ERIC Number: ED234818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Information Resources in Clinical Medicine: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine.
Schwank, Jean; Allen, Joyce
Designed for beginning health science librarians, this continuing education course syllabus presents a guide to information resources for answering physicians' questions about patient care. Sources from standard core lists, such as the Alfred Brandon list, are highlighted and described, along with additional titles. General resources covered include literature guides, indexes and abstracts, government publications, guides to publications in print, and guides to associations and their publications. Relevant information centers and their services are described as well as resources for answering the questions of physicians specializing in family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, and internal medicine, including critical care medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, oncology, and pulmonary disease. A brief discussion of issues related to medical librarianship is also provided. Among the issues reviewed are types of medical library use, the characteristics of librarians and physicians, the establishment of mutual respect between the two groups, and steps for keeping medical librarians and physicians up-to-date. A 15-item bibliography on medical libraries and sources for selection of library materials concludes the booklet. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Medical Library Association Courses for Continuing Education: CE 61.