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.
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Prepared with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated and revised fifth edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print resources and helps librarians to meet customers' changing expectations for electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, new reliable electronic only resources, and resources that they can access from their home computers through freely available Web sites or through library licenses. The authors address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections in both the print and electronic environments, focusing on works that can be considered foundation or basic works.
New contributors - including Jean Blackwell, Feili Tu, Katherine Schilling and Tom Flemming - provide fresh takes on organization and management of the reference collection; bibliographic sources for periodicals; indexing, abstracting, and digital database resources; U.S. government documents and technical reports; conferences, reviews, and translations; terminology; handbooks and manuals; drug
information sources; and grant sources. Other chapters cover bibliographic sources
for monographs, consumer health sources, medical and health statistics, directories and biographical sources, and history sources.
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
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