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Public Health Library CLOSED Saturday, April 13

Due to construction activities, the Public Health Library will be CLOSED Saturday April 13. We will be open Sunday as usual, 1-5 PM. Apologies for this incvonvenience!

Mar 07, 2013 | Categories: News | msholinb

DataUp Workshop with Carly Strasser on April 11, 11am-12pm


Do you use Microsoft® Excel to record, store, or analyze your data? DataUp is a free, open-source tool that integrates with Excel to help you:

  • follow data management best practices to insure your data are well-formatted and -organized
  • describe your data in a standard format for archiving and discovery
  • assign a permanent identifier so that your data can be cited
  • upload your data to a repository for archiving and sharing

Carly Strasser, Data Curation Project Manager for the UC Curation Center (UC3) of the California Digital Library, has been working on the development of DataUp since the project's inception. She will be presenting a hands-on workshop on DataUp's features, use, and future plans:

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Place: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library training room (2189 VLSB)

We hope to see you there.

This post originally appeared on the Science & Engineering Libraries News blog.

Feb 26, 2013 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries.


A recent report from the National Academy Press, U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.

An interactive graph is located at Drawn from the report U.S. Health in International Perspectives: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, this chart allows you to explore how the United States compares to 16 "peer" countries--other high--income democracies--on specific causes of death such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS, violence, and traffic accidents.

Jan 23, 2013 | Categories: News, New Resources | msholinb

2 Upcoming Trainings: PubMed Your Way; Advanced EndNote

A quick advanced notice of two upcoming trainings offered by the Public Health Library:

  • "PubMed your way!" February 12, 10-1130am, Bioscience Library Training Room
  • Advanced EndNote March 12, 10-1130am, Bioscience Library Training Room

More details to follow ... Mark your calendars now!

Jan 16, 2013 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

Access problems on new Springer platform (ejournals, ebooks ...)

Springer online content moved to a new platform about a month ago. Currently, all UC campuses are reporting access issues with some books and journals on the new platform. Springer is aware of the problem, and we hope it will be resolved soon.

In the meantime, if you are directed to content on the new platform (at and are unable to access it, try accessing it on the old platform ( instead: Click the Access old SpringerLink link on the new platform; you should then search for the journal, article, or book on the old platform.

Image of new Springer platform with Access Old SpringerLink link highlighted

If you have questions about access on the old or new platforms, please feel free to ask us.

Dec 27, 2012 | Categories: News | msholinb

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