Free or Low Cost Health Information: Sources for Printed Materials on 512 Topics

Free or Low Cost Health Information: Sources for Printed Materials on 512 Topics

by Carol Smallwood
     
 

Whether you are a librarian at a public library helping a patron or a librarian at a small high school needing to build a vertical file or a teacher conducting an AIDS education course, this book can help locate a variety of printed information—free or costing less than $15—on physical health, mental health and safety. A broad range of health topics are

Overview

Whether you are a librarian at a public library helping a patron or a librarian at a small high school needing to build a vertical file or a teacher conducting an AIDS education course, this book can help locate a variety of printed information—free or costing less than $15—on physical health, mental health and safety. A broad range of health topics are covered, such as sex education, immunization, vitamins, first aid, nutrition, drug abuse, pregnancy. Each entry provides mailing address, telephone and fax numbers; TDD/TTY telephone numbers are also given when appropriate. This information is followed by a description of the information available, along with any charges or restrictions on acquisition. The subject and source indexes include extensive cross references for further utility.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
up-to-date...convenient.... For all health collections
ARBA
detailed table of contents and a subject and source index make it easy to locate specific material...a source that public and school librarians, teachers, and health educators will appreciate
Choice
easily understandable...easy to read...useful.... Suitable for reference collections
Booknews
Compiles approximately 1,400 sources for printed materials on physical and mental health and safety when there is little or no money for purchases. Entries are alphabetically arranged and provide mailing address, telephone and fax numbers; TDD/TTY telephone numbers, if available; and a description of the information offered and an indication of any charges or restrictions. Topics include AIDS, drug abuse, first aid, immunization, nutrition, pregnancy, sex education, vitamins, and 500-plus others. Subject and source indexes include extensive cross-references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786403097
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books and journal articles. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries.

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