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Global Health Research: IB C195/ PH C117: Start

Global Health Resources

Welcome!  Use this guide to search for books, ebooks, articles, proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Use Bioscience Top Ten List or "Where do I start?" for more tools. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use Recommend a title for purchases. Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Wireless Access

On campus use: Airbears 2.

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to licensed resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.

Use the Proxy Server to access licensed resources after authenticating as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser. Proxy resources: Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allow access a broader variety of licensed resources.

Sample Search

Research an endemic disease

  • Write your research topic as a question, subject idea or thesis statement.
    Example: What are the adverse effects of sleeping sickness?

     
  • List the main concepts.
    Example: African trypanosomiasis, sleeping-sickness,  Tsetse-flies, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention. drugs used., Human Health
     
  • List key words, phrases, synonyms, & alternative terms to search: - Be Creative.
    Example: endemic disease, Epidemiology, disease control, threat to human health, age, gender, injury, treatment, threat to human health
     
  • Remember to include other collections and disciplines:
    Bioscience
    Business
    Chemistry
    Neuroscience
    Environmental Design
    Public Policy
    Public Health

  • Sample searches:
    sleeping sickness
    Trypanosomiasis
     

Getting started

Library Research Workshop 101
An online tutorial providing an introduction to library and research skills at the UC Libraries, including:

  • Understanding an assignment
  • Choosing a topic
  • Developing search terms (keywords)
  • Choosing sources

The Research Process tab of this guide contains more help and tips on doing research.

eResources

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