As of Friday, May 22, the Public Health Library will be open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Wednesday May 20 is the last day we will be open in the evening; on Thursday, May 21, we will close at 5pm. Evening and weekend hours will resume in the fall.
Enjoy your summer!
The first issue of PLoS Medicine, published by the Public Library of Science, came out about five years ago. Its aim at the time was to provide an open-access alternative to top-tier subscription medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. They have also tried to distinguish PLoS Medicine from other journals in several ways. In this regard, one distinguishing feature of PLoS Medicine is a ban on advertisements for drugs or medical devices.
Another stated aim was to be a journal that had a clear priority of publishing papers on diseases that take the greatest toll on health globally. The editiorial in the latest issue reaffirms and adds to this by stating PLoS Medicine "will take an evidence-based approach to identifying topics of global health priority, and will give highest priority to publishing studies that advance human health in these areas."
Take a read!
The latest issue (April, 2009) includes these research articles:
Mortality of HIV-Infected Patients Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Comparison with HIV-Unrelated Mortality
Influence of Rapid Malaria Diagnostic Tests on Treatment and Health Outcome in Fever Patients, Zanzibar?A Crossover Validation Study
Multiple Origins and Regional Dispersal of Resistant dhps in African Plasmodium falciparum Malaria
If you are interested in publishing in PLoS Medicine, please go to their web site for information.
UC Berkeley licenses the ChemKnowledge System from Thomson Micromedex, a suite of databases and resources that together, provide a huge amount of information on chemical hazards. Anyone working in toxicology, hazardous waste, or occupational health should check this out.
Databases included in our subscription are:
Search help is available online. Databases may be searched individually, or in any combination.
The Public Health Library's Keeping Up-to-Date on Public Health web page was recently updated to include information on using RSS to learn about grant opportunities. Many granting entities use RSS to advertise upcoming and continuing grants, including NIH and NSF.