Alison Gehred, MLIS
Reference Librarian
Grant Morrow III Library
Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Scriver’s OMMBID, a database for researchers who are studying genetics and genetic mechanisms in disease states, is offered through McGraw-Hill Education. The database is based on the four-volume Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Diseases, which was originally published in 1960. Its features include the textbook OMMBID (which is continually updated), high-quality images that are easy to download for presentations, animations of disease processes, a section on clinical phenotypes that was written by Jean-Marie Saudubary with … read more

Editor’s Note: Every other month, we publish the profile of a member of Doody’s Library Board of Advisors (LBA). The LBA has guided the development of our company’s library services since our inception. With gratitude, this month we present the profile of Michelle Kraft of the Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library at Cleveland Clinic.

 DEI: Where do you currently work and what is your position?

MK: I am the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Health System Libraries, which includes the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic, eight community hospitals and a virtual hospital library in Abu D … read more

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After the first National Cancer Nursing Research Conference in 1973, 20 oncology nurses discussed the need for a national organization to support their profession. The Oncology Nursing Society was created and these 20 nurses used word-of-mouth to spark interest among their colleagues to launch the o … read more

Over the past year, we have received 16 titles in Nursing Pharmacology from six different publishers, all of which were reviewed. These books range in price from $16.99 to $135.00, for an average price of $55.97. Doody’s Core Titles 2018 features 14 titles in Nursing Pharmacology, with five designated as Essential Purchase Titles. … read more

Since Carol Agana began serving as Editorial Review Group Chair for Nursing Pharmacology in mid-2015, we have sent her 45 titles. Remarkably, she has reviewed 41 of them herself, far exceeding our request that Chairs get reviews of two-thirds to three-fourths of the titles we send them.

Mrs. Agana has been on the faculty at the Eleanor Mann Scho … read more

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