Four San Antonio health sciences librarians contributed to a new reference book – The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences. Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries at the UT Health Science Center, is one of three associate editors. Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library Services; Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services; and Jayson Felty, Information Services Librarian at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute; all contributed to the General Reference section of the book which includes bibliographic, indexing, abstracting, terminology, statistical, directory, biographical, and grant resources.
The MLA Guide describes 2,011 authoritative books, journals, databases, and Internet resources in the health sciences literature including the clinical specialties, subspecialties, basic sciences, and emerging disciplines. The book is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography, rather the 108 contributors were limited to selecting a maximum of the ten best books, journals and other resources in their discipline.
The recently released book was edited by Laurie Thompson, Assistant Vice President for Library Services at the UT Southwestern Library. Mori Lou Higa, Manager, Collection Development at UT Southwestern, and Esther Carrigan, Associate Dean and Director of the Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library, were also associate editors.