Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Fifth Edition

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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 

Foreword 

Preface 

A Brief History of Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

 

Part I: Health Reference in Context

 

Chapter 1

Health Information Seeking Behaviors

J. David Johnson

 

Part II: The Reference Collection

 

Chapter 2

Organization and Management of the Reference Collection

Anneliese Taylor and Jean Blackwell

 

Part III: Bibliographic Sources

 

Chapter 3

Bibliographic Sources for Monographs

Jeffrey T. Huber

 

Chapter 4

Bibliographic Sources for Periodicals

Feili Tu-Keefner

 

Chapter 5

Indexing, Abstracting, and Digital Database Resources

Laura Abate

 

Chapter 6

U.S. Government Documents and Technical Reports

Melody Allison

 

Chapter 7

Conferences, Reviews, and Translations

Beatriz Varman

 

Part IV: Information Sources

 

Chapter 8

Terminology

Michelle L. Zafron

 

Chapter 9

Handbooks and Manuals

Katherine Schilling

 

Chapter 10

Drug Information Sources

Penny Coppernoll-Blach and Sharon Giovenale

 

Chapter 11

Consumer Health Sources

Mary L. Gillaspy and Mary O’Connor Pranica

 

Chapter 12

Medical and Health Statistics

Jennifer Darragh

 

Chapter 13

History Sources

Lucretia W. McClure

Updated and revised by Michael A. Flannery

 

Chapter 14

Directories and Biographical Sources

Tracy Shields

 

Chapter 15

Grant Sources

John D. Jones Jr.

 

Chapter 16

Point-of-Care and Clinical Decision Support Resources

Susan Swogger

 

Chapter 17

Global Health Sources

Megan von Isenburg and Mellanye Lackey

 

List of Contributors 

Index

Jeffrey T. Huber

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

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. "
— CHOICE

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