US State Chemicals Policy Database

The US State Chemicals Policy Database was created and is maintained by the Chemicals Policy and Science Initiative (CPSI), a project of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. It can be searched by state, region, chemical, year, status, and policy category. The records in the entire database may be searched as well by entering a keyword such as a bill number, word, or phrase in the box below the pull-down menus. Take a look at this database, from our California Agencies and Resources and Toxicology/Occupational Health Resources web pages.

Recent Public Health Library web site downtime

Due to the recent downtime regarding our web site, you may have had
difficulty accessing our services, such as Document Delivery. In the
future, make sure to login to your web portal to access our services if the web pages are unavailable.

If you cannot remember your password, please email or call Sarah Ngo
at: or (510) 642-2510.

EndNote X5 Update Patch Available

The update is available for EndNote X5 for Windows users and includes a number of improvements. Note: You must have a licensed
copy of EndNote X5 for Windows installed to run the X5.0.1


* Find reference updates for multiple references — highlight
the references and begin reviewing available updates to
enrich your EndNote library
* Open and convert Reference Manager 12 Databases
* Edit and update Reference Manager 11/12 citations in Word
* Updates to Bibliographic formatting styles, Import Filters,
and Connection Files

EndNote has more information and instructions available for users on how to install the update.

GIS Users: The Library wants your data!

The UC Berkeley Libraries recently released GeoData@UC Berkeley, a
geoportal and geospatial data discovery tool. The libraries have also
launched the MapUp initiative, a program designed to make authoritative,
crowd sourced geospatial data available via GeoData@UC Berkeley.

GeoData@UC Berkeley allows users to
discover the library’s geospatial data holdings, preview geospatial
data, create custom maps using only a web browser, and download
geospatial data in a variety of formats. GeoData@UC Berkeley is freely
available for public use.

MapUp is an initiative developed by the UC Berkeley Libraries to allow
researchers to store and share their geospatial data with GeoData@UC
Berkeley users. Data stored is curated and preserved for future
researchers’ use. OEHHA staff who have geospatial data they can
share are urged to contact Michael Sholinbeck,, to arrange to have the data deposited in GeoData@UC Berkeley.

Coming Soon: New Features to be Added to Web Portal

The Public Health Library will add some new features to the web portal very soon.
You will be able to:

– Search your Document Delivery requests, so you will easily be able to
learn if you requested a particular article or book, and when;
– Sort online lists of your requests, by title, author, or date
requested; and
– View a list of books checked out to you, with one-click online renewing.

Also, recently added, is the ability to get a list of your canceled
Document Delivery requests.

Web portal users will soon see a message on the log-in page outlining
the new features.

Not yet a web portal user? The web portal to contract services provides a custom online interface to request services from the Public Health Library, such as journal articles and literature searches. Online request forms are
pre-populated with your personal information (name, email, etc.) You can also
view requests you have made in the past, as well as pending requests. The web
portal also includes a link to electronic journal passwords, so you can
more easily access these resources from anywhere. To obtain your web portal
username and password, please send an email to
Sarah Ngo,, or call her at (510) 642-2510. She
will need your name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address, and
unit, branch, or program name.