Public Health 292 - Library Research Basics (10/19/11)

Presented by Judy Bolstad, Librarian
Sheldon Margen Public Health Library, UC Berkeley

Library Resources
  • Public Health Library Home Page
  • Reference Services
  • 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
    1. Choose a research topic
    2. Break your topic down into individual concepts (with synonyms)
    3. Do a preliminary literature search (find out which resources would best for your topic)
    4. Evaluate (read critically) the information gathered from your preliminary search
    5. Narrow or broaden your topic, if necessary. Use Boolean searching.
    6. Continue with your literature search, gathering the best citations for your topic

    Other Resources

  • 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.

  • Bibliographic Management Software Help and Tutorials

  • UCB Library Tutorials

  • BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY please take a very short survey on this library class session. Thanks!!

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