Subject-Based Resource List

The following subject-based resources may be of interest to those responsible for health sciences collection development. The inclusion of a particular resource does not imply endorsement by the Medical Library Association (MLA) or the Collection Development Section (CDS).

Send comments, updates, questions to: Amanda Chiplock.

Allied Health
Alternative Medicine
Anesthesiology
Bioinformatics
Cardiology
Chiropractic
Communication Sciences
Consumer Health
Dementia
Dentistry
Environmental Medicine
Ethnic & Minority Health
Evidence-Based Medicine
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Health Data & Statistics
Health Economics
Health Policy
History of the Health Sciences

Hospital & Health Care Admin
Medicine
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatrics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Podiatry
Psychiatry & Psychology
Public Health
Reference
Rehabilitation
Research
Respiratory Care

ALLIED HEALTH
Brandon/Hill Selected Lists: Selected List of Print Books and Journals in Allied Health
(this list is no longer updated as of 2003; suggest using the Doody Core Title List)

Fennewald J, Kasar J. Building an occupational therapy library collection. [Journal Article]
American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 55(1):97-101, 2001 Jan-Feb.

Grodzinski A. A medical book collection for physician assistants. [Journal Article]
Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 89(3):277-86, 2001 Jul.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
CAM Resources Project
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group - MLA
http://camresources.pbwiki.com/

Guide to Complementary & Alternative (CAM)
Toronto Public Library, 2006
See list under "Health Navigators" heading:
http://vrl.tpl.toronto.on.ca/helpfile/he_c0028.html

ANESTHESIOLOGY
Core List of Anesthesia Books & Journals,
AJ Wright, Department of Anesthesiology Library, School of Medicine,
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

BIOINFORMATICS
Hightower, C.
Guide to Selected Bioinformatics Internet Resources. [Journal Article]
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship; 2002 Winter; 33.

CARDIOLOGY
Cardiac Classics: A Collection of Classic Works on the Heart and Circulation with Biographic Accounts by the Authors
Frederick A Willius
The C.V. Mosby Company, 1941

CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic: A Guide to Selective Resources, MLA BibKit #8
Bethyn A. Bon
Medical Library Association, 2000
Table of contents and ordering information available at:
http://www.mlanet.org/order/store/cat/product_info.php?cPath=9_12&products_id=35

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

CONSUMER HEALTH
CAPHIS Collection Development [Links to consumer health bibliographies]
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Association

Consumer Health: A Guide to Internet Information Resources, MLA BibKit #7
Cecilia Durkin
Medical Library Association, 2001
[NOTE: This publication is currently sold out, however, the MLA Books Panel is considering publishing a new edition. For more information, contact MLA Headquarters staff at 312-419-9094 or visit the MLA BibKit web page at http://www.mlanet.org/publications/bibkits/index.html

Consumer Health Bibliography for the Small Public Library
Gail Hendler, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Association

Consumer Health Information Service Collection Guide
Toronto Public Library

Consumer Health Information Source Book
Alan M. Rees, Greenwood Press, 2003, 7th edition

Core Collection of Recommended [Consumer Health] Titles
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Core Lists for Consumer Health
A list of resources on the Toronto Public Library site

Pediatric Consumer Health Information
Brenda Pfannenstiel, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Association

Recommended Books for a Consumer Health Reference Collection
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center

DEMENTIA

DENTISTRY
MLA Dental Section Booklist - 2002/2003

Stowers, E. Building a Dental Science Collection in a General Academic Library. [Journal Article]
Acquisitions Librarian No. 31/32:77-88, 2004.

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
Core List for an Environmental Science Collection (includes sections for Health & Toxicology, Risk Assessment, etc.),
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

Recommended library and electronic resources for occupational and environmental physicians.
ACOEM Committee report. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. [Journal Article]
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 39(5):469-79, 1997 May.

ETHNIC AND MINORITY HEALTH

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

GERIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY
(no resource list at the present)

HEALTH DATA AND STATISTICS

HEALTH ECONOMICS
Core List of Books in Health Economics
AcademyHealth, Washington DC

Health Economics Core Library Recommendations, 2003
compiled by AcademyHealth; funded by the National Library of Medicine

HEALTH POLICY
Core Health Policy Library Recommendations, 2000
by Naomi R. Adelman, M.L.S.; for Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy; funded by National Library of Medicine

HISTORY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Bibliography of Secondary Works in the History of American Medicine and Related Health Fields
Special Collections, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana School of Medicine

Cardiac Classics: A Collection of Classic Works on the Heart and Circulation with Biographic Accounts by the Authors
Frederick A. Willius, The C.V. Mosby Company, 1941

Celebrating Nursing History: What to Keep
Margaret (Peg) Allen, Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Medical Library Association

Classic Resources in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Neonatology on the Web

History of the Health Sciences, MLA BibKit #5
Stephen J. Greenber and Patricia E. Gallagher
Medical Library Association, 2002
Table of contents and ordering information

Morton's Medical Bibliography: An Annotated Check-List of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine
Leslie T. Morton and Jeremy M. Norman, Gower, 1991, 5th edition

Thompson HS, Blanchard DL. One hundred important 20th-century ophthalmic books. [Journal Article] Archives of Ophthalmology. 119(5):761-3, 2001 May.

HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

MEDICINE
Brandon/Hill Selected Lists: Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library 2003
(this list is no longer updated as of 2003)

Core Collection of Medical Books and Journals (also called The Hague List)
[An international alternative to the Brandon/Hill lists, including only English-language resources]
Howard Hague, Medical Information Working Party, 2001, 4th edition
Ordering information

A Library for Internists IX
American College of Physicians
- American Society of Internal Medicine (Note on Website: The information is from 1997, and will not be updated. The College is retaining the final edition of Library for Internists on acponline.org for archival purposes.)

List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus
U.S. National Library of Medicine

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users
U.S. National Library of Medicine

Grodzinski, A. A medical book collection for physician assistants. [Journal article] The Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 89(3):277-86, July 2001.

NURSING

Brandon/Hill Selected Lists: Print Nursing Books and Journals
(this list is no longer updated as of 2003)

Celebrating Nursing History: What to Keep
Margaret (Peg) Allen, Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Medical Library Association

Essential Nursing Resources (2009)
Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing

Journal Titles Currently Indexed in the CINAHL Database
CINAHL Information Systems

NUTRITION
Guides to the Nutrition and Food Science Literature
University of Maryland Libraries

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

ONCOLOGY
Core Cancer Library, 2001 update
Cancer Librarians Section, Medical Library Association

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Thompson HS, Blanchard DL. One hundred important 20th-century ophthalmic books. [Journal Article] Archives of Ophthalmology. 119(5):761-3, 2001 May.

Guidelines for Vision Science Libraries
Compiled by The Association of Vision Science Librarians

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Osteopathic Medicine: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Literature, MLA BibKit #3, by Craig S. Elam
Medical Library Association, 1998
Table of contents and ordering information

PEDIATRICS
Classic Resources in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Neonatology on the Web

Core List of Pediatric Titles
last updated April 2009; Pediatric Special Interest Group, Medical Library Association (see Note)

Pediatric Consumer Health Information
last updated Dec 2005; by Brenda Pfannenstiel
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Association

PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Basic Resources for Pharmaceutical Education, 2006 ed.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Watson, Erin. (2006) An Introductory Guide to Drug Reference Sources. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 25 (1). 37-48.

Flannery MA. Building a retrospective collection in pharmacy: a brief history of the literature with some considerations for US health sciences library professionals. [Journal Article] Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 89(2): 212-21, 2001 Apr.

PODIATRY
Recommended Library List for Podiatric Residency Programs
Council on Podiatric Medical Education

PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY
APA PsycBooks
PsycBOOKS is a new full-text database of books and chapters in the American Psychological Association’s array of quality electronic databases.

PsycINFO Journal Coverage List
APA Online, American Psychological Association

Recommended Core List for Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, & Substance Abuse
Mental Health Special Interest Group, Medical Library Association

PUBLIC HEALTH
Core Public Health Journal Project
Public Health/Health Administration Se
ction, Medical Library Association

REFERENCE
Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences
Jo Anne Boorkman, Jeffrey Huber, and Fred Roper
Medical Library Association and Scarecrow Press, 2004, 4th ed.
Table of contents and ordering information

REHABILITATION
Frey AL. Development of a journal collection in rehabilitation: the core collection and beyond. [Journal Article] National Network. 25(3): 20-5, 2001 Jan. (see Note)

RESEARCH
Research Bibliography
Library Research Section, Medical Library Association

RESPIRATORY CARE
A Guide to Information Resources in Respiratory Care, MLA BibKit #2; Pat L. Walter, Medical Library Association, 1997
Table of contents and ordering information

TELEMEDICINE

Note: The MLA Pediatrics Special Interest Group Pediatrics Core List is hosted on the CDS website by agreement of the leadership of the two groups. The two National Network articles in the Rehabilitation section are hosted on the CDS website with permission of the editor of National Network.