For immediate release | June 17, 2014

Guide to reference in medicine and health

CHICAGO — Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012, “Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health” is an up-to-date resource providing an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Edited by Christa Modschiedler and Denise Beaubien Bennett, this book is an important tool for both library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own. In this guide, available through the ALA Store, readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as:

  • Medicine;
  • Psychiatry;
  • Bioethics;
  • Consumer health and health care;
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Dentistry;
  • Public health;
  • Medical jurisprudence;
  • International and global health.

Modschiedler, retired Biomedical Librarian from the University of Chicago, has served as the contributing editor for the Medical and Health Sciences section of the Guide to Reference since the 11th print edition (1996).

Bennett, engineering librarian at the University of Florida, is the division editor for the Science, Technology, and Medicine sections since 2005 and also has served as the General Editor of the Guide to Reference since 2009.

Guide to Reference is a selective guide to the best reference sources, both print and Web-based, organized by academic discipline and available as a subscription database. An editorial team of reference librarians and subject experts select, annotate, and update some 16,000 entries. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or

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