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Health Sciences Interest Group Resources

New Health Sciences Librarians

Tutorials, Guides, Exercises

Repositories for Information Literacy Materials:

Materials for Course Readings and/or Textbook Use:

Information Literacy Videos for Discussion Starters:



Writing for Publication

Finding Journals:

  • Cabells (must have institutional subscription)
  • Ulrich's (must have institutional subscription)
  • Library Literature & Information Science Index (must have institutional subscription)
  • Library, Information Science And Technology Abstracts (must have institutional subscription)

Examples of Alternative Publication Outlets:

Some factors used to establish journal reputation include:

  • Acceptance and rejection rates
  • How long the journal has been publishing
  • Where (in which databases) a journal is indexed
  • How widely the journal is circulated - number of subscribers, libraries that own it
  • How the journal is reviewed - blind peer-review, editorial panel, single editor
  • Intended journal audience - academia, trade, or both
  • JCR Impact Factor (ISI Impact Factor from Journal Citation Reports)

Copyright Information for Authors:

Collection Management

Selecting new materials:

De-selecting (Weeding) the collection:

Books on Collection Development:


Aggregator platforms:
Publisher based platforms:

Embedded Librarianship

Resources for Embedded Librarianship:



Information Literacy Competency