ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference

ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference

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The intended audience for this reference includes biomedical researchers, allied health professionals, and the general public. The book contains annotated entries on print and online medical reference resources in many categories, which will help users find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information. The sources listed are for various audiences, from middle grade students to medical students, researchers, and clinicians. Focus is on US publications, with some examples from other countries. Most of the resources listed have been published between 1995 and 2007. Although print indexing and abstracting services have largely been replaced with online services, the guide includes entries on several high-profile print indexes. The annotated entries give bibliographic information and summaries of content, audience, and special features. Sources annotated include books, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, indexes, abstract journals, databases, Internet resources, and sources of statistics. The chapter on medicine also lists library catalogs, sources of medical illustrations and images, sources of quotations, style manuals, and thesauruses. This edition includes more electronic resources, many of them electronic-only. This edition adds three new chapters: consumer health, health care, and international and global health. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell Publishing
This resource provides a critically selected, annotated list of print and electronic medical- and health-related reference, sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Covering research, clinical, and consumer health information resources, the volume emphasizes U.S. publications but includes representative examples from other countries.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : American Library Association, c2011
ISBN: 9780838910238
Characteristics: xiii, 742 p. ; 23 cm


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