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See also CHLA/ABSC (Canada) 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png | Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC) | List of Canadian health libraries

Associations, in this wiki, refers to associations and professional organizations relevant to health librarianship. In Canada, health librarians typically belong to CHLA/ABSC (Canada) and individual chapters across the country. Health library associations are critical sources of networking and information. Two formal outlets for health librarians to seek understanding of their professional practices are the various published journals such as the Canadian JCHLA/JABSC and the American JMLA. However, health librarians in other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe also publish their own professional journals, and they are worth a close look.


American & international links

Major open access and association journals

Health librarians communicate with each other using newsletters, association journals and blogs. Here are some examples in health librarianship.

  1. BMC-Biomedical Digital Libraries - BioMedCentral, open-access journal
  2. EBLIP Evidence Based Library and Information Practice- open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Canadian librarians
  3. Health Inform - official publication of Australian Health Libraries
  4. Health Information & Libraries Journal - official journal of the Health Libraries Group (HLG); peer-reviewed, international
  5. Igaku Toshokan - official journal of NPO the Japan Medical Library Association.
  6. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet - peer-reviewed journal for consumer health information on the Internet
  7. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries - peer-reviewed journal devoted to access, evaluation, and management of e-resources in medical libraries
  8. Journal of Hospital Librarianship - technical/administrative issues; technology reviews, practical suggestions and innovative strategies to improve hospital/clinical work
  9. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (JCHLA/JABSC) - formerly Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana (1992 - 2001) 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png
  10. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries. (Newsletters to European Health Librarians, free).
  11. Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) - International, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly (formerly Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA).
  12. Medical Reference Services Quarterly - peer-reviewed journal for medical and health librarians in clinical, educational or research settings


  1. Health Information News and Thinking (HINT), Health Sciences Libraries Group, Ireland
  2. HLG Health Libraries Group Newsletter
  3. Inform, Information for the Management of Healthcare, University of Manitoba 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png
  4. Info-Rx: Newsletter of the Health Sciences Libraries 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png
  5. Interim, magazine of the Scottish Health Information Network - SHINE
  6. Libraries for Nursing | LFN Bulletin
  7. Medizin-bibliothek-information (German) to 2004
  8. MLA News, members-only
  9. Newsletters to European Health Librarians (1998-2004) continued as Journal for the European Association for Health Information and Libraries
  10. Newsletter of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. See also Dragonfly, the NN/LM PNR blog.
  11. NLM Technical Bulletin
  12. Ontario Health Libraries Association Newsletter
  13. Saab Memorial Medical Library (SML) Newsletter
  14. Newsletters of the Sections of the Medical Library Association (Consumer Connections, National Network)

Medical informatics journals on the Internet

  1. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
  2. He@lth Information on the Internet
  3. Health informatics journal
  4. International Journal of Medical Informatics
  5. JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  6. JBDC Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration
  7. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
  8. JMIR Journal of Medical Internet Research 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png
  9. Medical Informatics & the Internet in Medicine
  10. Medicine on the Net
  11. Methods of Information in Medicine [German]
  12. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
  13. Informed Librarian Online [monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 275 titles]



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