The CDC just released the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
This is an interactive online tool that provides public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States.
Please choose California and Kern County for the local data.
Health information has the potential to affect healthcare decisions. Evaluating the health information one consults is therefore important.
Two wonderful resources on this topic you should consult are
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine.
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: UCLA Biomedical Library, RML Classroom, 12th stack level
Be in the forefront of searchers who understand how to get the best pearls from the PubMed database. Discover what has changed and what has remained the same! This class will cover an overview of recent changes to PubMed, hidden treasures and strategies for searching in PubMed. Learn how to combine your knowledge and experience of PubMed with the new changes to make your searching even more powerful. Mobile options and promoting PubMed in your institution will also be covered. Class will include demos, discussion, hands-on practice and guided exercises. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers.
Instructor: Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, NN/LM PSR
This class is approved for 4 Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units.
To register, go here:
Attend a 30-min workshop at the Research Corner located in WSL 107!
Mon, March 5th Finding Books 12:15pm; Finding Articles and Citing Them 3:00pm
Tue, March 6th Finding Books 10:15am; Finding Articles 11:30am
Wed, March 7th Finding Books 11:30am; Finding Articles 2:00pm
Thur, March 8th Finding Books 2:00pm
Fri, March 9th Finding Books Noon
Mon, March 12nd Finding Books 11:30am; Evaluating Websites 2:30pm
Tue, March 13rd Finding Articles and Citing Them 11am; Finding Books Noon
Wed, March 14th Evaluating Websites Noon; Finding Articles 2:30pm
Thur, March 15th Finding Articles 12:30pm; Citing Sources 3:15pm
Fri, March 16th Finding Government Documents 10:00am; Evaluating Websites 10:30am; Finding Books 12:30pm
Attend a 30-min workshop to enhance your research skills!
Location: Research Corner in the 1st floor of Library
Mon, Oct 17th
How to Find Books 11 am
Tue, Oct 18th
Evaluating Web Sites: 10 am
Government Resources: 4 pm
Wed, Oct 19th
Legal Research: noon
Scholarly Articles: 3:30 pm
How to Find Books: 5pm
Thur, Oct 20th
How to Find Articls: 1 pm
Research for Com 108: 3 pm
Fri, Oct 21st
Finding Resources in the Library: 9:05 am
On November 18th, NLM marks the 50th anniversary of MeSH with a talk by Robert Braude, PhD. The talk entitled MeSH at 50 – 50th Anniversary of Medical Subject Headings will be videocast with captioning at http://videocast.nih.gov/ The event is scheduled from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. (Eastern Time)
MeSH was first published in 1960; in 2010 we observe 50 years of this subject control authority. The seeds of MeSH were planted in December 1947. The Army Medical Library, the NLM predecessor, sponsored a Symposium on Medical Subject Headings in 1947. Participants, who included Seymour Taine, Thelma Charen, and Eugene Garfield, considered the challenges of the bibliographical control of publications. It was noted that the increasing complexity of scientific literature necessitated increasingly sophisticated approaches to organization and access. The participants recognized that the issue of a subject authority was not an academic exercise. Rather, subject cataloging and the subject indexing of journal articles were acknowledged as the essence of bibliographic control. The needs of the user of scientific information was to be always at the forefront in creating a set of medical subject headings that were made equally for subject description of books and for indexing of journal articles.
That first edition of MeSH represented a departure from the then usual library practice. MeSH contained 4300 descriptors, and it was designed to be used for both indexing and cataloging. It is likely the first vocabulary engineered for use in an automated environment for production and retrieval. MeSH continues to evolve and grow. The 2011 edition contains more than 26,000 subject headings in an eleven-level hierarchy and 83 subheadings. Annual revision and updating are ongoing to assure that MeSH remains useful as a way to categorize medical knowledge and knowledge in allied and related disciplines for retrieval of key information. MeSH is 50 years old and new each year.
The speaker: Robert M. Braude received his Masters of Library Science in 1964 from UCLA. In 1965, he attended MEDLARS training at the National Library of Medicine and his talk reflects on his 45 years of life with MeSH. In 1987 he received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska and he was Director of the Mid-Continental RML. His career included positions as director of three academic health science libraries and he has served on many NLM Committees and Panels such as IAMS Review Committees, the Planning Panels on Medical Informatics and NLM Outreach Programs, and the Biomedical Library Review Committee. He is a past Janet Doe Lecturer, a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
The talk is co-sponsored by the Division of the History of Medicine and the Medical Subject Headings Section, NLM
Paul Ambrose Scholars Program
Request for Applications
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 8, 2010
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) would like to inform you of a valuable scholarship opportunity for students of the health professions.
APTR is now accepting applications for the 2010 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP). PASP is the leadership program that stimulates interest in disease prevention, health promotion, and interprofessional collaboration among students of the health professions. This unique program provides scholarships for 40 to 50 students to attend a 3-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a funded community-based health education project in their community or at their institution.
Please visit our website at www.aptrweb.org/pasp to learn more about the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program and to access the online application. For additional program information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Amy Doggett (202.463.0550, ext 123) or Emily Springer ( firstname.lastname@example.org 202.463.0550, ext . 137). PASP Eligibility:Applicants must be a current student* in one of the following areas of graduate study within the US:
Dentistry (entering years 2-4 in fall 2010)
· Allopathic Medicine (entering years 2-4 in fall 2010)
· Osteopathic Medicine (entering years 2-4 in fall 2010)
· Graduate Physician Assistant
· Graduate Nursing
· Pharmacy (entering years 5 or 6 in a PharmD program in fall 2010)
* Note: Students currently enrolled in public health programs or with graduate degrees in public health are NOT eligible. Applicants graduating in the spring/summer 2010 are NOT eligible.*Application Deadline — *February 8, 2010
Applicant Notification — April 1, 2010 2010 Paul Ambrose Scholars Symposium — June 25-27, 2010
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), offers Health Policy Fellowships to eligible individuals in the public health field.
Selected Fellows will have training in health promotion, prevention, and health communication policy at the national level while contributing to ODPHP’s activities.
Applicant must have completed a graduate degree in communication, marketing, or public health.
For more information, please go to
Have you been to the Research Corner yet?
Stop by WSL 107 for one-on-one assistance from a librarian.
Tuesday: 11:30 am-1:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am-1:30 and 2:30-4:30pm
See you there!