P. J. BISHOP
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To the editor: In his valuable article, "Searching the Literature Comes Before Writing the Literature" (Ann Intern Med 79:917-924, 1973), Beatty has given readers a masterly survey, and by producing such an admirable chart of what are now the rather crowded waters of medical bibliography and indexing, he has placed all users of medical libraries (both readers and librarians) in his debt.
I would, however, like to mention one aspect of the problem he did not mention. This is the importance of the reader ascertaining if the library he is using undertakes any documentation, or recording of references, either in
BISHOP PJ. Library Services. Ann Intern Med. ;80:781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-781_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):781.
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