The EndNote X3.0.1 update for Windows is now available. It includes enhancements and fixes for EndNote X3. You can download the update and find instructions on how to install it at:
Although the Public Health Library will be closed to the public from December 23 – January 8, we are open for CDPH services December 23, December 28-30, and January 4-8, from 8AM to 5PM.
If you wish to visit the library on these dates, please let us know beforehand so we can open the door for you and make sure that a librarian will be here to assist you. Please also plan ahead and anticipate your project needs, especially if you will be using our Document Delivery service. We will be reachable at (510) 642-2510.
Thank you for continuing to use our valuable library services. We encourage you to let your new and existing colleagues know about our services and resources, if they do not already use them.
Happy Holidays to you from all of us at the Public Health Library!
RSVP by Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 to Judy Bolstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-2510. Limit of 15 participants.
* Do you need to find health/medical journal literature?
* Are you having trouble accessing full text articles from your desktop?
* Do you get too many or too few search results when searching PubMed?
* Are you already using PubMed and have some burning questions?
* Do you want help exploring PubMed’s new interface?
* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using PubMed?
If you’ve answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Basics, The New Interface Hands on class!
Topics covered will include:
1. Introduction to PubMed
2. Retrieving Full Text Using the CDPH PubMed URL
3. Effective Keyword Searching Using Boolean Logic
4. The New Interface: What’s Changed
5. Using Advanced Search
6. Finding and Using Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Terms
7. Other PubMed Features
Class: PubMed Basics, The New Interface Hands On
When: Wednesday, December 9th, 10:30am-12 pm
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246 (Computer Training Room)
This class is intended for CDPH staff new to PubMed, those who may have some basic understanding of PubMed but don’t know how to use its features, and for those wanting to explore the new PubMed interface.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, December 7th to Judy Bolstad at: email@example.com or (510) 642-2510. Please note: This class is limited to 15 participants. A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an additional class.
NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P. These Hands On training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.
RSVP by Thursday, December 17th to Judy Bolstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-2510.
* Does your research require health statistics or data, but you’re not sure where to get them?
* Do you want to know where to look for answers to questions such as:
– How many people in Sacramento County have been diagnosed with diabetes?
– How many Hispanics migrated to Alameda County in 2007?
– How do I find health status reports for California counties?
– How can I get raw data from a national survey that describes nutritional and behavioral factors associated with mortality?
* Do you want to be able to download and save data?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Statistics and Data Resources class!
Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Vital Statistics
2. Incidence and Prevalence Statistics
3. National Surveys
4. GIS Data
5. California Statistics
Sheldon Margen Public Health Library librarians have scheduled a training session to demonstrate online sources of statistical information and data files. NOTE: We will NOT cover statistical analysis or statistical software programs.
Class: Health Statistics/Data Resources
When: Monday, December 21st, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento, 1500 Capitol Ave, Training Rooms A and B (72.149-151).
This class is intended for CDPH staff who need to find and use health-related statistics for their work. A number of resources will used to demonstrate how to obtain and save various types of statistics.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Friday, December 17th to Judy Bolstad at email@example.com or (510) 642-2510.
Feel free to send some examples of real life statistical questions you frequently get or need answers to. We’ll try and incorporate some of these into the class. These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.
We have added "Cancer Prevention Research" to our list of available journal titles you can choose from to receive tables of contents for. If you are interested in receiving the tables of contents for this title, please let us know.
For those who are unfamiliar with our Current Awareness Service, you can find out more information at:
The Public Health Library has the following new books available:
1. Obesity among poor Americans: is public assistance the problem? By Patricia K. Smith. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009. Call number: RC628 .S6415 2009
2. Making data talk : communicating public health data to the public, policy makers, and the press. By David E. Nelson, et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Call number: RA423.2 .N45 2009
3. The law of emergencies: public health and disaster management. By Nan D. Hunter. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009. Call number: KF3826.E5 H86 2009
4. Environmental engineering. Prevention and response to water-, food-, soil-, and air-borne disease and illness. By Nelson Leonard Nemerow, et al. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2009. Call number: RA643 .E58 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:
The proceedings of last year’s meeting of the Inhaled Particles series of conferences have been scanned and are available freely on-line at: