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Library Resources for 2010 Fogarty Scholars

Presented by Michael Sholinbeck, msholinb@library.berkeley.edu

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Searching PubMed and other databases for articles, etc.

PubMed: Biomedical and public health citations
» Refer to the Exercise Set handed out in class
» PubMed Quick Guide: Basic search help
» Help with Limits
» My NCBI: Saving search results, searches, and more

Web of Science: Large, multi-disciplinary database.
» Click Cited Reference Search to see who has cited a given article: Enter Author, Year, and Journal Title Abbreviation (optional). Click Search. Find the desired article, select it, and click Finish Search.

Global Health: Public health citations from around the world
» Select Country in the search box menu to find articles from a country
» Select Geographic Location in the search box menu to find articles about a country
» Combine these with other terms (Title, Subject, etc.) to refine your search
» Global Health Help Guide

Many other databases useful for finding articles are on the Public Health Library’s Indexes and Databases web page

Finding online journals and articles

UC-elinks icon

Browse or search for online journals using the UC-eLinks Electronic Journals Search, or use the OskiCat or Melvyl catalogs (see below) (This is for finding online journals, not articles)

Click the UC-eLinks icon next to a citation in an article database (see above) or in NextGen Melvyl catalog (see below) to access articles available online

See if a known article is available online using the UC-eLinks Citation Linker

Off-campus access

Use the proxy server, which allows remote access to web-based electronic resources licensed by the UC or UC Berkeley Libraries after a quick browser configuration

Use the Campus VPN (Virtual Private Network), which requires a software download, and then establishes a secure "tunnel" to the UC Berkeley network

Using the library catalogs

Use OskiCat, the UC Berkeley catalog, for print and electronic publications, course reserves, and items stored at NRLF, the off-campus storage facility

Use the NextGen Melvyl the catalog for all the UC libraries (and more). Click the title to see details about the location and availability of books, journals, etc.

Get articles/books from other libraries

To get articles, books, etc. that are neither online nor at a UC Berkeley library, click the UC-eLinks icon, then click Request It.

The UC-eLinks icon is available in most databases (PubMed, Global Health, etc.) and in the NextGen Melvyl catalog. Articles are generally delivered to you electronically. Books may take up to 2 weeks

Other options are listed on the Public Health Library’s web page

What books you have checked out?

Log in to My OskiCat with your CalNet ID

Most items may be renewed online

Also, use My OskiCat to place a hold on books that another patron has checked out

Keeping up with research

Most databases let you create "alerts". You can save a search, then receive an email when new items are added to the database that meets your search criteria. In PubMed, use My NCBI for this.

Most online journals will let you sign up for email tables of contents as new issues are published

Organizing and citing references

Use RefWorks: licensed by UC Berkeley and free to use for current UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

Purchase EndNote and install it on your computer. A student discount for EndNote is available at The Scholar's Workstation

Use Zotero, a free, open-source Firefox add-on you can download.

Use Mendeley, another free product, to organize and share references

A comparison chart and Help Guides on all these programs are available on the Public Health Library web site.

Other online topical resources

Explore the Public Health Library’s Electronic Public Health Resources web page for information on such topics as Haelth Care Planning/Evaluation, Statistics/Data, International Health, AIDS/HIV, and many more

These web pages provide access to selected resources not generally available via article databases or library catalogs, each with a descriptive annotation

How to get help

For help with researching a topic or finding print or online resources, come to the Public Health Library Reference Desk: Mon-Fri 10-12 and 2-4, or call (510) 642-2511 during those same times

For help at other times, reference service via IM chat and email are also available; details on the Public Health Library's Reference web page.

The Public Health Library's Instruction and Guides web page has links to help on many topics

For help with what you have checked out, renewals, placing holds, etc., come to the Public Health Library Circulation Desk or call (510) 642-2511

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