutritional and behavioral factors associated with mortality?
– Can I quickly get a map of breast cancer rates for California counties?

* Do you want to be able to download and save data?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Statistics and Data Resources class!

Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Vital Statistics
2. Incidence and Prevalence Statistics
3. National Surveys
4. GIS Data
5. California/California Counties Statistics

Sheldon Margen Public Health Library librarians have scheduled a training session to demonstrate free online sources of statistical information and data files. NOTE: We will NOT cover statistical analysis or statistical software programs. Feel free to send some examples of real life statistical questions you frequently need answers to. We’ll try and incorporate some of these into the class.

Class: Health Statistics and Data Resources
When: Wednesday, February 22, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, Hearing Room, Room 72.167  

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who need to find and use health-related statistics for their work. A number of resources will used to demonstrate how to obtain and save various types of statistics.

Class Objective:
After this session, you will be able to more quickly and easily locate quality health-related statistics and datasets.  You will also be able to identify some significant issues associated with the collection of health statistics.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Monday, February 20th to Judy Bolstad (510) 642-2510 or jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu.

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


Recent Public Health Library web site downtime

Due to the recent downtime regarding our web site, you may have had difficulty accessing our services, such as Document Delivery. In the future, make sure to login to your web portal to access our services if the web pages are unavailable. You can log into your web portal, by going to: http://publ.lib.berkeley.edu/

If you cannot remember your password, please email or call Sarah Ngo at: sngo@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.


Update on the LibX for CDPH browser extension

LibX for CDPH is a customized Internet Explorer browser extension that facilitates searching PubMed for CDPH, Google Scholar, OskiCat (UCB Library Catalog), and WorldCat (UC/Worldwide Library Catalog). LibX is an open source program originally developed for the Firefox browser; versions for Internet Explorer and Chrome have since been developed.

LibX for CDPH was created to link to and facilitate searching of resources of interest to CDPH staff. Because Internet Explorer (IE) is the supported browser at CDPH work sites, this custom LibX  was created for IE. Information on LibX for CDPH may be found at www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/LibXinstruct.pdf. We have just learned that LibX will not function on PCs using Windows 7, which is becoming the standard operating system on CDPH PCs. The developers of LibX do not have the resources to continue to create new versions for the non-open source IE. You may continue to use LibX as long as your computer uses Windows XP.

We will soon attempt to update LibX for CDPH Firefox version, for you to use on any computer with the Firefox browser; we will announce this update in this newsletter.


EndNote X5 Update Patch Available

The update is available for EndNote X5 for Windows users and includes a number of improvements. Note: You must have a licensed copy of EndNote X5 for Windows installed to run the X5.0.1 update.

Improvements:

* Find reference updates for multiple references — highlight the references and begin reviewing available updates to
enrich your EndNote library
* Open and convert Reference Manager 12 Databases
* Edit and update Reference Manager 11/12 citations in Word
* Updates to Bibliographic formatting styles, Import Filters, and Connection Files

For more information and instructions on how to install the update, go to:

http://endnote.com/support/ENX501_WinMac_updater.asp


Cost of US Job-Related Illnesses/Deaths Exceeds Costs of All Cancers

A study just published in the Milbank Quarterly found the cost of occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the US to be approximately $250 billion. This figure is $31 billion more than the cost of all cancers and $76 billion more than the cost of diabetes.

The researcher, J. Paul Leigh, is from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. The study was partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of CDC. A write-up of this research is available in EHS Today. The full citation of the research article is: LEIGH, J. P. (2011), Economic Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States. Milbank Quarterly, 89: 728–772. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00648.x