New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Building the evidence base in cancer communication. By Lila J. Finney Rutten. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011. Call number: RC262.B83 2011.

2. Assessing nanoparticle risks to human health. Edited by Gurumurthy Ramachandran. Waltham, MA: William Andrew, 2011. Call number: RS201.N35 A87 2011.

3. Work, worklessness, and the political economy of health. By Clare Bambra. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Call number: R853.C55 N3 2010.

4. Disaster management and human health risk II: reducing risk, improving outcomes. Edited by C.A. Brebbia, A.J. Kassab, E.A. Divo. Southampton, UK: WIT Press; Billerica, MA: Computational Mechanics, 2011. Call number: HV553.D57 2011.

5. Environmental policy and public health: air pollution, global climate change, and wilderness . By William N. Rom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. Call number: RA566.R66 2012.

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.

PubMed My NCBI Hands-On Class

PubMed My NCBI Hands-On Class
Sept. 26, 2012, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Enterprise Computer Training Room, 72.169

* Do you want to save your PubMed search(es) and receive
e-mail updates as new relevant citations are added to

* Did you know you could permanently store citations you find
from a PubMed search?

* Do you want to share a list of citations with colleagues?

* Are you interested in customizing the PubMed display such
that searches are “filtered” into categories of your choice?

* Are you interested in keeping track of searches run and
citations viewed during the previous 6 months?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please
come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed’s
My NCBI Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to register for a My NCBI account
2. How to save searches and have PubMed periodically re-run
the search and automatically e-mail you new citations
3. How to permanently save and share citations in My NCBI
4. How to set up search filters in PubMed, so search results
are sorted into your desired categories (e.g., age groups,
citations that link to other databases, etc.)
5. Other features of My NCBI

Class: PubMed’s My NCBI Hands-On
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, 1500 Capitol Ave,
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169
(Turn left as you enter the building, and
proceed through the double doors)

Class Objective:
This class will assist you in keeping current with new
literature in your field. It will save you time by allowing
you to save searches and search results (citations),
and will facilitate collaboration by letting you create
shared citation sets.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, Sep. 24th
to Michael Sholinbeck at
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.

These 1.5 hour training sessions are free to CDPH staff.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

PubMed Basics Hands-On

PubMed Basics Hands-On
September 12, 2012, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Computer Training Room, Building P, Room 1246

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

* 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, September 12, 2012, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P,
Computer Training Room 1246

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, Sept. 10
to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

Please note: This class is limited to 16 participants.
A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an
additional class.

These hands-on training sessions are free to CDPH
employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval
to attend.

Webinar: A New Tool for Complex-Decision-Making by Public Health Officials in All-Hazards Preparedness & Response

This ASPH webinar will be held on September 13, 2012, 10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT. It will focus on describing the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method and how it can be used in emergency preparedness and response. AHP was developed to help with complex decision-making. It can help users set priorities, allocate resources, improve communications, evaluate alternative solutions, and justify and defend recommendations.

The CDC-funded CalPrepare Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) is making software based on AHP available to public health professionals. The webinar will also discuss this software and some applications that demonstrate how it can be used in research and practice. Dr. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress of PERRC and Scientist-in-Residence & Adjunct Professor at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Monterey Institute of International Studies, will be the featured speaker.

Register online here for this informative talk and discussion.

SOPHE Rolls Out its New Center for Online Resources & Education

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) announces its new eLearning management portal, the Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE). The purpose of CORE is to serve as a one-stop portal for eLearning, virtual engagement and Continuing Education (CE) tracking. Look here for online continuing education and professional development opportunities. CORE was designed with health educators and health promotion professionals in mind.

CORE provides access to many free archived webinars, such as A Look at Climate Change Policy and Practice in the Public Health Sector, and Translating Efficacious Behavioral Trials into Effective Community-Based Practice: An Example using the Diabetes Prevention Program. CORE also offers free toolkits from past National Health Education Weeks on topics such as how to be tobacco free, health literacy, and food safety. Low cost self study units are available a variety of health education and behavior and health promotion practice topics.

New content is scheduled to be added regularly. Free CORE accounts are available for non-members. CHES/MCHES credits are available from more than 50 webinars and presentations.

New Training Series by CDC

Public Health Works, funded by the CDC, is a new training series designed for the public health workforce and health care personnel that want training on evidence-based strategies and quality improvement techniques. These trainings are appropriate for state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health department staff, health care professionals, and community health workers. These trainings, which are presented via web streaming, will consist of case studies, interviews with those utilizing best practices in the field, an expert panel discussion, and will end with a question and answer session from professionals across the country.

Continuing education credits are available. A list of Public Health Works trainings can be viewed online.

Find the link to this and other similar sites on our Jobs and Career Development web page.

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. PHLR is housed at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. This program funds projects looking at places where law and public health intersect, drawing also on the fields of medicine, economics, sociology, psychology and public policy.

The program’s 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 here 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 laws have been collected here by topic. 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 offers technical assistance, help in locating speakers, and networking opportunities. It is also housed here, with most services currently free.

Find this link and others on our Professional Associations, Organizations, and Resources and our Grant and Research Information web pages.