Orientation to Public Health Library Services Wednesday, July 11, Richmond

Were you aware:

* You can have journal articles, technical reports, standards,
book chapters, and more, from nearly any source, delivered
to you electronically?

* You can have books from the University of California,
Berkeley Library delivered to your office?

* CDPH staff has access to dozens of electronic journals
and books from your desktop and off-site?

* Librarians at the Public Health Library, who have access
to hundreds of databases, indexes, and other resources,
will research nearly any work-related topic for you, and
post relevant citations to your own web portal?

* The library has a secure web portal where you can
request library services, track your document delivery
requests, view your literature search results, and more.

This orientation session will discuss all of the library services
available to CDPH staff.

Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Summary of Services to CDPH
2. Accessing Public Health Library Services
3. Full Text Electronic Journals and Books
4. Requesting Material
5. Public Health Library web pages for CDPH

Class: Orientation to Public Health Library Services
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10am-11am
Where: Room 140, Building C, Richmond

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday,
July 9, 2012 to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Supervisors: Please encourage your new staff to attend if

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH staff.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH staff to the library and information
services available to them for work-related purposes.
Use of the library services will help staff identify and obtain
the information they need to complete their work in a
timely fashion.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is
available at:

PubMed Basics Hands-On class July 25

* Do you need to find scientific evidence for a
public health program, intervention, issue, or

* Do you get irrelevant citations when searching PubMed?

* Do you get too many or too few search results when
searching PubMed?

* Are you already using PubMed and have some burning

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can
learn and practice using PubMed?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then
please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s
PubMed Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Introduction to PubMed
2. Retrieving Full Text Articles Using the CDPH PubMed URL
3. Effective Keyword Searching Using Boolean Logic and Filters
4. Finding and Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
5. Other PubMed Features

Class: PubMed Basics Hands-On
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, 1500 Capitol Ave,
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169

Class Objective:
This class will teach you the basic skills needed to
search PubMed to identify and obtain the most
relevant information you need to perform your job.
The skills you learn will save you time by allowing you
to search PubMed in a more efficient and effective

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend
if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, July 23rd
to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please note: This class is limited to 12 participants.
A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an
additional class.

“CDPH in the News” Blog

The Public Health Library posts a blog titled “CDPH in the News” consisting of news stories that mention CDPH. This blog is on the CDPH library home page and is on the web portal home page. Scroll down in the right-side column to check it out. The most recent 3 stories are listed, with a link to see all posts. We add new stories to this blog regularly, so make sure to check back for updates or sign up to get new blog posts via RSS feed.

Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health

Public Health Law Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is housed at Temple University Beasley School of Law. This program “…offers long-term, short-term and rapid-response funding for projects at the intersection of law and public health, but may also draw upon a range of other disciplines, including medicine, economics, sociology, psychology and public policy.”

This website includes information on research done by grantees with links to their final papers where available. It also has many methods guides posted. A few of the titles include Crafting a Public Law Research Proposal, Using Logic Models for PHLR Research, Using Qualitative Methods in Public Health Law Research, and Evaluating Public Health Law Using Randomized Experiments, among others.

Public health law datasets have been collected here that reflect features of a specific body of laws. Legal datasets are available for topics such as obesity prevention, distracted driving, state vaccination, tobacco control, and alcohol policies.

The Network for Public Health Law, offering technical assistance, help in locating speakers, and networking opportunities, is also housed here, with most services currently free.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Patient safety informatics : adverse drug events, human factors, and IT tools for patient medication safety. By Vassilis Koutkias; et al. Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2011. Call number: R858.A2 P37 2011.

2. Casarett & Doull’s essentials of toxicology. By Curtis D Klaassen, John B Watkins, Louis J Casarett; New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2010. Call number: RA1211 .C298 2010.

3. Keeping people safe : the human dynamics of injury prevention. By Joshua H Williams. Lanham : Government Institutes/Scarecrow Press, 2010. 2010. Call number: T55 .W56 2010.

4. HIV screening and access to care : exploring barriers and facilitators to expand HIV testing by Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care.; National Academies Press (U.S.) Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2010. Call number RA643.83 .I574 2010. You may also access it online for free.

5. Assessing the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on human health : a summary of the June 2010 workshop. By Margaret A McCoy and Judith A Salerno. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2010. Call number: GC1221.B7 A88 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 (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/BookReq.html) 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.