Medicine (General)

PsycINFO

Alternative Titles
PsycINFO (EBSCO)
Psyc Info, PsychInfo, Psych Info, Psychological Abstracts, Psyc Abs
Description

This database contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in over 35 languages.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1806-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8375
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ACP Journal Club

Alternative Titles
American College of Physicians' Journal Club
Description

ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2003-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8289
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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Alternative Titles
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (RLG)
HSTM
Description

Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews and dissertations in the history of science, technology, and medicine & allied historical fields. Integrates four bibliographies: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza, and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1975 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8291
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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Alternative Titles
HWRC
Description

Provides access to medical, health, and wellness information from authoritative medical sources including reference works, full-text magazines, journals and pamphlets, with descriptive links to selected web sites.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1997 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8269
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Alternative Titles
DARE
Description

The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) is the only database to contain abstracts of systematic reviews that have been quality-assessed.  Each abstract includes a summary of the review together with a critical commentary about the overall quality.  DARE is a key resource that can be used for answering questions about the effects of specific interventions, whether such questions arise from practice or when making policy. DARE covers a broad range of health related interventions and thousands of abstracts of reviews in fields as diverse as diagnostic tests, public health, health promotion, pharmacology, surgery, psychology, and the organization and delivery of health care. DARE complements the CDSR by quality-assessing and summarizing reviews that have not yet been carried out by The Cochrane Collaboration.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8253
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Collection Policies

 


Please Note: We are in the process of updating our collection policies. Questions may be directed to thlibrary@umich.edu.


Taubman Health Sciences Library - Collection Policies

Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy

Primary Collecting Unit: Taubman Health Sciences Library

Purpose | Language, Geographic and Chronological Coverage | Formats/Types | Selection Criteria | Interdisciplinary Relationships | Cooperative Resources Sharing Relationships
Collecting Levels | Collecting Levels and Access Notes

PURPOSE
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.1 - 3.3]

The Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library owns one of the nation's finest medical collections. Its primary clientele are the faculty, students, research, clinical and administrative staff of the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, and the hospitals and institutes of the Medical Center. It is also a campus and community-wide resource with most services open to all.

This collection policy describes the subjects and types of material that are of primary importance. The purpose of the policy is not to determine which individual items to acquire or provide access to, but to give a general framework within which choices can more easily be made.

The library's focus is on the research, education and clinical literature. The journal literature, both print and electronic is the most current record of advances in knowledge and is therefore emphasized over other published forms in this library.

The Taubman Library is both a working and a historical collection. Its contents reflect the current state of knowledge and practice in each successive period, thus preserving a record of both cultural and scientific development in medicine. Both the development of the general collection policy and the selection of individual titles are made within the context of these guiding principles.

Future developments will reflect an increasing emphasis on access to local and remote resources through traditional and electronic means, rather than just ownership. Some materials will be acquired in electronic rather than print format; funding for these acquisitions will be through the Library's collection budget as well as by shared arrangements with other institutions. The identification of remote electronic resources and the establishment and maintenance of linkages with these resources will become an integral part of the Library's collection development activities.

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LANGUAGE, GEOGRAPHIC AND CHRONOLOGICAL COVERAGE
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.4]

Language, geography and country of origin
The Library acquires basic research and clinical publications in the English language from publishers all over the world.

Date of publication
The intent is to maintain an up-to-date research collection and almost all regular allocations are spent on newly published material. Books that are more than one or two years old are ordered only if especially requested, of content that is unlikely to be out of date, or of lasting historical or reference value.

Current publication of proceedings from meetings held more than two years previously are acquired only if there is an obvious need.

Retrospective purchases are rarely made unless a major deficiency is identified and a current need for the material exists.

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FORMATS/TYPES
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.4]

All formats and types are collected except:
Annual reports, audiovisual programs, examination review books and study guides, fiction, pocket manuals, microforms, models, newsletters, programmed texts, reprints and translations of current monographs or journals.

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SELECTION CRITERIA
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.4]

Factors considered are:

  1. Subject scope and centrality
  2. Need
  3. Readership, substantial authoritative monographs or journals reporting basic research and new findings in clinical medicine and nursing are a high priority. Periodicals that mainly report case studies, procedures, or are generally descriptive are subscribed to more selectively
  4. Bibliographic access, availability through indexing in secondary sources is extremely important.
  5. Quality, as judged by the reputation of authors or editors, their institutional affiliation, the title's relationship to a professional society; up to date references; the quality of illustrations; current holdings in the area.
  6. Use or potential use

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INTERDISCIPLINARY RELATIONSHIPS
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.5]

The Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library is a divisional library within the University Library system. It is one of the health sciences cluster libraries -- which also include the Dentistry and Public Health libraries -- and which work closely together to coordinate collection development, especially in areas of overlapping interest.
The Table of Collecting Levels shown below indicates the location of collections related to specific subfields in the Health Sciences.

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COOPERATIVE RESOURCE SHARING RELATIONSHIPS
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 3.2]

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine
This program is intended to provide health science practitioners, investigators, educators, and administrators in the United States with timely, convenient access to health care and biomedical information resources. The program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and is carried out through a nationwide network of more than 1000 health science libraries and information centers. The network includes eight regional medical libraries. The Taubman Health Sciences Library is a resource library in the Greater Midwest Region of the NN/LM. Through this network the library has access to the holdings of medical libraries throughout the country. OCLC provides information for borrowing books not available at Taubman. Both regional and national union lists of serials give locations for periodicals in the health sciences. A well-established communications network, DOCLINE, makes borrowing among health science libraries efficient.

HealthWeb
Is a cooperative project of the health sciences libraries of the member schools of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) which will provide organized access to evaluated non-commercial, health-related, Internet accessible resources. The resources include those currently available as well as new resources developed in collaboration with other organizations. The health sciences have been divided into discrete areas, and each CIC library has chosen areas in which it excels or plans to excel.

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COLLECTING LEVELS
[See also University Library Policy Statement, sections 4.0]

The collections of the Taubman Health Sciences Library encompass the biomedical literature - the science and practice of medicine and related health care fields. These disciplines form the core of the collection. Exceptions are the fields of dentistry and public health, which are covered by separate campus libraries.

Many other subjects touch upon the biomedical sciences or health care professions. Works in the behavioral and social sciences are often closely related to biomedicine, as are those in the biological sciences. The library selects those materials needed to support ongoing research, teaching, or clinical practice in the medical center.

Some disciplines that are generally out of scope or very peripherally related may have aspects or applications that pertain to core subjects. Examples include computer science, engineering, religion, and law. Only those individual items that are directly related to core areas are acquired.

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COLLECTING LEVELS AND ACCESS NOTES by specific subfield:

MEDICINE
C = Comprehensive level
R = Research level
I = Instructional support level
B = Basic level
M = Minimal level
* HealthWeb area of strength

Univ*PHL, Univ. Illinois-Chicago*

Subject

LC Class

Collecting Level

Related Collections

Administration

RA971

I

PHL

Aerospace medicine

RC

I

Engineering

Allergy

RC584

R

U of Iowa*

Allied health

 

I

 

Alternative Medicine

R733

B

Hatcher

Anatomy & Cell Biology

QM23

R

Science, Dentistry

Anesthesiology

RD81

R

Dentistry, Penn State Univ*

Biological Chemistry

QP09

R

Science

Biomedical Engineering

R

R

Engineering

Biophysics

R

I

Science, Engineering

Biostatistics

RA

I

Dentistry, PHL, Science

Cardiology

RC666

R

 

Clinical Psychology

RC467

R

Hatcher

Death and Dying

HQ

I

Hatcher, Social work

Dentistry

RT

 

Dentistry, Northwestern Univ.

Dermatology

RL

R

Northwestern Univ.*

Emergency medicine

RC86

R

Dentistry, PHL, Indiana Univ.*

Endocrin. & Metabolism

RC648

R

Northwestern Univ.*

Family practice

 

R

Univ. of Wisconsin*

Gastroenterology

RC801

R

Indiana Univ.*

Genetics

QH431

R

Science

Geriatric Medicine

RC952

R

Hatcher, Social Work

Health Sciences Librarianship

 

R

 

Hematology/Oncology

RC633

R

Indiana Univ.*

History of medicine

R131

I

Hatcher, Univ. of Minnesota*

Internal Medicine

RC46

R

Northwestern Univ.*

Infectious disease

RC111

R

PHL, Univ. of Minnesota*

Laboratory Medicine

RB36

I

Science, PHL

Law and Medicine

RA1017

I

Law, PHL, Dentistry

Med. & Biol. Illus.

QM25

I

 

Medical Education

R

R

 

Medical Ethics

R

R

Hatcher, PHL, Penn. State Univ.*

Medical Informatics

R

R

PHL

Medical Social Work

RA

I

Social Work

Medical Sociology

HM

R

PHL, Hatcher

Medicinal Chemistry

RS

R

Science

Microbiol.& Immunol.

QR9

R

PHL., Science, Engineering, Univ of. Minnesota*

Molecular biology

QH

R

Science

Nephrology

 

R

 

Neuroscience

RC334

R

Science

Nuclear Medicine

RC78.7

R

Indiana Univ.*

Nursing

RT

R

 

Nutrition

QP141

I

Public Health, Hatcher

Obstetrics & Gynecology

RG

R

Penn. State Univ.*

Ophthalmology

RE

R

Kellogg, Univ. of Iowa*

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

RK

B

Dentistry

Orthopedics

RD731

R

Univ. of Iowa*

Otolaryngology

RF

R

 

Pain

RT

R

Dentistry

Pathology

RB37

R

Dentistry

Patient education

R727

I

Dentistry

Pediatrics

RJ

R

Dentistry, Northwestern Univ.*

Pharmacology

RM

R

Dentistry

Pharmacy

RS

R

Purdue Univ.*

Phys. Med. & Rehab.

RM

R

Northwestern Univ, Ohio State Univ.*

Physiology

QP

R

Science, Dentistry, Northwestern Univ.*

Psychiatry

RC326

R

Social Work, Hatcher, Univ. Wisconsin*

Public health

RA

B

PHL

Pulmonary medicine

RC732

R

 

Radiation oncology

RC

R

 

Radiology

R78

R

PHL, Dentistry, Indiana Univ.*

Reference

 

R

 

Religion

BL

I

Hatcher

Rheumatology

RC927

R

Indiana Univ.*

Speech & Lang. dis.

RC423

I

Hatcher, Univ. of Iowa*

Substance abuse

HV

I

PHL, Dentistry, Hatcher, Social Work, Univ. of Minnesota*

Surgery

RC

R

Ohio State Univ.*

Toxicology

RA1195

R

PHL

Urology

RC871

R

 

Veterinary medicine

SF609

B

Michigan State Univ.*

 

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