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District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Resource parents' home visiting guide. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 22 pp.

Annotation: This reference document is supplementary to the formal class training a resource mother receives in preparation for the job. It is intended as an organizer and a reminder of information to be covered for each monthly home visit. Each monthly section contains the following: a list of goals for the visit; materials needed; a sample dialogue; step-by-step guide; and follow-up steps. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (202) 562-3046 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: District of Columbia, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Paraprofessional, Parent support services, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Reference materials, Resource mothers

Etzel RA, Balk SJ,, eds. and American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health. 2012. Pediatric environmental health (3rd ed.). [Elk Grove, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 934 pp.

Annotation: This book, designed to be used by practicing pediatricians, offers information on the role of the environment in the illnesses of childhood and adolescence. The book is organized into five sections. Section 1 offers background information including developmental toxicity, breastfeeding, how to take an environmental history, and how to do a home inventory of environmental hazards. Sections 2 and 3 focus on chemical and physical hazards and on specific environments such as child care settings, preconceptual and prenatal exposures, schools, waste sites, and workplaces. Section 4 addresses a variety of environmental situations including arts and crafts, asthma, cancer, chemical-biological terrorism, environmental disparities, multiple chemical sensitivities, antibiotics in animal agriculture, and environmental threats in developing countries. Section 5 provides information on communicating about environmental hazards. Boxes, figures, and tables present statistical and other information throughout the book. Also included are six appendices, including the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP's) policy statements and technical reports, resources for environmental health, curricula for environmental education in schools, chairs of the AAP committee on environmental health, AAP patient education materials, and more. The book concludes with an index.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Document Number: ISBN 9781581106534.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Asthma, Chemicals, Child health, Environment, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Environmental influences, Environmental pollution, Hazards, Pediatricians, Reference materials

Nunez DW, ed. 2011. Spanish terminology for the dental team = Terminologîa en español para el equipo dental. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 368 pp.

Annotation: This book, which is organized into three parts, describes a sequence of Spanish-language interactions between oral health professionals and patients, beginning with the initial greeting and concluding with language appropriate for specialty appointments. Part 1 focuses on oral, head and neck, and general anatomy. Part 2 covers terminology related to emergency dental visits, examination and assessment, hygiene and preventive dentistry, operative and cosmetic dentistry, implants and other oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and more. Part 3 reviews medical terminology for patient history, medications and pharmacy, and diet and nutrition. Part 4 provides phrases for general communication and administration.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: $34.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-323-06991-5.

Keywords: Dental care, Dictionaries, Oral health, Reference materials, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement. 2011. Public health practice reference. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 50 files.

Annotation: This website provides links to all sections of the Kentucky Public Health Practice Reference, January 2011. The reference contains detailed clinically based information to support patient-centered health care in clinic and community settings. In addition, it provides guidelines, protocols, definitions, and actions to help health professionals and local health departments provide population-based services.

Contact: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Secretary, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621, Telephone: (800) 372-2973 Secondary Telephone: (800) 627-4702 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communities, Health care, Kentucky, Public health, Reference materials, State programs

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. [2010]. Quick guide to health literacy. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This reference guide is designed for government employees, grantees, and contractors, and community partners working in health care and public health fields. It is divided into three sections. The first section contains a series of fact sheets on health literacy including a basic overview of key concepts and definitions and information on health literacy and health outcomes. The second section contains strategies for improving health literacy. Topics include improving the usability of health information and health services, building knowledge to improve health decisionmaking, and advocating for health literacy in organizations. The final section contains a list of resources including websites, research studies, and additional publications on health literacy.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Health literacy, Reference materials

American Psychological Association. 2010. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 272 pp.

Annotation: This publication manual presents the style manual used by the American Psychological Association (APA). It is used by students and writers in psychology, the other behavioral and social sciences, nursing, criminology, and personnel areas. This edition of the manual includes new material reflecting current technological tools, recent language issues, and publishing standards. The manual contains sections on the content and organization of manuscripts, the expression of ideas, the APA editorial style, and manuscript preparation and production.

Keywords: Reference materials, Style manuals

Huber JT, Boorkman JA, Blackwell J. 2008. Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences. (5th ed.). New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publisher, 386 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses health science reference and information sources in various formats. The book is organized into three sections which cover the organization and management of the reference collection, bibliographic sources, and information sources. Topics covered are bibliographic sources for monographs and periodicals; indexing, abstracting, and digital database resources; U.S. government documents and technical reports; and conferences, reviews and translations. Information is also given for the following sources: terminology, handbooks, manuals, drug information, consumer health, medical and health statistics, directories and biographical sources, history, and grants. Specific sources are cited, and evaluated. The sources covered are in print, electronic, audiovisual, and multimedia formats. Appendices include a health sciences reference collections survey, frequently occurring health statistics terms, and a vital and health statistic series. An index is provided.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN (13) 978-1-55570-636-4; ISBN (10) 1-55570-636-3.

Keywords: Health sciences libraries, Information sources, Libraries, Library services, Reference materials, Reference services

Oregon Public Health Division. 2008. English-Spanish glossary of commonly used terms: Vol. 1, ed. 8. Portland, WA: Oregon Public Health Division, 28 pp.

Annotation: This English-Spanish glossary includes commonly used words and expressions, medical terms, and technical government terms. It is intended to promote uniformity in language use and to avoid misinterpretations in Spanish-language materials used by the Oregon Public Health Division.

Contact: Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, 800 North East Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (971) 673-1222 Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372 Fax: (971) 673-1299 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dictionaries, Reference materials, Spanish language materials

Physicians for Social Responsibility. [2007]. Healthy Environment, Healthy Child: Pediatric environmental health toolkit for primary health care providers and patients. Washington, DC: Physicians for Social Responsibility,

Annotation: This toolkit comprises reference guides for health professionals and health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Contents for professionals include a desk reference card, anticipatory guidance pocket card, posters, and a background paper on key concepts in pediatric environmental health. A toolkit training program for health professionals is also available. Prescription slips and magnets with tips on prevention for families are provided in English and Spanish.

Contact: Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1012, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (202) 667-4260 Fax: (202) 667-4201 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Child health, Educational materials, Environmental exposure, Health education, Infant health, Injury prevention, Reference materials, Spanish language materials

North Dakota Health Department, Oral Health Program. 2007–. Fluoride varnish. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Health Department, Oral Health Program,

Annotation: This section of the North Dakota Oral Health Program Web site contains resources on fluoride varnish. Resources for health professionals include a fluoride varnish reference guide, risk-assessment tool, Medicaid reimbursement guidelines, the North Dakota legal authorities to apply fluoride varnish, a sample consent form and standing medical order, and a list of supplies. A research brief on the evidence base for fluoride varnish and a brochure and fact sheet for parents and other caregivers of young children are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Fluorides, Forms, Guidelines, Medicaid, Oral health, Parental consent, Parents, Reference materials, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, State legislation, State programs

Bronte-Tinkew J, Horowitz A, Redd Z, Moore KA, Valladares S. 2007. A glossary of research terms for out-of-school time program practitioners. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 5 pp. (Research-to-results fact sheet; publication no. 2007-02)

Annotation: This glossary of common research and evaluation terms serves as a quick reference guide for facing the challenges of program accountability. Additional resources and references are also provided.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Reference materials, Research methodology

Catalyst Center. 2007. Medicaid as a second language: A slightly irreverent guide to common Medicaid terms, acronyms and abbreviations. Boston, MA: Catalyst Center, 16 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is designed for those interested in financing care for children and youth with special health care needs at the state level -- particularly through the Medicaid program -- provides definitions of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms that are relevant to Medicaid. The guide begins with an overview of some of the basic structural features of Medicaid and follows with a glossary. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Boston University School of Public Health, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02218-2526, Telephone: (617) 638-1930 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Dictionaries, Federal programs, Language, Medicaid, Reference materials

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. 2006-. Federal Register thesaurus of indexing terms. Washington, DC: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,

Annotation: This thesaurus is a basic indexing vocabulary for Federal regulations which are published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. The indexing terms are intended to express and organize the often technical regulatory concepts in research terms familiar to the lay person. It has two sections; an alphabetical list of all indexing terms and a grouping of terms under broad categories.

Contact: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20408, Telephone: (202) 523-5227 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal government, Reference materials, Regulations, Thesauri

McGlasson D. 2006. Oral health resources and information for Kansas medical professionals. Hutchinson, KS: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, 11 pp.

Annotation: This reference guide focuses on oral health referral sources and fluoride varnish information and resources for non-oral-health professionals. The guide was adapted from a 2004 supplement to the American Association of Family Physicians Home Study Monogram to encourage the expansion of oral health preventive measures in Kansas. Topics include the role of fluoride varnish in preventing tooth decay; indications for the use of fluoride varnish; the importance of fluoride; the safety, history, advantages, and disadvantages of fluoride varnish; and fluoride-varnish products and protocols. A list of suggested equipment and materials and steps in applying fluoride varnish are included. A quick reference guide to fluoride varnish facts; online oral-health-training information; definitions for non-oral-health professionals; and a list of fact sheets, pamphlets, journal articles, and other publications are also provided.

Contact: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, P.O. Box 1384, 100 East First, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1384, Telephone: (800) 369-7191 Secondary Telephone: (316) 662-8586 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Dental education, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Kansas, Oral health, Protocols, Reference materials, Resources for professionals

Song Y. 2003. Building better Web sites: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman, 300 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (How-to-do-it manuals for librarians; no. 123)

Annotation: This book addresses the principles of remote library services and the techniques of creating and maintaining a library Web site. It is designed to show readers how to create functional and appealing Web pages, develop and incorporate interactive features, and integrate multimedia elements and databases. It is divided into the following chapters: (1) building and maintaining better library Web sites, (2) learning and mastering HTML basics, (3) moving beyond HTML, (4) designing Web graphics, (5) exploring inventive Web formats and multimedia, (6) investigating advanced Web technologies, and (7) planning for the future of building better library Web sites. Five appendices contain resources, a description of Web file formats, a glossary, a Dreamweaver tutorial, and an index. The book includes figures to enhance the text and also contains a CD-ROM.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: Web Site: $59.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-55570-466-2.

Keywords: CD-ROMs, Design, Interactive media, Libraries, Reference materials, World Wide Web

Greenberg SJ, Gallagher PE, comps. 2002. History of health sciences. (2nd rev. ed.). Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 142 pp. (MLA BibKit no. 5)

Annotation: This book is designed for librarians and their patrons and is divided into four chapters. Chapter one includes descriptions of 20 important bibliographic sources that make up a ready reference shelf on the history of the health sciences for the frontline public services librarian. Chapters two and three include descriptions of 150 primary sources and 120 secondary sources in the history of the health sciences. Chapter 4 includes Web links to sites related to the history of the health sciences. A 3-1/2 inch diskette is also included.

Contact: Medical Library Association, 225 East Wacker Place, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-9094 Fax: (312) 419-8950 E-mail: Web Site: $27.00, includes shipping and handling.

Keywords: Health sciences libraries, History, Library services, Medicine, Reference materials, Resources for professionals

Barclay DA, Halsted DD. 2001. The Medical Library Association consumer health reference service handbook and CD-ROM. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 197 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This resource handbook is designed for librarians and others who help the general public locate consumer health information. It covers standard resources for answering health-related questions, discusses the art of the health-reference interview, and touches on such related matters as the legal implications of providing health information to consumers. The handbook provides librarians with resources in consumer health in three parts. Part one discusses consumer health essentials such as decoding medical terminology, understanding health concerns of a variety of diseases, and exploring complementary and alternative medicine. The second part provides recommended resources in both electronic and print formats, and includes a section focused on children's health. Part three gives specific tips for librarians on providing consumer healthcare information including the creation of services, evaluating resources, creating publications, and building successful consumer health Web sites. This handbook also contains a CD-ROM which includes a Web-ready HTML list of recommended health Web sites and a template of the Hathaway Medical Center Library Consumer Health Web Site for use in Web design.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-5570-418-2.

Keywords: Alternative medicine, Audiovisual materials, CD-ROMs, Child health, Consumer education materials, Diseases, Information services, Information sources, Library services, Medical terminology, Reference materials, Resource materials, World Wide Web

Sears JL, Moody MK. 2001. Using government information sources: Electronic and print. (3rd ed.). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 536 pp.

Annotation: This reference guide to U.S. government publications and information is designed for both beginning and experienced researchers. Its purpose is to provide a guide to the most commonly used government information sources and an introduction to related search strategies. Chapters are grouped into four search strategy categories: the subject search, the agency search, the statistical search, and special techniques. Sources of information are grouped into small subcategories of similar or related material, each with a checklist of sources and a narrative discussion. The checklist provides full bibliographic information for each title in the subcategory.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Government information, Government publications, Information services, Information sources, Reference materials

Ammer C. 2000. The new A-to-Z of women's health: A concise encyclopedia. (4th ed.). Alameda, CA: Hunter House, 608 pp.

Annotation: This encyclopedia is designed to answer women's questions about their bodies and health. It strives to be comprehensive in providing information for all aspects of women's health from birth through old age. Over 1, 000 entries cover such areas as reproduction, childbirth, contraception, and conditions that affect women more than men. Historical, political, and medical histories are given on selected topics such as abortion, breastfeeding and the self-help movement. The book contains very few illustrations.

Contact: Hunter House, P.O. Box 2914, Alameda, CA 94501, Telephone: (510) 865-5282 Secondary Telephone: (800) 266-5592 Fax: (510) 865-4295 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89793-089-4.

Keywords: Encyclopedias, Reference materials, Women's health

Association of American Publishers, Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee. 2000. The new and updated copyright primer: A survival guide to copyright and the permissions process. Washington, DC: Association of American Publishers, 101 pp.

Annotation: This revised edition provides a reference for copyright and permission licensing. Topics include an overview of copyright law, registration, renewals, reversion of rights, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Sonny Bono Term Extension Act, amendments concerning exemptions for the blind, and the Copyright Office report on digital distance education. Contents also include a chart listing international treaties on copyright, sample letters and contracts, resource listings, and a glossary.

Contact: Association of American Publishers, 50 F Street, N.W. Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 347-3375 Fax: (202) 347-3690 E-mail: Web Site: $15.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-933636-37-7.

Keywords: Copyright, Guidelines, Reference materials

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