Collection Management

Author: G. E. Gorman

Publisher: Lanham, MD. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The International Yearbook of Library and Information Management is a newly commissioned thematic, refereed annual covering emerging trends, best practice, and future scenarios in the broad field of library science and information management. The inaugural volume of this authoritative new publication provides a timely and forward-looking focus on the theme of collection management. This broad subject area will be examined from a variety of perspectives including a narrative bibliography on the topic supported by a range of 18 historical, analytical, evaluative and provocative essays that tell us where we have been, where we are, and where we seem to be going. Topics addressed include people, principles, and problems; electronic publications, access, and acquisitions; co-operative collection management; evaluation and weeding; and preservation and archives. Contributors are an internationally respected panel of researchers, practitioners, and academics.

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309453070

Category: Science

Page: 486

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Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the short- and long-term health effects of cannabis use remains elusive. While a myriad of studies have examined cannabis use in all its various forms, often these research conclusions are not appropriately synthesized, translated for, or communicated to policy makers, health care providers, state health officials, or other stakeholders who have been charged with influencing and enacting policies, procedures, and laws related to cannabis use. Unlike other controlled substances such as alcohol or tobacco, no accepted standards for safe use or appropriate dose are available to help guide individuals as they make choices regarding the issues of if, when, where, and how to use cannabis safely and, in regard to therapeutic uses, effectively. Shifting public sentiment, conflicting and impeded scientific research, and legislative battles have fueled the debate about what, if any, harms or benefits can be attributed to the use of cannabis or its derivatives, and this lack of aggregated knowledge has broad public health implications. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids provides a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis. This report provides a research agendaâ€"outlining gaps in current knowledge and opportunities for providing additional insight into these issuesâ€"that summarizes and prioritizes pressing research needs.

Minutes of the Meeting

Author: Association of Research Libraries

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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V. 52 includes the proceedings of the conference on the Farmington Plan, 1959.

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber,Susan Swogger

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

Handbook of Research on Critical Examinations of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Author: Uddin, Md. Sahab,Amran, Md. Shah

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522552839

Category: Medical

Page: 597

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Neurodegeneration is a key feature of several diseases that are referred to as neurodegenerative diseases. The process of neurodegeneration is not well-understood so the diseases that stem from it have, as yet, no cures. As such, studying the effects of these disorders can provide insight into the treatment, prevention, and future opportunities and challenges in this growing field. The Handbook of Research on Critical Examinations of Neurodegenerative Disorders is a critical scholarly resource that provides an extensive explanation of various neurodegenerative disorders based on existing studies to clarify etiology, pathological mechanisms, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, as well as current status and future opportunities and challenges. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as dementia, mitochondrial dysfunction, and risk factors, this book is geared towards neurobiologists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists, medical professionals, academicians, and researchers seeking research on the complexity of neurodegenerative disorders.

Cultural and Sociological Aspects of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Author: Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317840461

Category: Psychology

Page: 94

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In this highly informative book on the sociocultural interactions between alcoholism and drug abuse, experts explore the relationship of such factors as ethnicity, family, religion, and gender to chemical abuse and address important implications for treatment.

Health Literacy

A Prescription to End Confusion

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Health Literacy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133319

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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To maintain their own health and the health of their families and communities, consumers rely heavily on the health information that is available to them. This information is at the core of the partnerships that patients and their families forge with today’s complex modern health systems. This information may be provided in a variety of forms â€" ranging from a discussion between a patient and a health care provider to a health promotion advertisement, a consent form, or one of many other forms of health communication common in our society. Yet millions of Americans cannot understand or act upon this information. To address this problem, the field of health literacy brings together research and practice from diverse fields including education, health services, and social and cultural sciences, and the many organizations whose actions can improve or impede health literacy. Health Literacy: Prescription to End Confusion examines the body of knowledge that applies to the field of health literacy, and recommends actions to promote a health literate society. By examining the extent of limited health literacy and the ways to improve it, we can improve the health of individuals and populations.

Cocaine

Pharmacology, Addiction, and Therapy

Author: Mark Galanter,Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317735730

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Here is a timely volume that reviews the current state of knowledge of cocaine use. Some of the country’s leading authorities on cocaine use and abuse examine the pharmacology and neurochemistry of central stimulant abuse with a focus on the specific effects of cocaine. They also address recent experiences concerning the epidemiology of cocaine use from several different databases. This highly useful and informative book also explains the effectiveness of the existing diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Women and Children

Author: Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317774019

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Here is a timely volume that examines the problems of substance abuse in women and children, with a particular emphasis on the role played by the family in the development and perpetuation of the problem.

Opiate Receptors, Neurotransmitters, and Drug Dependence

Basic Science-Clinical Correlates

Author: Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317840828

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Experts address the role of neuromodulators and opiate receptors in alcohol and drug dependence. They present innovative research techniques, new discoveries, and possible clinical correlates that allow for a much greater understanding of the clinical phenomena surrounding alcohol and narcotic use. Included in this thought-provoking volume are a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the endogenous opiates, their interactions with the opiate receptors, and the potential relationship that these substances might have in promoting the development of dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal; the translation of the basic physiologic findings occuring during withdrawal to treatment of withdrawal symptoms in the clinical setting; and a physiological explanation for the rationale of using clonidine and naltrexone to accelaerate the detoxification process without undue discomfort.

When the Focus is on Care

Palliative Care and Cancer

Author: John L. Shuster,Bonnie Teschendorf,Kathleen M. Foley,Anthony Back,Nessa Coyle,Eduardo Bruera

Publisher: Amer Cancer Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 338

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How to live well with cancer--from diagnosis to its final stages The goal of palliative care is to help you and your family experience the best quality of life possible throughout the course of your disease by controlling pain and symptoms, relieving suffering, and enabling you to live your life as normal as possible. When the Focus Is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer explains how you can benefit from palliative care. Written in a sensitive and conversational fashion, this book addresses your questions about progressive illness, making informed decisions and getting good medical care, accessing supportive care resources, and managing symptoms and side effects. It discusses coping strategies, performing a life review and leaving a legacy, talking to loved ones about cancer and dying, and coming to terms with your mortality. This book provides the information, support, and tools you need to cope and live well with cancer, even when the disease is not responsive to treatment.

That All May Read

Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped People

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: Washington : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blind

Page: 518

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Provision of library service to blind and physically handicapped individuals is an ever-developing art/science requiring a knowledge of individual needs, a mastery of information science processes and techniques, and an awareness of the plethora of available print and nonprint resources. This book is intended to bring together a composite overview of the needs of individials unable to use print resources and to describe current and historic practices designed to meet those needs. - Preface.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107948

Category:

Page: 350

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A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.

The Library

A Catalogue of Wonders

Author: Stuart Kells

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1640090215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"If you think you know what a library is, this marvellously idiosyncratic book will make you think again." —The Sydney Morning Herald Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien, Umberto Eco, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Ancient libraries, grand baroque libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, their prizes, their secrets, and their fate. To research this book, Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day “Library Tourists.” Kells discovered that all the world’s libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries. More important, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It’s a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.