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ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference
American Library Association
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1023-8
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $88.00
 
 
 
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760 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1023-8
Year Published: 2011
AP Categories: A, C, I

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ALA Guides draw on the 16,000 best print and online reference sources in Guide to Reference, a selective database organized by academic discipline and voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Find out more about Guide to Reference.


This 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. The emphasis is on resources within the United States, with a few representative examples from other countries.
Table of Contents

series introduction xi
contributors xiii
Editors’ Guide 1

one MEDICINE 5
Bibliography 7
Audiovisual materials 17
Government publications 17
Incunabula 18
Periodicals 19
Biography 23
Bibliography 25
Great Britain 27
International 29
United States 34
Classification 36
Dictionaries 45
Abbreviations 54
Multilingual 56
Specialized and specialist dictionaries 61
Directories 75
Canada 76
Great Britain 80
International 82
United States 85
Encyclopedias 96
Guides 120
Handbooks 125
Histories 145
Bibliography 156
Directories 166
Historical surveys 167
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 174
Specialized indexes 187
Internet resources 192
Library catalogs 207
Medical illustration and images 210
Quotations 218
Statistics 219
Style manuals 244
Thesauruses 250

two BIOETHICS 252
Bibliography 252
Dictionaries 254
Directories 254
Encyclopedias 255
Guides 256
Handbooks 256
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 264
Internet resources 266

three CONSUMER HEALTH 275
Dictionaries 283
Directories 286
Encyclopedias 288
Guides 306
Handbooks 320
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 323
Internet resources 325

four DENTISTRY 342
Bibliography 343
Biography 343
Classification 343
Dictionaries 344
Directories 348
Encyclopedias 350
Guides 351
Handbooks 351
Histories 355
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 358
Internet resources 361

five HEALTH CARE 363
Bibliography 365
Dictionaries 368
Directories 371
Encyclopedias 373
Guides 374
Handbooks 376
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 382
Internet resources 386
Statistics 396

six INTERNATIONAL and GLOBAL HEALTH 406
Dictionaries 407
Directories 407
Encyclopedias 408
Handbooks 409
Histories 414
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 415
Internet resources 418
Statistics 425

seven MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE 432
Bibliography 432
Dictionaries 433
Directories 435
Encyclopedias 436
Guides 437
Handbooks 437
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 446
Internet resources 450
Statistics 456

eight NURSING 457
Bibliography 457
Biography 460
Dictionaries 461
Directories 467
Encyclopedias 469
Handbooks 471
Histories 479
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 483
Internet resources 488
Statistics 490
Thesauruses 490

nine NUTRITION 491
Bibliography 492
Dictionaries 493
Directories 496
Encyclopedias 496
Guides 500
Handbooks 501
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 511
Internet resources 516
Tables 518

ten PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 519
Bibliography 521
Dictionaries 522
Directories 527
Dispensatories and pharmacopoeias 528
Encyclopedias 534
Guides 538
Handbooks 540
Histories 569
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 574
Internet resources 579
Thesauruses 583

eleven PSYCHIATRY 584
Bibliography 584
Classification 585
Dictionaries 587
Directories 593
Encyclopedias 594
Guides 601
Handbooks 602
Histories 618
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 623
Internet resources 625
Statistics 627
Treatises 627

twelve PUBLIC HEALTH 628
Bibliography 632
Dictionaries 634
Directories 638
Encyclopedias 640
Guides 645
Handbooks 647
Histories 659
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 661
Internet resources 666
Statistics 682

thirteen TOXICOLOGY 688
Dictionaries 689
Directories 690
Encyclopedias 691
Guides 694
Handbooks 694
Indexes; Abstract journals; Databases 703
Internet resources 711
About the Editors

As the publisher of the essential Guide to Reference Books, first printed more than a century ago, as well as Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Fundamental Reference Sources, the American Library Association has long been a source for authoritative bibliographies of the reference literature for practicing librarians, library educators, and reference service trainers. The ALA Guide to Reference series continues that tradition with expertly compiled, discipline-specific, annotated bibliographies of reference works. Under the direction of general editors Robert Kieft (2000–2009) and Denise Bennett (2009–), many librarians have contributed their time and their knowledge of reference literature to this series.
 
 

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