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Contribute to MLA’s new publication: The Medical Library Association Guide to Health Sciences Information Resources

Posted on October 16, 2009 by ebrennan | No Comments

Laurie L. Thompson, editor-in-chief for The Medical Library Association Guide to Health Sciences Information Resources, a new book/electronic publication co-published by MLA and Neal-Schuman, is recruiting contributors. Entries are due by December 31, 2009.

The Guide will cover the most important information resources in the health sciences specialties, sub-specialties, preclinical sciences, and emerging disciplines.  Each discipline will be represented by up to 10 print and electronic monographs and 10 journals.  Significant audiovisual resources such as DVDs or CDs will all be included.

Each entry will contain full bibliographic information along with a 150-200 word descriptive and evaluative annotation.  The annotations will identify the general scope and coverage of the work, any significant features, and intended audience.  Entries will also indicate whether the work is appropriate for a hospital collection, a well-rounded academic collection, a specialized collection, and/or for a core consumer collection.  Some subject areas will not have appropriate literature to be included and some areas may have only one or two titles.


By December 31, contributors will fill out an online form for each resource they include.  Contributors names and institutional affiliations will be prominently featured in the work and its companion website.  MLA will also acknowledge contribution with a formal certificate of contribution.

Those interested in contributing expertise in evaluating resources in any of the following topics should email Laurie Thompson at laurie.thompson@utsouthwestern.edu.

Please include in your email:

Topics still to be covered include:

Allergy and Immunology
Andrology
Biology (general)
Clinical Medicine
Colorectal Surgery
Cytology
Dermatology
Diagnosis
Embryology
Endocrinology
Equipment and Supplies
Gastroenterology
Histology
Investigative Techniques
Medical Illustration
Nephrology
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology
Photobiology
Physiology
Podiatry
Pulmonary Disease
Regenerative Medicine
Rheumatology
Serology
Sociobiology
Systems Biology
Therapeutics
Tropical Medicine
Urology
Venereology

Posted 10/16/09

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