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Historic Public Health Posters from W.H.O.

"Since it was set up in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) has used posters to influence national health policies. A recently published book celebrates the story of public health posters and their cross-cultural power. They chart decades of changing health priorities, advertising trends and government regulations, inviting the reader to reflect on how public health campaigns have evolved, and how they could be improved."

The book, Public health campaigns : getting the message across, is now in the Public Health Library (Call number RA427.8 .P83 2009, and is also available online: each chapter is a (large) PDF file.

May 24, 2011 | Categories: News, New Resources | msholinb

Client Version of SciFinder Retiring June 30, 2011

Due to increasing popularity and expanding customer use of the web version of SciFinder, Chemical Abstracts Service will be discontinuing the client platform of SciFinder on June 30, 2011 for all U.S. and Canadian academic institutions. On this date, UCB will only have access to the web version of SciFinder.

UCB is gradually shifting the number of ports towards the web version so the client version will be harder and harder to log into.

To register for the web version, go to

Once registered, go to to log on.

May 17, 2011 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

24 hour study space available May 1-13

Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks will be open continuously from Sunday, May 1 at 1pm through Friday, May 13 at 7pm.

The Library and the Vice Provost's Office consider finals study space to be a vitally important component of campus support for students. For students to succeed academically, it is important that they use the library to study and to focus.

Responding to requests from students, Doe/Moffitt Director Elizabeth Dupuis and Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning & Facilities Catherine Koshland are pleased to announce that Moffitt Library and Gardner (MAIN) Stacks will be extending 24-Hour Study to include RRR Week and Finals Week this semester, as noted above.

This period represents 82 additional hours during which students have continuous access to the collections in the MAIN Stacks; continuous access to computers, software, printers, and computer support help at the Moffitt Microcomputer Facility; extended hours for group study rooms; and convenient access to refreshment in the FSM Café.

Originally posted on the What's New in the Library news blog.

Apr 28, 2011 | Categories: News | msholinb

bX Recommender trial: UC-eLinks goes social

From April through mid-June 2011, the University of California Libraries are experimenting with a 2-month trial of bX Recommender, a service that points users to relevant scholarly articles on the topics they?re researching.

How does it work?

bX Recommender is a tool embedded in UC-eLinks that leads you to other articles like the one you've found. It is similar to other recommender tools such as Amazon?s "Customers who bought this item also bought..."

Are all articles covered?

Recommendations will only appear for articles with full text available online. bX generates its recommendations based on actual use by researchers in academic libraries who use services like UC-eLinks all over the world. The service makes connections between articles as searchers discover and access them, so it is continually being refined and improved as more people use it and contribute their data to the system.

How do I use it?

Click on the UC-eLinks button when you find an article in an article database, or when you look up a specific citation using UC-eLinks Citation Linker (must use full exact article title), and scan down to find the recommended articles. It should look like this:

Things to note

Your feedback on this trial is important! Please use the "Feedback on bX BETA" link in the UC-eLinks window to make comments or report problems.

The UC-eLinks service is available to anyone using computers on the UC Berkeley campus network. Off-campus use of UC-eLinks is open only to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff members, using our proxy server or VPN system.

Originally posted in the What's New in the Library news blog.

Apr 27, 2011 | Categories: New Resources, Tips and Updates | msholinb

After you leave UCB ... How to access journals, databases, and more!

After you leave UCB with your Public Health degree ...

... How will you access online journals?
... Can you still search for articles using online databases?
... How will you keep track of citations you find?
... How do you find good sources of public health data and statistics?
... Do you know where to take free online public health classes?
... How do you collaborate with others?

4/27/2011 UPDATE: A web guide has been created on this topic:

For the answers to questions and more,
please come to the Public Health Library?s one hour session, After You Graduate: How to access online journals, databases, and more.

Date/Time: Thursday April 21, 3-4 pm

Room: 440 University Hall (Conference Room)

No RSVP needed

A librarian from the Public Health Library will show you that leaving UCB does not mean an end to accessing databases and online journals. You will learn about several free sources of citations and articles, as well as "grey" literature, and statistics/data. You will also hear about special programs for online journal access for folks working in developing countries. Also discussed will be citation management software, productivity software, continuing education, how to keep up-to-date in your field, and more.

Apr 07, 2011 | Categories: Events and Workshops, Tips and Updates | msholinb

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