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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Widgets, Gadgets, Statistics & Data for your websites and blogs

September 25th, 2009 by Bruce Abbott

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is your one-stop location for gathering digital widgets and gadgets for displaying up-to-date credible health and safety content directly on your web pages and blogs. The widgets are actually CDC.gov applications that require no technical maintenance, with updates to contents being handled by CDC automatically.
The latest available widgets include HHS2 2009, Flu Info, H1N1, Flu IQ, and a variety of apps covering everyday health issues.
http://cdc.gov/widgets/

The Health and Safety section of the site provides a Data and Statistics Archive. The September reports for cancer include hematologic cancers by gender, new cases of gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer, cancer in children, top 10 cancers among men. Other topics cover obesity, environment, health policy, disabilities, etc.
http://cdc.gov/Features/DataStatistics.html

Data and Statistics from CDC

Data and Statistics from CDC

7th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

September 23rd, 2009 by Mary Wood

The congress, held in August in Rome, was given the motto “Calling on Science” in order to emphasize that scientific progress today goes hand in hand with progress towards the reduction, refinement and replacement of experimental animals (the 3Rs).

The program was developed around specific day themes:
Day 1:  Innovative technologies, concepts, and approaches
Day 2:  Areas of animal use
Day 3:  Progress in life science domains

2009 7th World Congress on Alternatives

2009 7th World Congress on Alternatives

Of particular interest was the Databases Progress Report session on Day 1.  The overview was given by Mary Wood, who was invited to speak on the “Wealth and diversity of the 3Rs online”.
The program [pdf 10mb] and abstracts are available online.

Drop-in classes: EndNote for Health Sciences Research & Paper Preparation

September 15th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson

Drop in or register for one of the Endnote classes at the Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL) on the Davis Campus. The session may include information on how to obtain EndNote, using EndNote’s internal Online Search feature with PubMed, exporting records from databases to EndNote, linking EndNote and Microsoft Word, EndNote Web and obtaining or modifying EndNote filters. Topics covered will be dependent on the interests of the attendees. Bring your laptop to try out new techniques.

Get started with Endnote (free licensed version for UC Davis students, staff, faculty)

Get started with Endnote (free licensed version for UC Davis students, staff, faculty)

Tues. Sept. 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Thurs. Oct. 8, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Wed. Oct. 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Fri. Nov. 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Mon. Nov. 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

UC Davis now has a campus-wide license allowing all current UC Davis students, faculty and staff to install and use EndNote on computers at work and at home.

To download Endnote, go to: http://my.ucdavis.edu/software (You will be required to log in using your Kerberos username and password).
Happy Endnoting!

Drop-in Classes: Improve Your Efficiency Searching Animal & Human Health Information

September 15th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson

Database searching strategies that save you time & improve efficiency

Database searching strategies that save you time & improve efficiency


Join us at the Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL) on the Davis Campus for a series of sessions that will help improve your searching efficiency in the animal and human health literature. Database searching strategies covered may include: using database thesauri, specialized indices, and search history features; using the wildcard and limits; and topic/keyword, title and author searching.
Current awareness or update/alert services and how to use UC-eLinks may also be discussed. Topics covered will be dependent on the interests of the attendees. Bring your laptop to try out new techniques.

Wed. Sept. 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Thurs. Oct 15, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Tues. Oct. 27, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register

Mon. Nov. 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CHSL, Conference Room 128 – Register