These are the guidelines by which resources are purchased for the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the Seattle Campus. The HSL operates on the principle of One Library: Three Campuses; learn more about the UW Libraries Collection Management Principles and Strategies.
The HSL 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:
Purchase recommendations can be made via the Purchase Recommendation Form.
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: