Connecting From Off Campus
Databases and Library Catalogs
OskiCat: Library catalog for UCB
Melvyl: Library catalog for all of the UCs
Guides to Library Catalogs
PubMed for UCB: Over 18 million medical and health sciences journal article citations
PubMed Quick Guide (UCB Library)
PubMed Help (UCB Public Health Library)
Indexes and Databases: Alphabetical list of public health related databases for finding literature.
Public Health Internet Resources: Web resources evaluated and selected by librarians at the Public Health Library.
How to do Library Research
Break your topic down into individual concepts (with synonyms)
Do a preliminary literature search (find out which resources would best for your topic)
Evaluate (read critically) the information gathered from your preliminary search
Narrow or broaden your topic, if necessary. Use Boolean searching.
Continue with your literature search, gathering the best citations for your topic
- Choose a research topic
RefWorks: Web-based bibliographic
management program. Citations
can be formatted and merged into Microsoft Word documents as footnotes or a custom bibliography. It is web-based and can be accessed
from any computer connected to the Internet. RefWorks is free for all
UCB faculty, staff and students. For help, see RefWorks Guides.
Library Resources Instruction: Free, drop-in classes on various topics for SPH faculty, staff and students.
Management Software Help and Tutorials
UCB Library Tutorials