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Web of Science: New databases, more content, new look

UC's subscription to the Web of Science now features more content than ever before! New databases available for searching on the Web of Science platform include:

  • Book Citation Index (2005-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present)
  • Current Contents Connect (1998-present)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present)
  • Data Citation Index (1900-present)
  • Derwent Innovations Index (1993-present)
  • Index Chemicus (1993-present)

Web of Science databases you may already be familiar with include Journal Citation Reports, Global Health, CAB Abstracts, BIOSIS, and Inspec. Of particular interest may be the Data Citation Index, which allows users to discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation.

More information and tips on searching can be found on the Web of Knowledge training site.

Mar 14, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

"Designing healthy communities" DVD series available for streaming from the Library

"Designing Healthy Communities" is a 4 DVD series that originally aired on PBS stations.

The Public Health Library is happy to announce that we have purchased the streaming rights for these DVDs, and they are now available for viewing to anyone with a CalNet ID; see links below.

"Host/Narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices - obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Jackson connects bad community design with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions."

The links also appear in the OskiCat record, or you can simply use these links:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4: "

(Folks using Macs will need to download the Flip-4-mac plugin in order to stream this Windows Media File:

Please also note that the accompanying book is also available online for UCB students, staff, faculty.


Mar 03, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Now Available from the Library: Scopus! (Trainings coming later this month...)

We are happy to announce that the California Digital Library has purchased a one-year trial to Scopus, a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and more, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Scopus contains over 50 million records in all disciplines, with more than half the content originating from outside North America.

  • Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Includes over 5.3 million conference papers
  • Includes 100% of the Medline database
  • Has more than 23 million patents from 5 patent offices
  • Includes citations back to 1823
  • Cited references available from 1996 forward

Use the Journal Analyzer tool to compare journals on a variety of parameters:

  • scientific prestige (SJR)
  • citation impact (SNIP)
  • number of times a journal has been cited
  • number of articles published per year
  • percent of articles not cited per year
  • percent of published articles that are reviews

Scopus also integrates with Embase: Records in Embase with citing articles will have a link to open Scopus so one can view the citing articles. Also, Scopus is considered an essential database to search when conducting systematic reviews

The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library is sponsoring a drop-in hands-on Scopus training on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 from 11am to 12pm at the Bioscience Library Training Room, VLSB. Come try it out! No registration required. Use the training room PCs or bring your own laptop.

In addition, representatives from Scopus will conduct a demonstration, also in the Bioscience Library Training Room, on Thursday Feb. 27 from 11-12. Again, no pre-registration required.

» Scopus Training Videos

UC-wide access to Scopus ends on December 31, 2014; at that time each campus will decide whether or not to subscribe.

Feb 05, 2014 | Categories: Events and Workshops, New Resources | msholinb

Project Tycho: Open access to U.S. weekly surveillance data, 1888 to the present

The University of Pittsburgh has released Project Tycho, a collection of surveillance reports about diseases in the United States going back 125 years.

"The researchers obtained all weekly notifiable disease surveillance tables published between 1888 and 2013 - approximately 6,500 tables - in various historical reports, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. These tables were available only in paper format or as PDF scans in online repositories that could not be read by computers and had to be hand-entered. With an estimated 200 million keystrokes, the data - including death counts, reporting locations, time periods and diseases - were digitized. A total of 56 diseases were reported for at least some period of time during the 125-year time span, with no single disease reported continuously."

Details on the methodology, levels of data, and more are available on the Project Tycho website.

Dec 03, 2013 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Free Epidemiologic Software

From the latest Epidemiology Monitor.

"With improvements in commercial software, such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, and others, is there still a need for free epidemiologic software?

Commercial software can be expensive, may have a steep learning curve, and may not provide certain types of desired analyses. In this article information on three free epidemiologic/statistical programs is provided: Epi Info, OpenEpi, and WinPepi."

In addition, you may also be interested in perusing Wikipedia's List of Statistical Packages and Comparison of Statistical Packages.

Oct 30, 2013 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

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