Andrea C. Kepsel, MLIS, AHIP
Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
Elsevier’s Scopus launched in 2004 and is an abstract and citation database with content curated by independent subject matter experts. As of January 2020 , Scopus contained over 77.8 million records, with the majority being published post-1969. Subject coverage is primarily the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. There is also a social sciences subject cluster that includes titles in the arts and humanities. In addition to peer-reviewed journals, records in Scopus consist of trade publications, book series, conference papers, and patents. Coverage is … read more
Catisha R. Benjamin, MLIS
Manager of Library Services, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Adjoint Faculty, University of Colorado Anschutz – Health Sciences Library
Doody’s Special Topics Lists Inaugural Editorial Board Member
This is an update of a review I wrote that was published in the December 2017 issue of Doody’s Collection Development Monthly. You can find the original review here.
WebMD is a health information services website that provides the public and healthcare professionals with updated information on health conditions and how to check … read more
Jerry Perry, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
University of Arizona
Past Chair, MLA InSight Task Force
John Gallagher, MLS
Chair, MLA InSight Steering Committee
A version of this article first appeared in MLA Connect in August 2020 and is now posted on the MLA website. This version is presented here with the permission of the Medical Library Association.… read more
Improving laws and policies starts with advocacy and now more than ever this new book, Advocacy for Public Health Policy Change: An Urgent Imperative will be instrumental in training public health practitioners and students to turn their expertise into sound policies and laws. It will help these readers in these six key areas:
- Address the growing need to turn knowledge into better health policy.
- Offer a step-by-step planning and implementation framework for public health advocacy campaigns from start to finish.
- Improve Health Equity
- Expand professional development and satisfaction opportunities for the field.
- Improve service delivery.
- Improve health outcomes.
Written and peer reviewed by experts in practice and academia, the 20th edition of the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care is an authoritative resource for students and for health care providers who counsel and care for patients undertaking self-treatment—nonprescription drugs, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary therapies. Its goal is to develop the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to assess a patient’s health status and current practice of self-treatment, to determine whether self-care is necessary or appropriate, and, … read more
Since last year, we have received 22 titles in the specialty of Biochemistry, with 14 of those titles having been reviewed. The books range in price from $29.99 to $1,200.00; however, the average cost is $210.45, and the median cost is $175.00. Doody’s Core Titles 2020 features 13 titles in Biochemistry from seven publishers, … read more
Peter J. Kennelly has served as Editorial Review Group Chair for Biochemistry since November 2019. During that time, we have sent him 45 books; 27 of which have been reviewed.
Professor Kennelly received his PhD degree in biochemistry … read more
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