Wiley E-Book Series in Probability & Statistics online

The library recently purchased the Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics on the Wiley Online Library. This provides access to all the e-books currently available from this popular book series, approximately 170 titles covering the years 1973 to 2010. Links to individual books will eventually be loaded into our catalog so you can find them in OskiCat and the NextGen Melvyl Pilot; in the meantime, you can access them directly from the Book Series home page.

Some of the titles in this series are:

  • Bayesian Analysis for the Social Sciences
  • Discrete Distributions: Applications in the Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences
  • Statistical Methods for Comparative Studies: Techniques for Bias Reduction
  • Statistical Meta-Analysis with Applications
  • Survey Errors and Survey Costs
  • Biostatistical Methods: The Assessment of Relative Risks
  • Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data

New titles will be considered for purchase as they are made available. If you have any questions or comments about these online books, please contact Brian Quigley, Head Librarian at the Mathematics Statistics Library.

Trial: MECAS database

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies is a systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa . This database contains more than 630,000 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to present. Over 15,000 records of recently published and grey literature are added annually. Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs – business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 – present) & archaeology. MECAS includes the following: Middle East Bibliography (1946 – 2001), Middle East Book Bibliographies, Theses & Dissertations, MECAS Citations Database and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Library Catalogue (1900 – present).

Trial runs through December 31, 2010.

Send feedback to Kathleen Gallagher (kgallagh [at sign] library.etc.]

December Richmond and Sacramento Instruction Session: Health Statistics and Data Resources

There will be 2 sessions held. Please indicate
which location you are interested in attending.
See below for details:

When: Wednesday, December 8, 10-11 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 162
RSVP: By Monday, December 6 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

When: Wednesday, December 15, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: 1500 Capitol Ave, Training Room C (72.148)
RSVP: By Monday, December 13 to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu 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:
– 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!

Topics covered will include:
1. Vital Statistics
2. Incidence and Prevalence Statistics
3. National Surveys
4. GIS Data
5. California State and County Statistics

This class is intended for CDPH staff who need to find and use health-related statistics for work. A number of resources will be used to demonstrate how to obtain and save various types of statistics. NOTE: Statistical analysis and statistical software programs will NOT be covered. Feel free to send examples of real life statistical questions you frequently get or need answers to. We’ll try and incorporate some of these into the class.

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.