Guidelines for Psychiatry
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
To support instruction, patient care, and clinical research in the graduate medical degree (MD) program specializing in psychiatry. The program also sponsors a post-graduate one-year internship.
The collection serves primarily the faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Psychiatry. However, psychiatry relates closely to other medical specialties such as internal medicine, family medicine, neurology and pediatrics as well as to many scientific disciplines that contribute to the understanding of mental disorders. These include psychology, social work, nursing, epidemiology, anthropology, sociology, genetics, and biochemistry. Collegial ties are maintained with the academic campus through the College of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Social Work.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of psychiatric publications and research. When foreign language materials of major importance are translated, these English translations are acquired. Original foreign language materials, especially Russian, German, and French, are purchased selectively, as the budget permits. When the English translation is acquired first, the publication in the original language usually is not purchased.
Primary emphasis of psychiatry materials is on the twentieth century. However, retrospective purchasing of nineteenth century titles, especially in the form of reprints and microforms, occurs as the budget permits.
The mainstream of research and publication in psychiatry has been in the United States, western Europe, and the Soviet Union. However, there are no geographical distinctions within the subject matter. There is selective purchasing from other geographic areas.
Primary emphasis is on the twentieth century, but nineteenth century works of historical significance are collected also. Retrospective purchasing is selective and involves microforms or reprints rather than original format.
Treatment of Subject.
Professional materials dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and study of mental diseases are collected. The history and development of the discipline, the classification and diagnosis of mental disorders, the biologic (somatotherapy) and psychologic (verbal) therapeutic approaches to psychiatric treatments, and the psychodynamic, sociocultural, biologic, and behavioral approaches to psychiatry are collected. Popular or self improvement "psychoanalytic" titles are not purchased for the collection.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Most materials acquired for the psychiatry collection are in the form of books and periodicals. Special emphasis is on periodicals. Hardcopy is preferred over microform; however, microform is purchased if the hard copy cannot be acquired because of physical or budgetary reasons. Reprints are considered if the library does not have original copy or if the library copy is in unusable condition. The collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, abstracts, indexes, directories, annual reviews of the literature, and handbooks. Proceedings or reports of conferences, symposia, and international congresses are also collected. Other instructional and research formats for the collection include online databases, data sets, CD-ROM products, films, videos, and audio cassettes. Some patient education materials are purchased. Since there is overlap between the disciplines of clinical psychology and psychiatry, some duplication may occur.
3. Area Resources.
Faculty and students also have access to the specialized collections of the Center for Research Libraries. CRL is a cooperative research library that acquires, stores, preserves, and provides bibliographic access to a collection which supplements and complements the collections of the major research libraries of North America.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Psychiatry||RC321-438; RC451.4-576; Z6664||B||B|
|Clinical Psychology (includes Special Therapies)||RC435-576||B||B|
|Mental Disorders of Children and Adolescents||RJ499-506||B||B|
|Orthopedics, Exercise Therapy||RD736||C1||B|
|Pediatrics, Physical Therapy||RJ53||C1||B|
|Physical Therapy (includes Physical Medicine)||RM695-999||B||B|
Collection -centered; list-checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. Vol. 5. Chicago: American Library Association, 1988.
Haselbauer, Kathleen. A Research Guide to the Health Sciences. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Science Citation Index 1988 Guide. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1989.
Meninger, Karl A. Guide to Psychiatric Books in English. 3d ed. New York: Grune and Stratton, 1972.
Blake, John B. Medical Reference Works 1679-1966: a Selective Bibliography. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1967.
Sacks, Michael. Core Readings in Psychiatry.New York: Praeger, 1983.