Richmond Instruction Sep. 11: Accessing Full Text Journals Online Class

Accessing Full Text Journals Online Class
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, 10-11 am
Building C, Room 140, Richmond

Class Objective:
In this session you will learn how to easily locate and obtain full text journal articles from OvidSP, from PubMed searches, and from other sources. You will learn how to find other relevant articles by using the “Citing articles” feature of OvidSP and how to add these citations into your EndNote or Reference Manager database.

RSVP by Monday, Sept. 9 to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

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

* A certificate of completion will be available at the end of class for participants.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you want to know:

* Which full text journals you can access from your desktop?

* Features available on the OvidSP journals web site

* How to use the CDPH PubMed URL to access journal articles

* How to export citations from OvidSP journals into
EndNote or Reference Manager?

* How to find articles that cite a particular journal article?

* About other resources for finding full text online journals?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then
please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s
Accessing Full Text Journals Online class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to navigate and browse for journal articles in
the OvidSP interface
2. Features of the OvidSP web site, including cited
reference searching and exporting Ovid records into
bibliographic management software (e.g., EndNote)
3. How to access articles online using a customized
version of PubMed, which links to the CDPH-licensed
full-text journals
4. Other full-text journals available to CDPH

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online for you so that you can plan ahead.

Sacramento training Sep. 25: MY NCBI Hands-on Class

MY NCBI Hands-on Class
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:30 am-12 pm
1500 Capitol Ave, Enterprise Training Room 72.169, Sacramento

This class will assist you in keeping aware of new literature in your field. It will help you save time by showing you how to save searches and search results (citations). It will show you how to facilitate collaboration by creating shared citation sets.

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

RSVP by Monday, Sept. 23rd to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

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

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you want to know how to:

* Save your PubMed search(es) and receive e-mail updates as new relevant
citations are added to PubMed?

* Permanently store citations you find from a PubMed search?

* Share a list of citations with colleagues?

* Customize the PubMed display so that searches are ?filtered?
into categories of your choice?

* Keep 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: 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 that 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

Hope to see you there!

Canadian website shares methods and tools that work in public health

Do you want to find some tools to help you communicate to clients or colleagues about interventions? Would you like to see some tools to help you summarize and evaluate your research? Need to brush up on calculating odds ratios or understanding confidence intervals? Then you might want to visit the NCCMT’s website.

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has put together a website full of innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools. It aims to share what works in public health with public health managers, professionals, public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Their website has videos and webcasts in the multimedia section that help you understand research evidence, present stories from the field, and lay out the steps for Evidence-Informed Public Health. EIPH is the process of finding, appraising, distilling and disseminating the best available evidence from research and using that evidence to inform and improve health policy and practice.

You will also find a Registry of Methods and Tools section under the Resources tab. This registry has over 100 methods and tools available on topics such as communication, economic evaluation, situational assessment, and stakeholder analysis and engagement, among many others.

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in sharing what works in public health.

Check out this information and more on the NCCMT website.

New Dietary Supplement Label Database available

Ever wonder what’s in the dietary supplements that you or someone you know is taking? Now researchers, health care providers, and consumers can find this out. The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) will let you search out the ingredients listed on the labels of about 18,000 (and growing) dietary supplements.

This free database is hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the result of collaboration between the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

You’ll find information here about ingredients in brand-name products, including name, form, active and inactive ingredients, amount of active ingredient/unit, manufacturer/distributor information, suggested dose, label claims, warnings, percentage of daily value, and further label information.

Supplements in the database include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and more. They come in many different forms, including tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as liquids and energy bars.

See the DSLD for more information.

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PubMed Central: How are they different?

Ever wonder what the difference is between MEDLINE, PubMed, and PubMed Central? You’re not alone. While all are part of the National Library of Medicine family, they each have their own characteristics.

MEDLINE is the granddaddy of these three. It started in the 1960’s and now provides the citations of medical-related journal articles back to 1946. It indexes approximately 5,600 scholarly journals from around the world. These journals are selected by an NIH committee. The MEDLINE database can be searched in PubMed as well as other services that license it.

PubMed has been available since 1996. Citations in it primarily come from MEDLINE; in-process citations, some out-of-scope articles, ahead of print articles, and others including citations supplied by publishers. It also includes citations to the books, and in some cases book chapters, in the NCBI Bookshelf.

PubMed Central (PMC) began in 2000. It is a free full-text archive for biomedical and life sciences journal articles. PMC serves as a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and similar policies of other research funding agencies. As you may know, publishers can delay the release of their material in PMC for a short period after publication (often called an embargo). There are reciprocal links between the full text in PMC and corresponding citations in PubMed. Some PMC content, such as book reviews, is not cited in PubMed.

Next month we’ll look at the differences between two other sources of health information from the National Library of Medicine: MedLinePlus and PubMed Health.

More details on the differences between MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC is available here.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Health economics, 5th ed. Charles E Phelps. By Boston: Pearson, 2013.
Call number: RA410 .P48 2013.

2. The silent epidemic: coal and the hidden threat to health.
By Alan H Lockwood. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012.
Call number: TD195.C58 L63 2012.

3. Community organizing and community building for health and welfare, 3rd ed. By Meredith Minkler. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2012.
Call number: RA427.8 .C64 2012.

4. Global health governance. By Jeremy R Youde. Cambridge; Malden, MA:
Polity Press, 2012.
Call number: RA441 .Y683 2012.

5. Essentials of toxicology for health protection: a handbook for
field professionals, 2nd ed. By David Baker, Professor.; et al.
Oxford University Press, 2012.
Call number: RA1215 .E87 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.

ERF Update – September 2013

Current number of records in the ERF: 1111

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DELETED since last update

  • Index to Hebrew Periodicals (cancelled)
  • World Almanac (cancelled)

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