Richmond Instruction: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources class

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10-11am
Room C-136
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, January 9th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Does your work at CDPH involve health promotion, health communication, or health education?

* Are you interested in learning about toolkits and other resources that will help you develop a health intervention program?

* Interested in how to find literature on health education/promotion topics?

* Do you need to develop consumer health handouts?

* Want to know about quality sources for consumer health information, including non-English language handouts and materials?

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

Topics covered will include:
1. Resource Toolkits for Developing Programs
2. “Best Practices” in Health Education/Promotion
3. Finding Health Education Literature
4. Patient/Consumer Health Education Materials

(This class will not cover program evaluation resources; there will be a separate Program Evaluation Resources class on Wed. Feb. 14, 2018.)

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH staff to quality health promotion and health education tools and resources that are freely available online. Use of these resources will assist with efficiently developing effective, evidence-based health promotion programs.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online.


Sacramento Instruction: PubMed My NCBI Hands-On class

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30am-12:00pm
Room 74.164 Vault
1616 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday, January 23rd to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A few 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.

New: In the vault you will need to log in to the computer with your CDPH logon.

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 such that searches are filtered into categories of your choice?
* Keep track of searches run and citations viewed during the previous 6 months?
* See what new articles are coming out in your field using PubMed Journals?

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 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 aware of new literature in your field. It will help save you time by allowing for the saving of searches and search results (citations), and will facilitate collaboration by letting you create shared citation sets.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online.


Sacramento Instruction: PubMed Advanced Hands-On class

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm
Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Wednesday, November 15th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A few 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.

It is highly recommended, but not required, that you have already taken the PubMed Basics class, or already have a basic understanding of and ability to search PubMed. This class will not cover what was covered in the PubMed Basics class.

* Want to learn more about focusing your search using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)?

* Want to know how to effectively use MeSH subheadings?

* Want to learn how to use “evidence-based medicine” filters, useful for both clinical medicine and epidemiology?

* Want to learn about using PubMed’s Topic-Specific Queries, such as Comparative Effectiveness, Healthy People 2020, Health Disparities, and more?

* Interested in alternative PubMed interfaces that facilitate seeing new patterns or insights on your search results?

* Interested in other advanced features of PubMed?

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

Topics covered will include:
1. More about MeSH
2. Using MeSH Subheadings effectively
3. Clinical Queries
4. Topic-Specific Queries
5. Alternative PubMed Interfaces
6. Other Advanced PubMed features

Class Objective:
This class will teach you how to create more focused searches using MeSH and MeSH subheadings, and to quickly find “evidence-based medicine” citations utilizing PubMed’s pre-defined clinical queries.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.


Richmond Instruction: Health Statistics and Data Resources Hands-On class

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, November 28th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Having difficulty finding the health statistics or data that you need?

Do you want to know where to look for the answers for the following questions?

• How many people in Sacramento County have been immunized with the flu shot?
• How many children live in poverty by census tract or ZIP code in any US location?
• How do I find health status reports for California counties?
• How can I get raw data from a national survey that describes nutritional and behavioral factors associated with morbidity and mortality?

Do you want to be able to download and save health data?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Statistics and Data Resources Hands-On class! By popular demand, this class is now HANDS-ON in a computer lab, so you can follow along and explore the websites we visit in class.

Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Vital Statistics
2. Incidence and Prevalence Statistics
3. National Surveys
4. Mapping Applications & GIS Data
5. California and Local Statistics

Class Objective:
After this session, you will be able to more quickly and easily locate quality health-related statistics and datasets. You will also be able to identify some of the issues associated with the collection of health statistics.

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

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


Richmond Instruction: EndNote Basics Hands-On class

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, September 12th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to gain a basic understanding of the EndNote X8 software program and how to use its features. Users of older versions of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X8 software will not be distributed at this class. If you need EndNote for your work, the instructor can tell you how to obtain a licensed copy from CDPH.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* 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 X8 Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Some new features in EndNote X8
2. How to populate your EndNote database with citations from PubMed and elsewhere
3. EndNote X8 features: display, search, groups, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently:
– Save article and other citations in a customizable database
– Add PDF files to the references in your database
– Create groups to organize references by topic, project, etc.
– Add citations to a Word document, and automatically format the bibliography and notes in any of thousands of styles

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

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


Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Library Services Orientation and Accessing Full Text

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1pm-2:30pm
Hearing Room 72.167
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday September 26th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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Please note: This is a 90 minute class and begins at 1pm.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

New to CDPH? This might be a class for you.

Were you aware:

* You can have journal articles, technical reports, standards, book chapters, and more, from nearly any source, delivered to you electronically?

* You can have books from the University of California, Berkeley Library delivered to your office?

* CDPH staff has subscription access to dozens of electronic journals and books from your desktop and off-campus?

* There is a special CDPH PubMed URL to access full journal articles.

* You can export citations of journal articles directly from Ovid to EndNote.

* Librarians at the Public Health Library, who have access to hundreds of databases, indexes, and other resources, will research nearly any work-related topic for you, and post relevant citations to your own web portal?

* The library has a web portal where you can request library services, track your document delivery requests, view your literature search results, and more?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Public Health Library Services Orientation and Accessing Full Text Materials class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Summary of Services to CDPH Employees
2. How to Access Public Health Library Services
3. Requesting Articles, Books, etc.
4. An Introduction to Full Text Electronic Journals and Books
5. How to Access Articles Online using a Customized Version of PubMed, which links to the CDPH-licensed Ovid full-text journals
6. Features of the Ovid web site, including cited reference searching and exporting Ovid records into bibliographic management software (e.g., EndNote)
7. Brief Introduction to the EndNote software and How to Get a Copy
8. Public Health Library web pages for CDPH

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH employees to the library and information services available to you. Show you how to easily locate and obtain full text journal articles from Ovid, from PubMed searches, and from other sources. Help you find other relevant articles by using the “Citing articles” feature of Ovid, how to request the EndNote software, and how to add these citations into your EndNote library. Use of the library services will help you identify and obtain the information needed to complete your work in a timely fashion.

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

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


Richmond Instruction: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class (New!)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, August 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Did you know:

* You can limit your Google search to a particular domain (eg, .gov or .org) or even to a particular website (eg, cdph.ca.gov)?

* What is and is not included in different Google search products?

* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote?

* You can perform cited reference searching in Google Scholar?

* You can create a profile in Google Scholar, and save citations there?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

* WorldCat lets you search for books and more in over 10,000 libraries?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class! By popular demand, this class is now HANDS-ON in a computer lab, so you can follow along and explore the websites we visit in class.

Topics covered will include:

1. Google search products: what’s in them?

2. Search tips

3. Setting preferences

4. Creating a profile in Google Scholar

5. Advanced search and cited reference searching

6. Shortcomings of using Google for research

7. How Google Books and WorldCat link to each other

Class Objective:
After this class, you will be able to perform more effective Internet searches, and will better understand the results that you retrieve. In addition, this class will provide you with helpful tips to efficiently search for articles and books.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.


Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Informatics Web Tools Hands-On Class

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 10:30-12pm
Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday August 22nd to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class. A few 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 know:

* About novel methods of disease surveillance?

* About free medical and health mobile applications?

* What “participatory epidemiology” is?

* More about integrating information technology into public health practices?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Public Health Informatics Web Tools Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:

1. Public Health Informatics: What is it?

2. Brief overview of historical aspects

3. Tools you can use:

a. for outbreak or disease surveillance,

b. for decision-making and data collection,

c. for continuing education

4. Examples of public health applications of information technology

NOTE: This session will NOT include in-depth coverage of health information exchanges, meaningful use, data standards, and similar topics.

Class Objective:
To provide an introduction to Public Health Informatics, with examples of technological tools for public health work.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.


Richmond Instruction: Literature Searching: Beyond PubMed & More: Hands-On class

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Monday, July 10th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Are you interested in learning about databases besides PubMed where you can find articles and more?

* Want to know about sources of systematic reviews and grey literature?

* Want to practice using these databases with some hands-on, in-class exercises?

* Do you want to know how to search for articles more effectively by using index terms (aka subject terms, thesaurus terms, descriptors)?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Literature Searching: Beyond PubMed & More Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to think about your topic to improve your literature search
2. The basics of indexing
3. Databases beyond PubMed, including sources for systematic reviews and grey literature
4. Critically evaluating what you find

It is recommended, but not required, that you already have some experience or familiarity with searching PubMed.

Class Objective:
In this class you will learn effective techniques for searching the scientific literature, including tips on search topic formulation, and how a database index (a set of subject terms, such as PubMed’s MeSH) works. You will also learn about – and explore – databases to search other than PubMed, including sources of systematic reviews and “grey literature.” Also covered will be how to critically evaluate what you find from your searches.

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

You’ll find a schedule of other upcoming training sessions online here.


Richmond Instruction: Public Health Informatics Web Tools Hands-on Class

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, February 7th to Lee Adams at ladams@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you want to know:

* About novel methods of disease surveillance?

* About free medical and health mobile applications?

* What “participatory epidemiology” is?

* More about integrating information technology into public health practices?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Public Health Informatics Web Tools Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Public Health Informatics: What is it?
2. Brief overview of historical aspects
3. Tools you can use:
a. for outbreak or disease surveillance,
b. for decision-making and data collection,
c. for continuing education
4. Examples of public health applications of information technology

NOTE: This session will NOT include in-depth coverage of health information exchanges, meaningful use, data standards, or similar topics.

Class Objective:
To provide an introduction to Public Health Informatics, with examples of technological tools for public health work.

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

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.