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Welcome to Spring 2011! Some cool stuff for you (Part 2 of 2)

Here's some more cool library stuff for you

Publish in an Open Access Journal; We Will Help Pay Author Fees

The University strives both to maximize the benefits of Berkeley's research for the scholarly community and to advance knowledge in ways that improve the quality of life in local and global communities. The Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) supports faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

Details available at the BRII web site.

New Online Public Health Books from Oxford Scholarship

We have recently acquired access to the Public Health and Epidemiology collections of Oxford Scholarship Online: dozens of full-text electronic books covering many subjects within Public Health and Epidemiology

Like us? Then ?Like? us!

The Public Health Library is on Facebook! The first 6 new "likers" will receive a free, very spiffy PLoS mousepad (see them in our display case in the library) (provided you tell us and come pick it up...)

Jan 18, 2011 | Categories: News, New Resources, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

Welcome to Spring 2011! Some cool stuff for you (Part 1 of 2)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to the Spring 2011 semester! Here's a few cool library things; some new-ish, some not.

Borrow a USB flash drive

Forget yours? Need to fetch some online articles? You can borrow a USB flash drive (1 MB or 2 MB) for a one-day loan period.

Edit and/or print MS Office files at the library

New edit/print PC in the library allows you to make those last-minute changes to your term paper or presentation before printing it out or saving it to your flash drive.

Free scanning!

The Bioscience/Natural Resources Library in Valley Life Sciences Building has a free scanner for you to scan books, journals, etc. to your flash drive. It's located near their Reference section.

Forget your laptop? Borrow one of ours!

MS Office and EndNote are installed.

Borrow a document holder

Avoid neck strain! Borrow a document holder from our Circulation Desk.

Jan 18, 2011 | Categories: News, New Resources | msholinb

NIH Images: A Database Of Images In Biomedical Literature

The National Library of Medicine, part of NIH, recently released the Images database, consisting of approximately 3 million images from biomedical literature deposited in full text resources at the NCBI. Images is one of the many resources listed on the Public Health Library's Public Health/Medical Images Resources web page.

The Images database enables users to search images based on keywords and a variety of other parameters, such as author and publication date. Images and data can be easily saved to users' collections and shared with others through the use of My NCBI, a feature that allows users of NCBI resources (such as PubMed) to customize their search and display preferences, save and share searches, build bibliographies, and perform a variety of other functions.

Images are previewable in PubMed abstract display. Thumbnails of the first seven images will be displayed, with the option to see all (see below). Mousing over an image in the image strip will generate a preview display of the image with its figure caption.

Dec 03, 2010 | Categories: News, New Resources | msholinb

Wiley E-Book Series in Probability & Statistics online

The library recently purchased the Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics on the Wiley Online Library. This provides access to all the e-books currently available from this popular book series, approximately 170 titles covering the years 1973 to 2010. Links to individual books will eventually be loaded into our catalog so you can find them in OskiCat and the NextGen Melvyl Pilot; in the meantime, you can access them directly from the Book Series home page.

Some of the titles in this series are:

  • Bayesian Analysis for the Social Sciences
  • Discrete Distributions: Applications in the Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences
  • Statistical Methods for Comparative Studies: Techniques for Bias Reduction
  • Statistical Meta-Analysis with Applications
  • Survey Errors and Survey Costs
  • Biostatistical Methods: The Assessment of Relative Risks
  • Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data

New titles will be considered for purchase as they are made available. If you have any questions or comments about these online books, please contact Brian Quigley, Head Librarian at the Mathematics Statistics Library.

Dec 02, 2010 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

New Public Health E-Books: Oxford Scholarship Online

We have recently acquired access to the Public Health and Epidemiology collections of Oxford Scholarship Online: dozens of full-text electronic books covering many subjects within Public Health and Epidemiology

Selected titles include:

  • Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis - Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
    Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett, 2003
  • Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research
    Andrew Pickles (Editor), Barbara Maughan (Editor), Michael Wadsworth (Editor), 2007
  • Evaluating Health Promotion - Practice and Methods
    Margaret Thorogood (Editor), Yolande Coombes (Editor), Second Edition, 2004
  • A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    Diana Kuh (Editor), Yoav Ben Shlomo (Editor), Susser Ezra (Editor), Second Edition, 2004
  • Making Sense of Data - A Self-Instruction Manual on the Interpretation of Epidemiological Data
    J. H. Abramson, Z. H. Abramson, Third Edition, 2001
  • Measuring Health - A guide to rating scales and questionnaires
    Ian McDowell, Third Edition, 2006
  • Neighborhoods and Health
    Ichiro Kawachi (Editor), Lisa F. Berkman (Editor), 2003
  • Spatial Epidemiology - Methods and Applications
    Paul Elliott (Editor), Jon Wakefield (Editor), Nicola Best (Editor), David Briggs (Editor), 2001
  • Social Marketing and Public Health - Theory and practice
    Jeff French (Editor), Clive Blair-Stevens (Editor), Dominic McVey (Editor), Rowena Merritt (Editor), 2009

OS LogoOxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 750 books in the areas of Law, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Public Health and Epidemiology, and Physics. At least 200 new and recently-published books added each year.

Oxford Scholarship Online, and many other e-book collections, may be found on the Public Health Library's Electronic Books web page.

Nov 15, 2010 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

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