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New Campus Wireless Options

As you may have heard, AirBears is retiring; it's time to move to AirBears2; complete instructions are on the IST website.


Another wireless option is eduroam, the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Again, set-up instructions are on the IST website.

eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions all over the world!

The eduroam WiFi service has two intended audiences. The first is UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students who travel to other institutions that participate in eduroam. At those institutions, UC Berkeley network users who have configured a Wi-Fi Key for AirBears2 can use the eduroam Wi-Fi service to obtain network connectivity. The other group of users are visitors to the UC Berkeley campus who have eduroam.

Jun 19, 2015 | Categories: New Resources, Tips and Updates | msholinb

New Resource: Incidence and Prevalence Database

The Public Health Library is happy to announce the availability of the Incidence and Prevalence Database (IPD), "the most efficient way to look at the world's epidemiology data."

The IPD covers over 4,500 diseases, procedures, symptoms and other health issues for incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity, treated or diagnosed rates, costs and much more.

IPD screen shot

Data is fully sourced and is broken down by U.S. and international data. You can search by keyword/disease or ICD-9 code; limit by country, publication date, and/or author. Statistical summaries allow researchers the ability to see all prevalence and incidence data found in the IPD for a particular disease or procedure. In addition, the summary includes 6-year U.S. trend data for hospital inpatients, hospital outpatients, physician office visits, and emergency department visits. Summaries may be downloaded to Excel.

Jun 01, 2015 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Now Available: GIDEON: the world's premier Global Infectious Disease knowledge management tool.

We are happy to announce that GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been licensed for UCB use!

GIDEON's Infectious diseases module facilitates diagnoses, and tracks information on Infectious Diseases from around the globe. Includes Diagnosis, Diseases, Travel, Drugs and Vaccines tabs. With the Microbiology module, you can identify a taxon based on its phenotypic characteristics and view a list of the typical positive and negative reactions for a specified organism and compare the reactions of two or more species.

Check out the Video Tutorials, Tutorial, and GIDEON Cases, which provide examples of how you can use GIDEON.

Mar 24, 2015 | Categories: New Resources, Tips and Updates | msholinb

Global Worker Fatality Map

Global Worker Watch is an open data project that seeks to provide more complete information on worker fatalities and catastrophes in low-wage industries by scraping, mining, connecting, and geocoding data from various sources. The focus of Global Worker Watch is to document the thousands of unjust deaths that occur among workers who provide the world with necessities of daily life: food, shelter, clothing, and energy. Data sets are stored on a Google Drive that can be accessed, edited, and downloaded at the Data page. Collaborative participation is welcome: feel free to add, edit, and verify information. Sources include government entities and media and news alerts.

  map of worker deaths

Check out the Global Worker Fatality Map. Each entry links to a report with details on the incident. You can view all incidents, or filter by any number of industries (automotive, mining, manufacturing, etc.)

Feb 18, 2015 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Scopus Access Available through December 2015

The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to be able to fund another year of Scopus access for the UC campuses. Scopus ( is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier.

  » Here are some Scopus tutorials.

Following an extensive evaluation by the Scopus Task Force and a review of the Task Force's recommendations, CDL has agreed to fund another year of Scopus for all campuses, with continued access through December 2015. UC Berkeley will decide by November 2015 whether to continue participating in a shared license for Scopus.

Feb 17, 2015 | Categories: News | msholinb

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