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Earthquakes: Information for Public Health Responders

Many public health workers - professionals, students, and others - have responded to the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center makes available free resources to these responders. Information available includes:

  • Free Resources from Publishers (including Cochrane, DynaMed, and GIDEON)
  • Evacuation
  • Traumatic Injuries and Treatment
  • Environmental Health and Sanitation
  • Stress and Coping Issues
  • Multi-language Resources
  • People Locators

and much more.

Resources for Haiti |  Resources for Chile

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The Disaster Information Management Research Center is part of NLM's Specialized Information Services Division.

Mar 05, 2010 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Fall asleep at meetings no more!: Healthy Meetings at UC Berkeley

Tired of sitting down at long meetings?

Wish there was something besides bad doughy products to eat?

Take a look at the Healthy Meetings and Events at UC Berkeley web site!

It includes the UC Berkeley Guide to Healthy Meetings and Events, as well as Lift Off! a 5-minute fun, low-impact activity for use at meetings and events that supports group participation with simple callisthenic movements done to music.

Also included are shopping lists, and information on what to do with leftover food (Do NOT throw it away!)

health food"Meetings, events, and celebrations are a major part of the campus culture. Many meetings and events include food and beverages, as well as long periods of sitting. This guide provides recommendations and resources on how to make meetings more healthful for faculty, staff, and students by including nutritious food and beverage options, using sustainable supplies, and providing activity breaks."

Mar 04, 2010 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

EndNote X3 class coming up!

Introduction to EndNote X3
Tuesday April 13, 1-230pm
350C Moffitt Library (PC lab)

EndNote is a widely-used, powerful reference management tool.
This hands-on workshop will include an overview of EndNote features.
You will learn to:

  • Import references from an array of databases
  • Manually enter references into your EndNote library
  • Find the full text of references in your EndNote library
  • Insert citations into a manuscript
  • Organize references using Groups

User of older version of EndNote are welcome to attend, as are folks who have never used EndNote.
You are welcome to bring your own laptop to this session if you have EndNote installed on it. Install a free 30-day trail version
from the EndNote web site:

Please bring your Cal ID to enter Moffitt Library.

Can't make this session? Maybe you can come to a session sponsored by another UCB library:
See (This calendar includes EndNote and other classes being offered by UCB Libraries).

Mar 03, 2010 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

New open access journal: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

The first edition of the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI), developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, was recently released. The journal will "provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers and students to disseminate knowledge about best practices and research findings."

"OJPHI is the only journal in the health sciences disciplines which focuses on data acquisition, data management, database and information systems development, and knowledge management with the sole purpose of improving population health," says Dr. Edward K. Mensah, associate professor of health policy and administration at UIC School of Public Health and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.

A press release about the new journal is available in the ASPH Friday Letter. Interesting set of articles in the first issue.

Mar 03, 2010 | Categories: New Resources, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

Thinking of buying EndNote? Acting NOW could save you $$!

UCB's Software Central offers EndNote licenses to students and departments. The license does not expire once purchased, but they will stop offering these licenses as of February 28, 2010. The license costs $65.99 and is available for both Windows and Mac. Complete information is available from Software Central.

After February 28, you can still purchase EndNote at a substantial discount ($114.98) here. The non-student "off-the-shelf" price of EndNote is currently $299.

Feb 05, 2010 | Categories: News, Tips and Updates | msholinb

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