I was gathering this info for someone else, thought this might be of
interest to the list.  If you learn of other resources, even overseas
resources and/or core book lists in other languages, please let me know.

Subject-Based Resource Lists from MLA (huge list)

Hill DR, Stickell HN.
Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals in allied health.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2003 Jan;91(1):18-33.

Hill DR, Stickell HN.
Brandon/Hill selected list of print nursing books and journals.
Nurs Outlook. 2002 May-Jun;50(3):100-13.

Hill DR, Stickell HN.
Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2001 Apr;89(2):131-53.

Grodzinski A.
A medical book collection for physician assistants.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2001 Jul;89(3):277-86.

Estabrook AD.
Psychiatric resources: a core list for the small psychiatric hospital
library. Med Ref Serv Q. 1999 Fall;18(3):79-84.

Fennewald J, Kasar J.
Building an occupational therapy library collection. Am J Occup Ther. 2001
(Don't know if it includes a core list of titles.)

Complementary/Alternative health core list. Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana
(BMC). 1999 Fall; 21(1).

Guidelines for Vision Science Libraries
Includes opening day collections, journal titles, and more.

Core List for Audio-Visual Collections (for Vision Science)

Johnson RC, Mason FO, Sims RH.
A basic list of recommended books and journals for support of clinical
dentistry in a nondental library.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1997 Jul;85(3):233-8.

Recommended library and electronic resources for occupational and
environmental physicians. ACOEM Committee report. American College of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
J Occup Environ Med. 1997 May;39(5):469-79.

Dorsch JL. Pifalo V. Information needs of rural health professionals: a
retrospective use study. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
85(4):341-7, 1997 Oct.

Keeran KM. Development of core lists of periodicals. Nursing Journal of
India. 78(8):213-5, 1987 Aug. (might list titles, I don't know for sure)

CAPHIS Collection Development
Links to consumer health bibliographies

Core Lists for Consumer Health

Core Collection of Recommended [Consumer Health] Titles

Consumer Health Collection Guide (includes Canadian materials)

Core Consumer Health Bibiography for Public Libraries

Consumer Health core lists

Bibliography Sources for Age & Aging

Core List for Evidence-Based Practice

Shearer BS, Nagy SP. Developing an academic medical library core journal
collection in the (almost) post-print era: the Florida State University
College of Medicine Medical Library experience. J Med Libr Assoc. 2003

Libraries for Nursing (LFN) is presently working with Tomlinsons to produce
a new core list for nursing. I expect it will be published in the next few
months. Details will be posted on LIS-MEDICAL when it is available.
Caroline Lynch Libraries for Nursing

Basic Core List & Extended Core List (being updated)

Core List of Books in Health Economics

Core List of Books & Journals for Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy)

Core List of Sources on AIDS and HIV

Core List of Anesthesia Books & Journals

Core Health Economics and

Core Health Policy

Core List for an Environmental Science Collection (includes sections for
Health & Toxicology, Risk Assessment, etc.)

Core Public Health Journal Project

Similar articles are indexed under the MeSH, Book Selection OR Library
Collection Development OR the keyword Brandon Hill.  You can also try a
keyword search on core list* AND librar*.  Some of these articles have
comments (letters to the editor); you might want to check those out, too.

Core List of Websites for Hospital Libraries

Drug, Pharmaceutical, and Pharmacy-Related Sites: A Webliography of Core

Older articles:
[No authors listed] Health care administration: a core collection. American
Hospital Association Resource Center. Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1989

Cook S. A core list of periodicals for health-care management libraries.
Health Libraries Review. 4(1):14-25, 1987 Mar.

Greenwood P. Mansheim R. The small psychiatric library: sources of
literature and core list. [Journal Article. Bibliography] Behavioral &
Social Sciences Librarian. 6(1/2):31-6, 1986 Fall-Winter.

Kronenfeld MR, Watson JE, Macera CA, Kronenfeld JJ. A recommended core book
list for public health libraries. Med Ref Serv Q. 1985 Summer;4(2):39-52.

Kronenfeld MR, Watson JE, Kronenfeld JJ. A journal core list for health
administration libraries. Med Ref Serv Q. 1984 Summer;3(2):17-29.

Usdin BT. Core lists of medical journals: a comparison. Bull Med Libr Assoc.
1979 Apr;67(2):212-7.

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Take care,


Tanya Feddern, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L
Evidence-Based Medicine Assistant Professor; Reference & Education Services
University of Miami School of Medicine, Louis Calder Memorial Library