The Medical Library Association's Master Guide to Authoritat (Medical Library Association Guides)
Laurie L. Thompson, Esther Carrigan, Mori Lou Higa, and Rajia Tobia (Editors)
676 pages • 8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2011
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 Associations Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in Health Sciences will make the process infinitely easier and more efficient. Under the guidance of expert contributors, the editors have compiled the best titles in an impressive range o f 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 Medicines 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. Intended for both experienced practitioners and those new to the field, this unique guide will be an indispensable tool for librarians who must differentiate among the many choices of medical resources.
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