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.

» African Writers Series: full-text 20th century literature
» Balance of Payment Statistics (foreign investment data from the IMF)
» Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-present
» Government Finance Statistics (international data from the IMF)
» Latin American Women Writers: full-text, 17th century to the present)
» North American Theater Online: full-text, criticism, production and cast information
» Theatre in Video: streaming video of 250 plays and documentaries
» Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
» Year’s Work in English Studies

» Theater and Performance Studies is now Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

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

November 10th Richmond Instruction Session: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources

RSVP by Friday, November 6th to Judy Bolstad at or (510) 642-2510.

* Does your work at CDPH involve health promotion, health communication, or health education?

* Are you interested in learning about toolkits and other resources that will help you develop a health intervention?

* Know you need some resources to help you get started with evaluating a project with which you are involved?

* Interested in how to find literature on health promotion/education?

* Do you need to develop consumer health handouts?

* Want to know about quality sources for consumer health information, including non-English language handouts and materials?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Promotion and Health Education Resources class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Resource Toolkits for Developing Programs
2. "Best Practices" in Health Promotion/Education
3. Evaluation Resources
4. Finding Health Education Literature
5. Patient/Consumer Health Education Materials

Class: Health Promotion and Health Education Resources
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 10 – 11 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 140

This class is intended for CDPH staff who are new to health promotion/education or those who would like a refresher on freely available online resources.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Friday, November 6th to Judy Bolstad at, or (510) 642-2510.

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

UCB libraries will be open on Saturdays

The Public Health Library, as well as several other campus libraries, are now in the process of transitioning to reopen on Saturdays. So far, the following libraries will reopen according to the following schedule:

    * Biosciences and Natural Resources (Nov. 14: 10am-5pm)
    * Chemistry (Nov. 7: 1-5pm)
    * Engineering (Oct. 31: 10am-5pm)
    * Public Health (Oct. 24: 12-5pm)

The following libraries are also scheduled to reopen on Saturdays in the future:

    * Doe
    * Anthropology
    * Art History/Classics
    * Bancroft
    * Business/Economics
    * East Asian
    * Education/Psychology
    * Environmental Design
    * Music
    * Social Welfare

Change in Delivery of Literature Search Results

The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library has changed the way literature search results are delivered to you. You will now receive an e-mail with links to files of search results, similar to how we deliver articles to you. Clicking the link(s) in the e-mail will provide access to the file(s), which you can print or save. Search results can be sent as text or Word files, EndNote or Reference Manager databases, or in other formats, as appropriate.

This change means you may also access your literature search results via the secure web portal. From your home page, click the link labeled "View My Completed Literature Searches."

As a reminder, the Public Health Library does work-related research for you. If you want a bibliography on a topic, the library has access to hundreds of online subject databases and indexes and can run a retrospective search on almost any topic for you. Request literature searches using the online form at:

or click "Request a Literature Search" from your web portal home page.

For any questions, please contact Michael Sholinbeck at: (510) 642-2510 or

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

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

2. Natural hazards analysis: reducing the impact of disasters. By John C. Pine. Boca Raton, FL.: Auerbach Publications, 2009. Call number: HV553 .P528 2009  

3. Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs: a primer. By James F. McKenzie, et al. San Fransicso: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2009. Call number: RA427.8 .M39 2009  

4. At the point of production: the social analysis of occupational and environmental health. By Charles Levenstein. Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Pub., 2009. Call number: T59.77 .A85 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:

Recent EndNote filters

The following EndNote filters have been recently updated as of September 2009:

– National Criminal Justice Reference Service
– Agricola (from NAL)
– Journals@Ovid (from OvidSP)

If you plan to export citations from any of these databases, please make sure to download the most recent filters.

To search for filters, go to and click "support and services" at the top. On the green left-hand side menu click "import filter". Scroll down the page and click on the "Accept" button at the bottom to get to a list of filters. Then, search for your filter. If you need help, please contact the Public Health Library at (510) 642-2510 and we will guide you through the process.