Brandon/Hill Selected List of Nursing Books and Journals.
N ursing Outlook readers who are interested in developing collections of nursing books and journals need no introduction to the list of 355 books and 84 journals that follows the Brandon/ Hill list. More than 18 years have elapsed since Alfred N. Brandon and I published the first "Selected List of Nursing Books and Journals" in Nursing Outlook in 1979.1 The positive response over the years by both nurses and librarians has been overwhe lming . We have been genu ine ly pleased that our work has been accepted by so many colleagues as a reliable source for developing print nursing collections. In fact, the 1998 update is being published in the January/February issue of Nursing Outlook rather than the March/April issue because many people have to spend their book money early in the calendar year, and they believe that having early access to the nursing list would make it more useful to them. The goal of this list has not changed since its first publication. Then and now, it is intended to be a selection guide for individuals, sometimes with little background knowledge, who are charged with the responsibility of choosing nursing publications for a library or a departmental collection. It is not presented as a "standard" or the "one-and-only" nursing collection. Hypothetically, if I were charged with the task of developing a current nursing book and journal collection, these are the books and journals I would have chosen at the time the manuscript was submitted for publication.