ERIC Number: EJ737621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
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Toward Improved Collections in Medical Humanities: Fiction in Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Dali, Keren; Dilevko, Juris
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v32 n3 p259-273 May 2006
Although fiction plays a prominent role in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities (MH), it is physically and intellectually isolated from non-fiction in academic health sciences libraries. Using the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (LAMD) as a tool for selection and subject analysis, we suggest a method of integrating fiction with non-fiction through the application of non-literary classification numbers and subject headings to improve physical and bibliographic access to medical humanities collections.
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Medicine, Humanities, Fiction, Library Services, Access to Information, Library Materials, Classification, Indexing
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