ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/09/2011


CHICAGO — Published by ALA Editions, “ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference” provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including Internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical and consumer health information resources. The emphasis is on resources within the United States, with a few representative examples from other countries. Readers will find information on:

  • Medicine;
  • Bioethics;
  • Consumer health;
  • Heath care;
  • Medical jurisprudence, and much more.

As the publisher of the essential “Guide to Reference Books,” first printed more than a century ago (and often referred to by the names of its editors, including Balay, Sheehy and Winchell), as well as “Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries” and “Fundamental Reference Sources,” the ALA has long been a source for authoritative bibliographies of the reference literature for practicing librarians, library educators and reference service trainers. The ALA Guide to Reference series continues that tradition with expertly compiled, discipline-specific, annotated bibliographies of reference works. Under the direction of general editors Robert Kieft (2000–2009) and Denise Bennett (2009–), many librarians have contributed their time and their knowledge of reference literature to this series.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or