In this class, we will cover the basics of using both EndNote and RefWorks:
This class will be useful for you who are EndNote/RefWorks novices, for you who want a little tune-up, for those of you struggling a bit with the software. It will also be useful for those of you who are trying to decide which one to use (if either!)
Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012; 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Training Room, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, VLSB
No sign-up is needed
EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies. Save hours of typing by simply selecting the publication or style by name and generating a perfectly formatted document. EndNote currently offers thousands of output styles. EndNote allows you to store PDFs and other files in your database.
RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create a citation database by importing references from text files or online databases. 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.
The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with Windows 7 PCs. If you already have EndNote installed on your laptop, you can work on your own computer. You can also download a 30-day free EndNote trial from http://endnote.com/downloads/30-day-trial.
We are happy to announce that UC Berkeley campus users now have access to Embase, a biomedical and pharmacological database with over 25 million citations.
Comprised of the MEDLINE database (which is also in PubMed) and citations from over 2,000 unique-to-Embase journal titles, Embase has especially strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research, including economic evaluations. Over 7,600 journals from over 90 countries are indexed as well as conference abstracts from over 2,000 conferences.
Topics covered include alternative and complementary medicine, biochemistry, biomedical engineering & medical devices, clinical medicine, genetics, healthcare policy & management, infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular biology, occupational and environmental health, pharmacology & toxicology, and more. Embase uses a sophisticated indexing system called Emtree that you can use to build strong and precise searches, especially on disease and drug/substance topics.
For help learning how to search Embase including videos tutorials and webinars, please go to http://trainingdesk.elsevier.com/embase. To set up e-mail alerts from Embase, please see http://www.embase.com/info/helpfiles/email-alerts/setting-email-alert.
Although written for a Canadian audience, these seem like they are translatable to other contexts. After a review and analysis of the literature for practices to reduce social inequities in health, fact sheets on ten "promising practices" were developed by the Sudbury & District Health Unit (Ontario). The fact sheets illustrate each of the 10 practices, relevant at the local public health level, found to be "promising" in their potential to "level-up" and reduce health inequities
The ten promising practices are:
If you use an old-ish browser, you may soon encounter display and functionality problems when using PubMed or other NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) websites. Support for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 on NCBI sites will cease by year's end. Here's a brief article describing the situation. It includes a table of supported browsers.
As always, if you are having trouble with PubMed or other databases, don't hesitate to contact the Public Health Library.
Attention RefWorks users! You can now store up to 5GB of your stuff on RefWorks' "cloud" - a significant increase from before. The UC Berkeley Library has communicated this need to RefWorks, and the change was made today.
What would you store in RefWorks? Besides all the citations, you can store PDFs and other files in your RefWorks database. This new storage limit ensures that you will not likely run out of space, no matter how many files you upload.
Help and tutorials on using RefWorks is available on the Public Health Library's website.