Simplified procedure for proxy borrowing


The Proxy Borrowing form is now online, simplifying the process. Faculty and users of the Disabled Students’ Program who wish to establish a proxy borrower can access the webform through the Information for Faculty and Instructors page.



The faculty research assistant Proxy Borrowing form is now online, simplifying the process
of establishing a proxy borrower. Faculty can access the webform through the “Information
for Faculty and Instructors” page, which explains the rest of the processThe faculty research assistant Proxy Borrowing form is now online, simplifying the process of establishing a proxy borrower. Faculty can access the webform through the “Information for Faculty and Instructors” page, which explains the rest of the process.

Trial: British Periodicals

A trial for British Periodicals (via ProQuest) is available through December 15.

British Periodicals consists of facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 important British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.  It is available in two separate collections:

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.

British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Send your comments to Michaelyn.

Trial: Routledge Performance Archive

A UC-wide trial for the Routledge Performance Archive is available through December 5.

The RPA provides access to interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with actors from around the world; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.  It can be searched by performer or key word or browsed by subject.

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November 14, 2012 Richmond Instruction: PubMed My NCBI Hands-On

PubMed My NCBI Hands-On class
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10am-11:30am
CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to
attend if appropriate.

* 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!

Class: PubMed’s My NCBI Hands-On
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10-11:30 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246

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 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.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 13th to Michael Sholinbeck
at or (510) 642-2510.
You need to sign up so that a participant list can be
given to the Building P Security folks.

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

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

November 28, 2012 Sacramento Instruction: EndNote Basics Hands-On

EndNote X6 Basics Hands-On Class
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, 10:30-noon,
Sacramento, 72.169 (Enterprise Computer Training Room), 1500 Capitol

* Interested in a program that lets you easily create a customizable
database of citations?

* Do you already have the EndNote program but are not sure
what it can do for you?

* Do you write journal articles or reports and need to cite
literature you’ve read or referenced?

* Are you already using EndNote and have some
burning questions?

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

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions,
then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health
Library’s EndNote X6 Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Some new features in EndNote X6
2. How to populate your EndNote database with citations from
PubMed and elsewhere
3. EndNote X6 features: display, search, groups, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft
5. How to get help

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to gain a basic
understanding of the EndNote X6 software program and how
to use its features. Users of older versions of EndNote are welcome
to attend. The EndNote X6 software will not be distributed at this
class; in order for you to use this software for your work,
your CDPH unit must purchase or already own a copy.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, November 26
to Michael Sholinbeck at
or (510) 642-2510.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online for you.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Holiday Closures

The Public Health Library will be closed on Monday, November 12, for Veterans Day. We will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23 2012 for Thanksgiving.

Please plan ahead and anticipate your project needs, especially if you will be using our Document Delivery service.

Thank you for continuing to use our valuable library services. We encourage you to let your new and existing colleagues know about our services and resources if they do not already use them.

What would you miss if you only searched PubMed?

Do you do your own searching for information? Have you considered using
databases other than PubMed for your research? There are a number of
free online literature databases that are worth checking out. Here’s
a sampling:

Citations on environmental sciences: ecology, environmental health,
environmental planning, environmental chemistry, environmental law,
technology, and related disciplines. Includes some free online full text
» What’s not in PubMed?
Leaching, air pollution – mathematical models, trace analysis …

Citations from the toxicology and pharmacology literature.
» What’s not in PubMed?
Includes technical reports, Federal Research in Progress,
literature from ILO …

Energy Citations Database
Reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and
patents on energy, materials, environmental science, chemistry, and more.
» What’s not in PubMed?
Non-journal literature, scientific and technical reports …

National Criminal Justice Reference Services Abstracts Database
Criminal justice publications, including government reports, books,
journal articles, and unpublished research reports on incarceration,
crime, violence and abuse, alcohol and drugs, infectious diseases, and
» What’s not in PubMed?
Abused and nonabused child comparisons, Occupational health crimes,
Terrorism simulation …

Citations relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and
» What’s not in PubMed?
International literature on all aspects of “accidents”

Books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles
in the field of transportation research.
» What’s not in PubMed?
Quality of specific environments, Winter maintenance, Fire causes

CORK: A Database of Substance Abuse Information
Journal articles, books, book chapters, and gray literature on
alcoholism and substance abuse of interest to health care professionals
and health educators.
» What’s not in PubMed?
Abuse potential, harmful use, spontaneous remission …

Citations from the educational literature including journals, books,
curricula, guides, conferences and meetings, reports, dissertations, and
audiovisual media. Some full-text available.
» What’s not in PubMed?
Role perception, participant satisfaction, behavior standards …

Note: ERIC currently has limited availability of full-text documents
while they check to see if the documents contain personally
identifiable information.

In the meantime, if you do a search and find materials that you want
that are not online at ERIC, you do have other options.
-> If the materials are published by a governmental agency, you can
try searching that agency’s website for them.
-> You can use ERIC’s online form allowing you to request the
return of a particular document, but you’ll need to plan ahead since
it might take 6-10 weeks before they can post it online.

Regardless of the database(s) that you use, remember that you can request a copy of the materials that you need through our Document Delivery Service. We can find almost anything for you. Information on how to place a request is available here.

2013 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available to View

Every year, the National Library of Medicine evaluates its Medical Subject
Headings to see if any changes are needed. MeSH is the National Library of
Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. MeSH terms are used to index
the literature that NLM receives from 5,400 journals on medical subjects.
There are 26,853 descriptors in the 2013 MeSH to help you narrow your
research to your topic.

New MeSH terms to be added in 2013 include ageism, air filters, binge
drinking, electronic nose, food quality, hand hygiene, health impact
assessment, homophobia, narrative therapy, organophosphate poisoning,
ozone depletion, public health surveillance, return to work, smoke free
policy, snacks, social marginalization, and tobacco products, among many

The National Library of Medicine has created a guide called Introduction to MeSH-2013 where you can see lists of the changes to MeSH terms for 2013 and to read more about MeSH terms in general.

Implementing Healthy People 2020 with MAP-IT

MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track) is a framework that can
help you plan and evaluate public health interventions. MAP-IT was designed
by the CDC to assist public health professionals to achieve the Healthy
People 2020 objectives.

MAP-IT can help you plan how to:

* Mobilize partners.
* Assess the needs of your community.
* Create and implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 objectives.
* Track your community’s progress.

MAP-IT includes an online guide with resources to help you use each step
of this framework. You can find an overview of each step, questions to consider, links to the Community Toolbox and other toolkits. It also gives examples of what other states have done with each step. At the end, find a link to the Healthy People plan developed by each state and territory for more fresh ideas that could lead to better health for people in the U.S.

ISDS 2012 Annual Conference December 3-5, San Diego

Expanding Collaborations to Chart a New Course in Public Health Surveillance
ISDS 2012 Conference December 3-5, 2012
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) holds its annual
conference this year in San Diego. This year’s theme, Expanding
Collaborations to Chart a New Course in Public Health Surveillance, is
designed to highlight the importance of working together across agencies,
sectors, and disciplines to improve surveillance methods and population
health outcomes. Preconference workshops will be offered December 3.

Sessions of possible interest to be offered include SMART Platforms:
Building The App Store for Biosurveillance; Influenza Forecasting with
Google Flu Trends; and Sharing Public Health Information with Non-Public
Health Partners among many others.

The regular registration deadline is November 14. You’ll find
more information such as the agenda and how to register here.