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Collection Development Policy Statement: Allied Health

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the Subject
No restrictions, although the emphasis is on current theories and research.

B. Languages of Resources Collected
Most materials are acquired in English.

C. Geography of the Subject
The geographical emphasis is primarily North American, but European, Latin American and other areas are covered when they are important to a particular subject.

D. Format of the Resources Collected
All appropriate formats, including print, electronic, and video are collected. Online materials are increasingly of primary importance, although physical format materials are still collected.   Some types of publications such as textbooks, reprints, dissertations, non-print materials (videotapes, slides, films, sound and recordings) are generally not purchased unless requested or needed for particular procedures.

Research data - particularly MSU-generated data that is not already openly available or that cannot/will not be placed in exisiting research data repositories - may be collected, although HIPAA Privacy laws may preclude the collection of clinical data. For additional guidelines, please see MSU's Digital Research Data Collection Development Policy.

E. Date of Publication of Resources Collected
Emphasis is on current publications at present.

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