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Most UCB libraries now closed on Saturdays

Due to campus budget reductions, most libraries at UC Berkeley (including the Public Health Library) are closed on Saturdays through June 30, 2010.  See below for exceptions.

Libraries and units affected

  • Doe Library building
    • Art History/Classics Library
    • Current Periodicals
    • Data Lab
    • Exhibit Gallery
    • Graduate Services
    • Morrison Library
    • Newspapers and Microforms
    • Reference Center
    • South/Southeast Asia Library
  • Anthropology
  • Bancroft
  • Biosciences and Natural Resources
  • Business/Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences/Map
  • East Asian
  • Education/Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Math/Statistics
  • Music
  • Optometry
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Public Health
  • Social Welfare


Open on Saturdays for University of California ID, UC Berkeley Library Card, and Stanford ID holders only:

  • Moffitt Library
  • Gardner (Doe) Stacks
    (The stacks are accessible via the Moffitt Library entrance)

Also open Saturdays:

  • Ethnic Studies Library
  • Law Library

As a reminder, the Public Health Library's hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 9-8
  • Friday 9-5
  • Sunday 1-5 

Hours for all the UCB libraries may be found on the library web.


Sep 25, 2009 | Categories: News | msholinb

New Books at the Public Health Library

Here's just a sample of some of the new books just added to our collection.  They'll be on our New Book Shelf till Monday September 28.

Creating effective conference abstracts and posters in biomedicine: 500 tips for success
Jane Fraser; Louise Fuller, Ph. D.; Georgina Hutber
Oxford ; New York: Radcliffe Pub., 2009.
Call number: R119 .F733 2009


Making sense of global health governance: a policy perspective
Kent Buse; Wolfgang Hein; Nick Drager
Basingstoke ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Call number: RA441 .M35 2009


Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology
Duncan C Thomas
Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009
Call number: RA566 .T52 2009



Social inequality and public health
Salvatore J Babones
Bristol ; Portland, OR: Policy Press, 2009
Call number: RA418 .S63 2009 

Sep 22, 2009 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Fall '09 RefWorks and EndNote classes

The UC Berkeley Science Libraries are sponsoring many RefWorks and EndNote classes this semester. A complete schedule with details and locations is available on the Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley web site.   Here is a summary:

RefWorks: Sep 23, Sep 25, Oct 15, Nov 10 

EndNote: Oct 2, Oct 13, Nov 6

RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create their own personal database by importing refworks gifreferences from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. Web-based means you can access RefWorks from any computer with Internet access. Access to Refworks is provided by the UCB Library to UCB students, staff, and faculty.

EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies. Writers can save hours of typing and interpreting endnote gifjournal and other style requirements by simply selecting the publication or style by name and generating a prefectly formatted document. The EndNote support site includes new and updated import filters and output styles to download. UCB students, staff, and faculty may purchase EndNote at a substantial discount from Scholar's Workstation at the Cal Student Store.

Find help, tutorials, exercise sets, and more for RefWorks and EndNote on the Public Health Library web site.

Sep 17, 2009 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

Compact for open access publishing equity

On Monday, five major research universities - including the University of California, Berkeley - announced a new Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity. The universities have each pledged to develop "durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals..." Besides UC Berkeley, the other participating universities are Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and MIT.

This compact further shows UC Berkeley's interest in open access, already expressed through our Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, a pilot program to "subsidize, in various degrees, fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication."

For more information, check out the coverage in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

 Originally posted on the Science and Engineering Libraries News blog.


Sep 16, 2009 | Categories: News, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

New H1N1 Resources

New resources are now available on the Public Health Library's H1N1 Influenza web page:

EBSCO Publishing is making freely available information from DynaMed (a resource for clinicians), Nursing Reference Center, and Patient Education Reference Center on their Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal

In addition, the Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009 H1N1 Influenza (pdf) was recently released by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources and FAQs from UCB's University Health Services was also recently updated.

Stay informed and be ready!


Sep 10, 2009 | Categories: News | msholinb

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