Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Med Ref Serv Q
Published/Hosted by Haworth Press Inc.
ISSN (printed): 0276-3869. ISSN (electronic): 1540-9597.
This highly acclaimed, peer-reviewed journal is an essential working tool for medical and health sciences librarians. For those professionals who provide reference services to health sciences personnel in clinical, educational, or research settings, Medical Reference Services Quarterly covers topics of current interest and practical value in the areas of reference in medicine and related specialties, the biomedical sciences, nursing, and allied health. This exciting and comprehensive resource regularly publishes brief practice-oriented articles relating to medical reference services, with an emphasis on database searching. Two columns feature the Internet and informatics education. The journal extensively examines the areas of information management education, microcomputer applications to libraries, and end-user searching. Research articles in which practical application is analyzed and clearly presented are also included. Medical Reference Services Quarterly has explored such topics as: use of the Internet for providing medical information; utilization of biomedical databases; administration and management of medical reference services; continuing education of medical reference librarians and online search analysts; clinical medical librarians; marketing medical reference services; staffing for the medical reference department; the informationist and medical reference librarians; bibliographic instruction in health science settings; legal aspects of medical reference; virtual (chat) reference; medical bibliographies; document delivery in health science libraries; patient education; ready reference in health science libraries; medical reference interdependence with medical cataloging; collection management of medical reference monographs and serials.
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