August 25th 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 .org) or even a particular web site?
* What exactly is and is not included in Google search products?
* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote or Reference Manager?
* You can search for citing citations 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?

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 class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Google search products: what’s in them?
2. Search tips
3. Setting Preferences, using Advanced Search
4. Cited reference searching
5. Shortcomings of using Google for research
6. Other sources of free, online books

Class: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento, 1500 Capitol Ave, Training Room C

This class is intended for CDPH staff whose work requires more effective Internet searching, and finding articles and books on work-related topics.

RSVP by Monday, August 23 to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate. These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Focusing on children’s health: community approaches to addressing health disparities: workshop summary. By Theresa M. Wizemann, et al. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009. Call number: RJ102.F63 2009.

2. Children and pollution: why scientists disagree. By Colleen F. Moore. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Call number: RA1225.M667 2009.

3. Nutrition, physical activity, and health in early life. By Jana Parizkova. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010. Call number: RJ206.P34 2010.

4. Clinical obesity in adults and children. By Peter G. Kopelman, et al. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Call number: RC628.C56 2010.

5. Public health and aging: maximizing function and well-being. By Steven M. Albert. New York: Springer, 2010. Call number: RA564.8.A438 2010.

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.

You may also log into your web portal account to request the book(s) at:

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: