Resource Trial: Early European Books

ProQuest is offering a free open trial to Early European Books to readers of the Early Modern Online Bibliography blog. Access is from April 8th to April 22, 2013.

“Through the highest quality digital reproductions of thousands of printed works by important writers and thinkers working in continental Europe pre-1700, Early European Books gives researchers an international overview of early print culture during this vibrant period of history… All volumes are digitized on-site at participating libraries, which to date include Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Bibliotheque nationale de France (from June 2013), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and Wellcome Library, London.”

To access Early European Books, visit 8-22 April.

Event: Exhibit Reception

Hidden Treasures: UC Berkeley’s South Asian & Southeast Asian Special Collections opened in the Doe Library’s first floor Bernice Layne Brown Gallery on April 9 and will remain until August 30. You are welcome to attend a reception celebrating the opening, which will include a dance performance and light refreshments.

Tuesday, April 16, 5 PM – 7 PM
Morrison Library (first floor of Doe Library)

The exhibit retraces over a century of special collections acquisitions in arts, humanities and social sciences that represent a rich cultural and intellectual legacy for the South Asian and Southeast Asian community at Berkeley and beyond.

Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia Studies, the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, and the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies. Curated by the staff of the South/Southeast Asia Library.

CRC Handbook – Happy 100th!

CRC Press announces the 100th anniversary of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

“The Handbook reaches beyond chemistry and physics to provide organized, easy-to-use and a seemingly infinite number of charts and graphs on everything science-related.   There is physical and/or chemical data useful to every scientific discipline” (CRC Press).

“People who have interviewed me have commented on the extensive knowledge that I have about the properties of substances … I attribute this knowledge in part to the fact that I possessed the Rubber Handbook …”
– Linus Pauling

“I fell in love with it straightaway … for its tables were so full of information that I thought of it as containing the whole universe between its covers.”
– Oliver Sacks

Food/Nutrition Resources class: Sacramento April 24, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

* Need to find literature on food and nutrition and their relationship to health?

* Want to know the nutritive value of different kinds of foods, from broccoli to Big Macs?

* Interested in how many fruits and vegetables Californians eat daily and other statistical information?

* Need to keep updated on the latest food borne outbreaks and recalls?

* Want to know about quality sources of food/nutrition information for consumers?

* Curious about what professional resources (e.g., free training courses) are available to you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Food/Nutrition Resources class!

Some of the topics that will be covered:

1. Using bibliographic databases such as Agricola to find journal articles on food and nutrition topics

2. Resources for finding the nutritive value of foods

3. Finding statistics on food consumption

4. Information for consumers or for developing consumer material

5. Tools for professionals


RSVP by Monday, April 22, to Michael Sholinbeck at or by phone at (510) 642-2510.


Class: Food/Nutrition Resources Class
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Video Conference Room 72.170 Sacramento, California.

Class Objectives:

This class is for CDPH staff who need to use quality food and nutrition resources in support of their work. After the class, participants should be able to quickly identify and find non-PubMed literature, policies/best practices, and evidence-based information on their topic. These and the professional tools shown will assist in staff skill development.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

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

Primary Sources: Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press

The University of Arizona Library has made available 20 historic publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. The Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press collection covers important periods in Mexican-American history, from the Mexican Revolution to the Bracero Program to the Chicano Movement. The home page for the collection provides a basic search and allows you to search all of the publications or to limit to a single publication.
SEARCH TIP: You can enter more than one search term in the basic search, but if you want to do a more sophisticated search, an advanced search option is available. However, this will take you to the Library’s complete collection of their own digitized items and you cannot limit your search to the entire Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press collection, you will have to choose the publications you want to search from a list.
One handy tool offered by the site is a timeline of the available publication dates for each title represented in the collection.