UC Berkeley licenses the ChemKnowledge System from Thomson Micromedex, a suite of databases and resources that together, provide a huge amount of information on chemical hazards. Anyone working in toxicology, hazardous waste, or occupational health should check this out.
Databases included in our subscription are:
Search help is available online. Databases may be searched individually, or in any combination.
Date: Wed, May 6, 2009.
Time: 1 p.m.?4:30 p.m.
Location: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101 VLSB)
Trainers: Dr. Trey Lathe and Dr. Mary Mangan, OpenHelix, LLC
This is a hands-on computer workshop on the UCSC Genome Browser presented by OpenHelix, LLC. OpenHelix provides online tutorials and on-site training on comprehensive genomic programs.
The UCSC Genome Browser is an indispensable tool for biology and medical researchers seeking genomic information. Explore the official reference human genome sequence and learn to find genes and variations in disease, as well as other target genes important to your research in human and other species.
The introductory tutorial will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including:
The workshop is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. There will be a 10-15 minute break as well as time for Q&A. The training room accommodates up to 30 people. The seminar room has 12 computers, but you are also welcome to bring your own laptop.
Coming in Summer 2009: OskiCat, the new UC Berkeley library catalog, will replace Pathfinder and GLADIS, offering more contents and convenient new features.
What should you do to prepare?
Check the OskiCat announcement for more information.
INSPEC, the premier database for physics, computer science, information technology, and electrical engineering is moving from Ovid to ISI Web of Knowledge. Beginning today, we have access to INSPEC through both platforms.
You can search all dates covered by INSPEC back to 1898. Special features include the ability to limit to review articles or other treatment types; refine your search results by author, classification, language, and more; link to related records, references, and "cited by" information from Web of Science; and much more. The new platform also allows powerful range searching for various numerical data (such as frequency, temperature, and voltage).
CDL has created an interim screen with links to both platforms, which will run parallel through June 30.
arXiview is a new iPhone app written by Dave Bacon, Physics Professor at the University of Washington. As posted on the arXiview website, you can:
This post is adapted from a post that originally appeared in Open Access News.