These are the guidelines by which resources are purchased for the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the Seattle Campus. For more questions or information, contact the Health Sciences Collections Manager. Purchase recommendations can be made via the Purchase Recommendation Form.
The Health Sciences Library is committed to providing current, authoritative and relevant information resources for the clinical care, teaching and research missions for the following University of Washington groups:
Health Sciences is a broad topic that encompass bench to bedside information focused on health where the information gathered at the bench is translated into direct care of the individual, family and society at large. It is an interdisciplinary field which can include biology, chemistry and physics to nursing, medicine, sociology, psychology to public and global health. The ultimate aim is to improve the human condition from the individual level to the population level.
The Health Sciences Library follows the National Library of Medicine Classification System but will evaluate resources in these Library of Congress Classifications: