Sacramento Instruction: EndNote Advanced Hands-On

Wednesday, october 22, 2014, 10:30-12 pm
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(Turn left as you enter the building and
head through the large wooden doors. ETR
will be straight ahead)


RSVP by Monday, October 20th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


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

Some seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you can just show up to see if there is availability.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you want to learn how to use ?smart groups? to automatically group references together?

* Do you want to learn how to create or modify existing output styles?

* Did you know you can annotate PDF files in your library? And that you can search these annotations, as well as the content of PDFs in your EndNote library?

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

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X7 Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Creating Smart Groups
2. Creating/Modifying Output Styles
3. Annotating PDF files In EndNote
4. Other Advanced Features
5. Introduction to EndNote Online
6. How to get help

Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently by:
– Creating smart groups in your library.
– Modifying output styles to fulfill your needs.
– Annotating PDF files in your EndNote library.

This class is intended for CDPH staff who are already using the EndNote software program, and who wish to learn more advanced features (see class description above). Users of any version of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X7 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, you or your CDPH unit must purchase or already own it.

It is recommended that you have already attended the Public Health Library?s EndNote X7 Basics Hands-on class, or are familiar with the basics of using EndNote. Basic EndNote material will not be covered in this session.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

If you are interested in other training classes we offer please go to the library training page for more information.

Professional Development: See the Catalog of Courses in Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies from TRAIN

Looking for a class in public health preparedness and response? Then you might want to check out the Annual Catalog of TRAIN Courses with Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and/or Public Health Preparedness Capabilities. This unique catalog identifies training available through TRAIN that has courses related to these categories selected for you. This list was developed by Public Health Foundation in coordination with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the CDC.

The Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Core Competency Model, supported by the CDC?s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, outlines core competencies that mid-level public health workers are expected to demonstrate to assure readiness, and provides a national framework for competency-based curricula and training as well as individual performance benchmarks to measure public health preparedness and response.

The Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities are a set of 15 public health preparedness capabilities, developed by CDC and other federal agencies, that assist state, local, and territorial health departments in developing annual and long-term preparedness plans to organize and guide their preparedness strategies and investments toward priority areas within individual jurisdictions.

Latest Health Information in National Trends Survey (HINTS) is now available

Want to view data on how Americans find, use, and understand health information? The National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) website and data sets might help. HINTS also assesses cancer information access and use, cancer risk perceptions, nutrition and physical activity behavior, and tobacco use.

HINTS has just released its latest nationally representative dataset and made it available for public download. This new dataset, as well as all previously released HINTS data, are currently available in SPSS, SAS, and STATA formats. With this release, modules have been included on genetics and cancer and attitudes about medial research.

Not interested in analyzing the data? HINTS also provides a quick snapshot of each survey item in its HINTS Briefs. You’ll find Briefs on topics such as HPV vaccine uptake, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, and health behaviors of cancer survivors, all from a public awareness lens.

HINTS data has been used by survey researchers, public health practitioners, program planners, social scientists, and graduate students to gain insights into changing patterns, needs, and information opportunities in health communication. HINTS has also been designated as a data source for tracking several Healthy People 2020 objectives related to health communication and health information technology.

Search help for finding information in PubMed on the health of population groups

The NLM has created a new Special Query for searching Population Health. This search strategy can be used in PubMed by simply clicking on the link!

The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and text words created by experts to retrieve PubMed citations on this topic. The MeSH headings used here were selected with the assistance of members of the Institute of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health.

Currently, the pre-formulated search retrieves over 9,000 PubMed citations to English language literature excluding letters. You can combine this with your more specific subject search terms for help in finding the research you need for your work.

Other topic-specific PubMed Special Queries such as ones for dietary supplements, toxicology, and comparative effectiveness research are available as well.

CDPH in the News, October 2014

CDPH in the News

West Nile Virus at Highest Level Ever Recorded in California
from NBC Bay Area

California health officials say the proportion of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus is at the highest level ever recorded in the state. Last week, 52 new cases were reported in California. So far this year there have been 181 human cases reported and eight deaths. Last year at this time 101 cases had been reported, according to the California Department of Public Health.

California Department of Public Health Confirms Enterovirus D68 in California Patients
from Sierra Sun Times

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed 4 enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in patients in San Diego (3) and Ventura (1) counties it was announced today by Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer. These are the first confirmed cases in California in 2014 due to EV-D68. There are other specimens from throughout the state being tested at CDPH labs. More cases are anticipated in the coming weeks. CDPH has asked local health departments to submit samples from all rhinovirus/enterovirus positive specimens from hospitalized children less than 18 years of age or from clusters of cases of any age to CDPH for further typing. Several specimens have been received by CDPH for testing, and testing is underway.

California Department of Public Health Reports Rate of Illegal Tobacco Sales to Youth Increases in California
from Sierra Sun Times

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today released the California rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors, which has increased to the highest rate since 2008. The 2014 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey found that illegal tobacco sales to minors at retail outlets occurred at a rate of 9.0 percent, compared to 7.6 percent last year. "While we are pleased that this is the sixth consecutive year our illegal sales to minors rate remained under 10 percent, we are concerned that a higher percentage of youths this year illegally had access to tobacco products than in recent years," Chapman said.

Oakland Kids to be Offered Free Flu Shots Right at Their Schools
from The California Report

Children at more than 100 Oakland schools are eligible for free flu shots this fall as part of a new program aimed at protecting children and the broader community against influenza. All pre-K students through fifth grade at public, private, charter and parochial schools are eligible. At some schools, students through sixth or eighth grade may participate. It?s all part of Shoo the Flu, a collaboration between the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Oakland Unified School District.

Public Health Department Lifts Vendor Moratorium for WIC Food Program
from California Healthline

The California Department of Public Health this week announced the lifting of a moratorium on adding new stores to its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food program. That means more than 250 grocery stores across California can be added to the WIC program in the first two phases of implementation. The moratorium was first imposed in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to get a better handle on cost-containment by limiting the number of grocery outlets.

Not Just Skin Deep: UC Berkeley Researchers Study Dangers of Makeup
from California Magazine

Research shows that a class of chemicals found in many household and personal care products mimic or block the normal effects of hormones such as estrogen?a key player in breast cancer. These "endocrine disruptors" may pose a particular threat to teenagers during the years when their hormone levels are on the rise. Kim Harley is an associate director at Cal’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health. With funds from UC’s California Breast Cancer Research Program, she and colleagues at a Salinas-based network of clinics have launched HERMOSA, a project to advance endocrine disrupter research while teaching 12 Latino high school students the skills needed to carry out public health studies.
Last year, the students were trained to design and perform research to determine what cosmetics, shampoos, and other personal care products their peers use. They also studied what levels of endocrine disrupters their peers are exposed to in these products. The teens also ran a "beauty bar" that gave girls a chance to try products without endocrine disrupters. This year, lab studies by chemists at the California Department of Public Health will reveal how switching to alternative personal care products affects levels of endocrine disrupters in the 100 girls who participated in the study.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available in print:

1. Partnership working in public health. By David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins. Bristol, UK; Chicago, IL: Policy Press, 2014.
Call number: RA485 .H86 2014.
See a description and the table of contents from the publisher for more.

2. Manual of healthcare leadership: essential strategies for physician and administrative leaders. By Donald N. Lombardi and Anthony D. Slonim. New York: McGraw-Hill Education Medical, 2014.
Call number: RA971.35 .L655 2014.
Table of contents available online.

3. The tracks we leave : ethics & management dilemmas in healthcare. By Frankie Perry. Bristol, Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 2014.
Call number: RA413 .T73 2014.
View a description, table of contents, and a sample for more information.

And here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press which require a free registration to download a pdf of the title:

4. The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics: Workshop Summary. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

5. Promising the Best Practices in Total Worker Health: Workshop Summary. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

6. Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining Gains, Transforming Lives. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

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.

Homecoming Weekend: Bancroft Events

OCTOBER 10 – 12, 2014

California: Captured on Canvas (Exhibition)

Date and Time:
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bancroft Library Gallery

Event Description:
Showcasing paintings from The Bancroft Library’s collections, this striking exhibition captures California both as a vast landscape of mountains, ocean, and forests and as an intimate place that is home to different inhabitants in different ways. See selections from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material, including scenes of Yosemite and the Gold Rush. View the work of renowned artists such as William Keith and Thomas Hill, as well as less familiar paintings that have never been displayed in Bancroft. Of special note is a large painting by Charles Grant of the Great White Fleet entering the Golden Gate on May 5, 1908, which has held a place of honor in University Librarian Tom Leonard’s office for years.

California: Captured on Canvas (Gallery Talks)

Date and Time:
Friday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bancroft Library Gallery

Event Description:
An informative tour of California: Captured on Canvas led by Jack von Euw, Exhibition Curator.

West Coast Cocktails: An Oral History

Date and Time:
Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor, Wheeler Hall

Event Description:
Many of the bartenders mixing Mai Tais in California’s famous tiki bars of the 1930s and ’40s were Asian, but racism kept them hidden away in the kitchen. Similarly, it was illegal as recently as the 1970s for a woman to tend bar in California, unless she was related to the owner. These are just two fascinating issues that are being explored through an oral history project on West Coast cocktail culture, from libations lore of the 1880s to today’s “garden to glass” movement, in which bartenders are shopping alongside chefs for local, seasonal ingredients. Hear interview clips of those who know — or are making — cocktail history, and explore social and cultural themes you may have never realized intersect in a cocktail glass.

Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals (Exhibition)

Date and Time:
Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Event Description:
For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish identities throughout the diaspora, but the significance of these rituals might be more pervasive than we think. Visit the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life to explore the broader links among food, ritual, identity, and activism that inform Jewish life.

UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement Oral History Project Released

Fifty years ago this week, the Berkeley campus of the University of California was rocked by the Free Speech Movement (FSM). The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) has made available nearly 40 never-before seen interviews that recount the experiences of a cross section of participants in or witness to the events, including: student leaders and the lawyers who defended those disciplined and arrested; faculty who were in favor of and others who vehemently opposed FSM; ordinary students who as one freshman noted, were “trying to figure out what was going on. People were really caught by how important this was and trying to sort out the adult world response to it. You knew that this was a big deal.” Because of repeated massive demonstrations – 10,000 students surrounding a police car in the middle of Sproul Plaza; 800 people occupying the central administration building – Berkeley drew national attention. In the words of one interviewee, a journalist who covered the FSM for the nation- wide Collegiate Press News Service: “FSM opened up everything – just blew out the tubes of being able to move large amounts of information across the country. It wasn’t exactly that Berkeley was the first place where this mechanism kicked in [political protest] but it was the place where it went critical.”

The project website, along with interview transcripts and selected audio clips, is available here for all to access:

Project highlights:
Charles Powell, the ASUC Student Body President, never before interviewed about his struggle with the FSM as it was happening
Suzanne Goldberg, on the role of women in FSM and her struggles to overcome sexism among activists
Robert Scalapino, a distinguished scholar of China and Japan who opposed the tactics of the movement
Art Goldberg and Jackie Goldberg, siblings who came to Berkeley together, played key roles in the movement, and then went on to fight for social justice in law and politics

Trial: Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic

Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic is a new groundbreaking resource for those with an interest in the Arabic language. Structured by Oxford’s renowned language research and compiled by an international team of expert advisers, the dictionary is based on language as it’s used today.
Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic contains the latest vocabulary in technology, business, media, and the arts in both languages to ensure you have the most up-to-date words at your fingertips.
Key benefits include:

  • Over 330,000 words, phrases, and translations
  • 70,000 real life example sentences
  • Vowels in all Arabic text
  • Fully searchable in Modern Standard Arabic and English
  • Regular word and content updates to ensure this resource is the most up to date bi-directional Arabic and English dictionary available
  • Incorporates extra content including tables of Arabic verbs, numbers, and dates
  • Modern and user-friendly design is optimized for use on a phone or tablet

Our trial to this resource will end on October 29, 2014.  Send feedback and comments to Shayee Khanaka.