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Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health
edited by Christa Modschiedler and Denise Beaubien Bennett
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1221-8
Publisher: ALA Digital Reference
Price: $78.00
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488 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1221-8
Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, I, J, Z

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Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as

  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Bioethics
  • Consumer health and health care
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Public health
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • International and global health

Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.

Table of Contents



               Editors’ Guide

1.      Medicine

2.      Bioethics

3.      Consumer Health

4.      Dentistry

5.      Health Care

6.      International and Global Health

7.      Medical Jurisprudence

8.      Nursing

9.      Nutrition

10.   Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

11.   Psychiatry

12.   Public Health

13.   Toxicology


About the Editors

Christa Modschiedler, retired Biomedical Librarian from the University of Chicago, has served as the Contributing Editor for the Medical and Health Sciences section of the Guide to Reference since the 11th print edition (1996).

Denise Beaubien Bennett, Engineering Librarian at the University of Florida, is the Division Editor for the Science, Technology, and Medicine sections since 2005 and also has served as the General Editor of the Guide to Reference since 2009.


"Questions about health and medicine are very common at the reference desk, and librarians not familiar with these topics often feel challenged when they need to assist patrons with these queries … this is a useful resource for those in need of an overview of medical reference and should be considered by academic, public, and special librarians in the health sciences."
— Booklist

"Well organized and authoritative."
— Catholic Library World

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