The Medical Library Association's Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences

Find on LibraryThing.Find on WorldCat.
$304.00
ALA Member: 
$ 273.60
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-957-0
Published: 
2011
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
676
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

In a field where resources must be accurate, dependable, and up to date to be useful, the task of developing or maintaining a collection can be stressful--and expensive. The Medical Library Association's Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in Health Sciences will make the process infinitely easier and more efficient.

Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Laurie L. Thompson and Associate Editors Esther Carrigan, Mori Lou Higa, and Rajia Tobia, 108 expert contributors have compiled the best titles in an impressive range of disciplines and specialties in the health sciences literature, making their selections on the basis of quality, value, and professional importance. 

 

The guide:

        
  • Encompasses 35 specialties, plus additional sub-specialties,
  •     

  • basic sciences, and emerging disciplines
  •     

  • Provides over 1,600 authoritative recommendations
  •     

  • Covers both the monographic and serial literature, in print and also in digital and online formats, including audiovisual resources

As many as twenty of the top titles in each discipline are arranged by the G01 Biological Sciences and G02 Health Occupations tree schedules of the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings. Each entry contains full bibliographic information, followed by an annotation describing the scope and coverage of the work, any significant features, and intended audience. The editors also indicate whether the work is appropriate for a hospital collection, a well-rounded academic collection, specialized collections, and/or for a core consumer collection.

Laurie L. Thompson

Esther Carrigan

Editor

Mori Lou Higa

Rajia Tobia

"A valuable new collection development tool for health science librarians or anyone developing health science collections ... I will use the Master Guide and recommend it to any librarian engaged in collection development with health science literature."

--Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
"This reference work provides the selection assistance needed to maintain a quality health sciences/medical collection. In a time of reduced budgets and ever-increasing numbers of new books, journals and e-resources, buying the 'right' titles is essential. The Master Guide gives collection developers an important, useful tool that is both concise and reliable." 
--CHOICE
Also of Interest: 
Image for Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition—print/e-book Bundle
Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition—print/e-book Bundle
Image for Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition—eEditions e-book
Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition—eEditions e-book
Image for Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition
Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition
Image for Health Informatics for Medical Librarians
Health Informatics for Medical Librarians
Image for Using Web 2.0 for Health Information
Using Web 2.0 for Health Information
Image for The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources--eEditions e-book
The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources--eEditions e-book
Image for The Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher
The Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher
Image for The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources
The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources