August 26th Sacramento Instruction Session: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books and WorldCat

Do you know:

* You can limit any search in Google to a particular domain (such as .gov) or even a particular web site (such as

* What exactly is and is not included in Google resources?

* You can export citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote or Reference Manager?

* You can search for who has cited a particular article or report in Google Scholar?

* You can limit Google Scholar searches by year, subject area, and more?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

* You can use WorldCat to find books at UC Berkeley, with links to an online preview or full text?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Google resources: what’s in them?
2. Search tips: how to make your search more precise
3. Setting Preferences, using Advanced Search
4. Cited reference searching
5. Shortcomings of using Google for research
6. Using WorldCat to find books at UCB or online

Class: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento, 1500 Capitol Ave, Training Rooms B & C

This class is intended for CDPH staff whose work requires finding articles, reports, and books, and conducting effective Internet searches.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, August 24th to Judy Bolstad at, or (510) 642-2510.

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

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 900 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we’ve added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

» Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials (chemicals)
» UNdata: statistical data from the United Nations

» United Nations Statistical Common Database has been replaced by UNdata.
» Education Full Text now includes with Education Index Retrospective. 
» Primary Sources in Counseling and Psychology renamed as Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works.

» Global Market Information Database
» INSPEC Archive (now part of INSPEC)
» Education Index Retrospective (now part of Education Full Text)

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.