Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition—eEditions e-book

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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

  • 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

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.

 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 1Health Information Seeking BehaviorsJ. David Johnson Part II: The Reference Collection Chapter 2Organization and Management of the Reference CollectionAnneliese Taylor and Jean Blackwell Part III: Bibliographic Sources Chapter 3Bibliographic Sources for MonographsJeffrey T. Huber Chapter 4Bibliographic Sources for PeriodicalsFeili Tu-Keefner Chapter 5Indexing, Abstracting, and Digital Database ResourcesLaura Abate Chapter 6U.S. Government Documents and Technical ReportsMelody Allison Chapter 7Conferences, Reviews, and TranslationsBeatriz Varman Part IV: Information Sources Chapter 8TerminologyMichelle L. Zafron Chapter 9Handbooks and ManualsKatherine Schilling Chapter 10Drug Information SourcesPenny Coppernoll-Blach and Sharon Giovenale Chapter 11Consumer Health SourcesMary L. Gillaspy and Mary O'Connor Pranica Chapter 12Medical and Health StatisticsJennifer Darragh Chapter 13History SourcesLucretia W. McClureUpdated and revised by Michael A. Flannery Chapter 14Directories and Biographical SourcesTracy Shields Chapter 15Grant SourcesJohn D. Jones Jr. Chapter 16Point-of-Care and Clinical Decision Support ResourcesSusan Swogger Chapter 17Global Health SourcesMegan 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. "