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Access to Natural Standard databases on hold

Access to Natural Standard, which provides high-quality, reliable information about complementary and alternative therapies, has been turned off temporarily. We hope this will be resolved soon. During this time, you may find what you need on our Alternative Medicine Resources web page. We apologize for this service interruption.

Apr 15, 2014 | Categories: News | msholinb

What's in *your* cosmetics?

Ever wondered what's in your cosmetics and if your cosmetics are safe? Now the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) can help. CDPH has created the California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database to help answer these questions.


The California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database is a new, searchable cosmetics safety database. It was created for both professionals who work with cosmetics and the consumers who use them. It can be searched for specific products, companies, or chemical ingredients. You can also learn here about how chemical exposure can affect health.

The database was created in response to California's first-of-its-kind cosmetics law (PDF). This law requires cosmetic companies to report products containing ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer or reproductive harm. The California Safe Cosmetics Program is a part of the Occupational Health Branch of the CDPH.

Mar 27, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

RefWorks webinars to help you learn the ropes

Each month, several webinars are available to help you learn RefWorks. For April, 2014, here's the listing:

  • Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (30 minutes)
  • Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
  • Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks - Part 1 (30 minutes)
  • Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks - Part 2 (30 minutes)
  • The new Write-N-Cite (45 minutes)
  • The new Write-N-Cite for the Mac (45 Minutes)
  • RefWorks Collaborative Features (45 minutes)

Access these at the RefWorks-COS Training Webinars website ( Live and recorded webinars are available.

Mar 25, 2014 | Categories: Events and Workshops, Tips and Updates | msholinb

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

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