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Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, C, I
Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors
When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.
- Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources
- Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats
- Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
A Brief History of Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences
Part I: Health Reference in Context
Health Information Seeking Behaviors
J. David Johnson
Part II: The Reference Collection
Organization and Management of the Reference Collection
Anneliese Taylor and Jean Blackwell
Part III: Bibliographic Sources
Bibliographic Sources for Monographs
Jeffrey T. Huber
Bibliographic Sources for Periodicals
Indexing, Abstracting, and Digital Database Resources
U.S. Government Documents and Technical Reports
Conferences, Reviews, and Translations
Part IV: Information Sources
Michelle L. Zafron
Handbooks and Manuals
Drug Information Sources
Penny Coppernoll-Blach and Sharon Giovenale
Consumer Health Sources
Mary L. Gillaspy and Mary O’Connor Pranica
Medical and Health Statistics
Lucretia W. McClure
Updated and revised by Michael A. Flannery
Directories and Biographical Sources
John D. Jones Jr.
Point-of-Care and Clinical Decision Support Resources
Global Health Sources
Megan von Isenburg and Mellanye Lackey
List of Contributors
About the Authors
Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
Jeffrey T. Huber is Director, School of Library and Information Science, at the University of
Kentucky. He completed his master’s at University of Kentucky and earned his doctorate at the
University of Pittsburgh and has been on the faculty in the School of Library and Information Studies
at Texas Woman’s University since 1998. He held a concurrent appointment as associate director for
research at the Houston Academy of Medicine–Texas Medical Center (HAM–TMC) Library from
2001 to 2008. During that time he also was appointed adjunct associate professor in the School of
Health Information Sciences at the Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas.
Susan Swogger began her interest in libraries by repairing books as a student worker, eventually
going to the University of Texas at Austin for library school. She spent some years as director
of a psychology library in Phoenix before joining the University of North Carolina’s Health
Sciences Library as Collections Development Librarian.
”An effective primer for newly minted health sciences librarians, this guide is also useful for those who are veterans in the profession ... Highly recommended. "