Federation of American Scientists

“The Federation of American Scientists has created an Internet resource for biosecurity policy, bioterrorism information, and biodefense research. The organizations listed here represent various perspectives on what actions individual scientists, research institutions, science journals, the public, and government can do to minimize the threat of bioterrorism while maximizing the benefits of life science research.” Take a look, from our Bioterrorism Resources web page.

National PHTC Network Distance Education Center

The National Public Health Training Centers Network has hundreds of courses on its site, including classes on community health, cultural competency, data and information systems, epidemiology, health disparities, and infectious diseases, among many others. These are appropriate for health educators, health professionals, policy makers, researchers, social workers, and students. Most courses listed here are free, but a few are fee-based. The Public Health Training Centers are funded by HRSA and are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions and public health agencies and organizations. Access this resource from our Jobs and Career Development web page.

Upcoming Occupational Health Colloquium

The second annual CDC-sponsored occupational health colloquium, “Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures” will be held June 15-17, 2011 in San Diego, CA. The colloquium is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eagleson Institute, and Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, and sponsored by the American Biological Safety Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the California State Association of Occupational Health Nurses. The gathering is designed for occupational medicine, infectious disease and emergency physicians; physician assistants and nurse practitioners; occupational health nurses; veterinarians and biosafety professionals. For more information, go to www.eagleson.org/OCCHEALTH or call Eagleson Institute at 207-490-1076.

OpenCourseWare (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

“The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project provides access to content of the School’s most popular courses.” These courses are free and are “…snapshots of content available in an academic course without any interaction with faculty or students at the  Bloomberg School of Public Health.” Topics include biostatistics, environment, global health, nutrition, and refugee health, among many others. Check it out, from our Jobs and Career Development web page.

PubMed Health (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

“PubMed Health offers up-to-date information on diseases, conditions, drugs, treatment options, and healthy living, with a special focus on comparative effectiveness research from institutions around the world. PubMed Health is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology, a division of the National Library of Medicine.” Access it from our Consumer Health Resources web page.

June 8th Richmond Instruction Session: Accessing Full-Text Electronic Journals

RSVP by Monday, June 6th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Do you want to know:

* Which full text journals you can access from your desktop?

* How to navigate the OvidSP journals web site?

* Features available on the OvidSP journals web site?

* How to use the CDPH PubMed URL to access journal articles?

* How to export citations from OvidSP journals into EndNote or Reference Manager?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Accessing Full-Text Electronic Journals class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to navigate and browse for journal articles in
the OvidSP interface
2. Features of the OvidSP web site, including cited
reference searching and exporting Ovid records into
bibliographic management software (e.g., EndNote)
3. How to access articles online using a customized
version of PubMed, which links to the CDPH-licensed
full-text journals
4. Other online journals available to CDPH

Class: Accessing Full-Text Electronic Journals
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 10–11 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 136

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to learn about the full-text online journals available to them and the special features available on the OvidSP web site.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday June 6th to Judy Bolstad at jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu, or (510) 642-2510.

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. Predictive toxicology in drug safety. By Jinghai J. Xu and Laszlo Urban. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Call number: RA1238.P743 2011.

2. Epigenetics and human health: linking hereditary, environmental, and nutritional aspects. By Alexander G. Haslberger and Sabine Gressler. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2010. Call number: QH450.E6544 2010.

3. Influenza and public health: learning from past pandemics. By Tamara Giles-Vernick, et al. London; Washington, DC: Earthscan, 2010. Call number: RA644.I6 I527 2010.

4. Emergency public health: preparedness and response. By G. Bobby Kapur and Jeffrey P. Smith. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011. Call number: RA645.5.E4965 2011.

5. Cancer risk assessment: chemical carcinogenesis, hazard evaluation, and risk quantification. By Ching-Hung Hsu and Todd Stedeford. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010. Call number: RC268.6.C357 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 and we will mail the book(s) to you. You may also log into your web portal account to request book(s).

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.