UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility Fall 2009 workshop schedule

UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) recently announced its Fall 2009 workshop schedule. Classes include:

  • Intro to GIS (with either a Social Science or a Natural Resource Science focus)
  • Intro to GPS
  • Intro to Remote Sensing
  • Intro to open source GIS
  • Visualize your data in Google Earth, ArcGIS, etc.

and more!

GIF logoWorkshops fees are available at a subsidized rate of $57 for all UC students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, and staff. Workshop fees are $224 for all non-UC affiliates.

The GIF also offers online guides, fee-based consulting, equipment rentals, and more. Check it out!


UC Berkeley Campus Libraries Closed on Saturdays

Due to campus budget reductions, the following libraries at UC Berkeley will be closed on Saturdays beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Libraries affected include:

    * Doe
    * Anthropology
    * Art History/Classics
    * Bancroft
    * Biosciences and Natural Resources
    * Business/Economics
    * Chemistry
    * Earth Sciences/Map
    * East Asian
    * Education/Psychology
    * Engineering
    * Environmental Design
    * Math/Statistics
    * Music
    * Optometry
    * Physics/Astronomy
    * Public Health
    * Social Welfare

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (510) 642-2510.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Organic pollutants: an ecotoxicological perspective. By C H Walker. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009. Call number: RA1235 .W35 2009   

2. Environmental Toxicants Human Exposures and Their Health Effects. Edited by Morton Lippmann. Hoboken, NJ.: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. Call number: RA565 .E58 2009

3. Environmental Management, Sustainable Development and Human Health. Edited by Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves. Boca Raton, FL.: CRC Press, 2009. Call number: RA565 .E516 2009   

4. Understanding environmental health: how we live in the world. By Nancy Irwin Maxwell. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett, 2009. Call number: RA565 .M383 2009  

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


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. The application form is at:


New H1N1 Resources

New resources are now available on the Public Health Library’s H1N1 Influenza web page:

EBSCO Publishing is making freely available information from DynaMed (a resource for clinicians), Nursing Reference Center, and Patient Education Reference Center on their Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal.

In addition, the Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009 H1N1 Influenza (pdf) was recently released by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources and FAQs from UCB’s University Health Services was also recently updated.

Stay informed and be ready!


Reference Manager Update

This new update includes improvements for Reference Manager 12 that will allow you to work more efficiently. For those of you who have version 11 and have not yet installed updates, there is also an update available. Just follow the same instructions as for version 12:

1. Go to the Help Menu in Reference Manager
2. Choose "Updates" to install the latest update

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Health Library at (510) 642-2511.

My NCBI Enhancements

Recent My NCBI enhancements include the capability to create custom filters and to share a collection or bibliography. In addition, My NCBI now includes a feature to send an e-mail to users who have forgotten their passwords.

For those of you who are not familiar with My NCBI, it is a feature in PubMed that allows you to save searches and search results, which can be automatically updated and e-mailed to you. To sign up for a My NCBI account, go to PubMed and click on Register in the upper right-hand corner.