Learn the Global Health database…go beyond PubMed!

Global Health, November 18, 1:00-2:30 pm, 450C Moffitt Library.

Global Health via EBSCO is a database newly available to UCB.

Does your research require that you find material FROM or ABOUT other countries?

  • Global Health contains information from journals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, patents, theses and electronic only publications from more than 125 countries [PubMed: journal articles only, from 70 countries]
  • Global Health coverage = 26% North American sources; PubMed = 57% North American sources
  • Has citations from journals in over 50 languages (All citations have English abstracts, however) [PubMed: 40 languages]
  • Over 40% of the database is not duplicated in PubMed or other sources
  • More coverage of nutrition, environmental health, medical entomology, and tropical medicine than PubMed

In this hands-on session, we will cover basic searching, using subject terms for more advanced searching, creating alerts, and more. No preregistration required; bring your Cal ID to enter Moffitt Library.

Free Money for Graduate Student Authors!

All graduate students are eligible to apply for funding through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) which supports faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication … Say “Yes!” to open access!

An 18-month pilot program initiated in January 2008, BRII subsidizes, in various degrees, fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication. The pilot will also yield data that can be used to gauge faculty interest in — as well as the budgetary impacts of — these new modes of scholarly communication on the Berkeley campus. Thus far, four out of 26 recipients have been graduate students. Interested? Instructions here!