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Library Resources for the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars

Michael Sholinbeck, (510) 642-2511 msholinb@library.berkeley.edu

Fall, 2013


Sheldon Margen Public Health Library Home Page
» Located on the ground floor of University Hall
» Library hours: M-Th 9-8, F 9-5, Sa-Su 1-5
» Reference Desk hours: M-F 10-12, 2-4
» Reference Services, including options for IM chat and email reference.

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Off-Campus Access via VPN or Proxy Server to library resources (databases, online journals, etc.)

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Use UC-eLinks to locate online access from citations you find in databases
Other UC-eLinks tools:
  » UC-eLinks citation finder: Is that article, book, chapter, report, etc. available online?
  » E-Journal A-Z list
If there's no online access via UC-eLinks, use the links to library catalog (to see if UCB has the thing in print),
or order from InterLibrary Borrowing (to get it from a non-UCB library).

Get books, articles, etc. from other (non-UCB) libraries:
When what you need is not at UCB nor online.

EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley: Help and Tutorials
Manage citations and bibliographies.
» Citation Guides/Submitting Manuscripts to Journals


Find articles and more

America: History and Life
Indexes over 2,000 journals covering all aspects of American history and society, from prehistoric times to the present.

BIOSIS Previews
Coverage includes biology, as well as related fields such as biomedicine, agriculture, pharmacology and ecology. Interdisciplinary fields such as medicine, biochemistry, and biotechnology are also included, as well as instrumentation and methods. Indexes articles, books, and meeting abstracts, papers and posters.

Business Source Complete
Full text coverage of scholarly business journals and other sources on nearly every area of business including marketing, management, policy, economics, finance, and more. BSC also includes financial data, books, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

Communication Abstracts
Citations covering communication literature in subjects such as health communication, public opinion, mass media, journalism, advertising, marketing, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication.

EconLit
The most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in most aspects of economics. It also indexes books, book chapters, and dissertations.

Embase
Broad biomedical scope with strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research including economic evaluations. Also covers healthcare policy & management, biomedical engineering & medical devices, and more.

Geography
Indexes articles, books, conference proceedings, and theses covering the international literature in physical and human geography, as well as international development issues.

PAIS International
The PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International database includes topics such as health policy, health planning, social policy, health services, and many other policy topics. The database indexes journal articles, books, statistical directories, conference reports, and government reports from over 120 countries.

PolicyFile
Index of public policy literature from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. The database can be browsed by primary contributor or subject; links to full text documents are often available. Specific themes include but are not limited to Health Policy, Health Care Reform, Social Policy, Immigration, Science and Technology Policy, and Urban Policy.

Polling the Nations
An online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

Public Opinion and Survey Research Program (Kaiser Family Foundation)
The Public Opinion and Survey Research program conducts and analyzes original research on Americans' attitudes, knowledge and experiences with the health care system. In addition, the program also conducts partnership surveys with major national media organizations. Access Polling, including a Question Finder.

PsycINFO
Citations from journals in psychology and related disciplines, conference proceedings, books and book chapters, reports and dissertations.

PubMed
Database of citations and abstracts from biomedical journals published worldwide. Primary database for public health and other health and medical subjects.

Sociological Abstracts
Literature in sociology; covers demography, education, law, social psychology, and sociology. Sources include journals, books, conferences and meetings, and dissertations.

Web of Science
Large, multidisciplinary database with links to cited articles and times cited provided for retrieved articles. Best resource for cited reference searching. Can create lists of top authors or journals from a search result.

» Many more databases for public health research are available.

Melvyl (All UC - and beyond - library catalog)

OskiCat (UCB library catalog)

Statistical/Data Resources: Licensed and free sources of both statistics and data.
  » The UC Berkeley Library Data Lab provides access to more data, as well as help retrieving and using data.
  » The UC Berkeley D-Lab supports learning about new data, software, and techniques.


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