New Resource: Global Health Database

Global Health (via EBSCO) NOTE: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff and students contains information from journals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, patents, theses and electronic only publications from more than 150 countries, going back to 1973. Subject coverage includes international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable and infectious diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational health, toxicology, health services, and maternal/child health. This database offers global coverage of both the developing and developed world with items in over 50 languages translated into English. A large proportion of the citations in Global Health are not in PubMed or other sources, so it is an indispensible resource for researching public health.

The Public Health Library has created a Global Health Database Quick Guide to help get you started searching. In addition, mark your calendars for a drop-in Global Health instruction session: November 18, 1:00-2:30 pm, 450C Moffitt Library.

CDC Grants Available for Public Health Research Dissertations

“The purpose of this [ongoing] Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for support of public health dissertation research. This program supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. The average award amount will be $35,000 in direct costs per year, and are awarded for up to one year, with the possibility of extension without additional funds for up to 12 months. The anticipated start date for new awards is within 5 months of submission.” Complete details are available from the NIH web site.

Delorme mapping products available at EART

Street Atlas USA 2009 Plus Topo USA 7.0

Both Street Atlas USA 2009 Plus and Topo USA 7 are now available for use in the Earth Sciences and Map Library. The software has been loaded onto the library’s two GIS workstations. These computers are available for use whenever the library is open.

Street Atlas USA 2009 Plus allows users to import data, customize maps, and locate 150 million U.S. residential and business phone listings and addresses. The software features searchable data, a drawing function, routing functions, and compatibility with GPS units.

Topo USA 7 features detailed topographic and DeLorme Street Network maps, access to a variety of map, chart, and imagery choices from USGS, NOAA, and other sources. The software allows users to create 3-D flyovers, geo-tag photos, and created detailed trip plans.