Alissa V. Fial, MA, MLIS 
Research & Instruction Services
Associate Librarian 
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University 


Medscape, which is owned by WebMD, was launched in 1995.1 The web portal has a wide range of audiences including healthcare professionals and consumers. Membership is free for individuals, and a variety of audiences is represented. The website has content available in multiple languages: English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.2  

The content is divided into professional and consumer health areas and includes:  

David Petersen, MSLIS, MA, AHIP
Assistant Professor, Research & Learning Services Librarian
Preston Medical Library
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine   

This is an update of a review that was originally published in the February 2019 issue of Doody’s Collection Development Monthly. The original review is available here.  

Dimensions ( is a linked research knowledge platform that indexes over 120 million publications and provides a structured resource for researchers whoread more

Editor’s Note: Doody’s Special Topics Lists (DSTL) were born out of a desire to develop lists of books on a regular basis addressing timely, multidisciplinary topics to meet the information needs of health communities across the globe. With the help of our Library Board of Advisors, weread more

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Based in the U.K, Facet Publishing is the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), the U.K. library and information association founded in 1898 by Royal Charter. It is aread more

Over the course of the past year, we have received 43 books in Speech, Language & Hearing, and we have published reviews of 20 of them. The books range in price from $46.95 to $249.95, for an average cost of $101.37. Although the books came from six publishers, the majority, 31 titles, are from Plural Publishing, indicating its major focus onread more

Dr. Matthew Rouse has served as Editorial Review Group Chair in Speech, Language & Hearing since March 2019. With such a heavily published field, we have sent him 107 books in the past two and a half years, and he and his faculty have submitted reviews of 65 of them soread more

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