Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

Huber, Jeffrey T. and Susan Swogger (eds.) Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences. 6th edition. Neal -Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1184-6.

Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this new edition has the latest information about medical reference sources in all formats. Special emphasis is placed on electronic versions of traditional sources. Chapters also include advice on health information-seeking habits and advice on how to build a contemporary health reference collection. 

Table of Contents

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
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