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- Reference Policy:
- Telephone and mail inquiries are accepted
- Borrowing Privileges:
- Not a lending institution.
- OCLC, CAPCON. The Center developed and maintains BIOETHICSLINE
under contract with the National Library of Medicine.
- Background Note:
- The Library was founded in 1973 with support from the Joseph
P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Currently the Library operates with
contract support from the National Library of Medicine, grant
support from the National Center for Human Genome Research, NIH,
and other private and federal support.
- Books and monographs:
- Over 2,000 books in this collection have religious content.
Publications date primarily from 1973 to the present. Subject
emphases include bioethics, medical ethics, genetics, human experimentation,
and death and dying. The Center collects material on the ethical,
legal, social, and religious aspects of these topics. Two collections
of special note are the Kampelman Collection of Jewish Ethics
and the Shriver Collection of Christian Ethics. The Kampelman
Collection is wide-ranging and is not limited to Jewish bioethics.
The collection of books and articles is almost completely
covered by the computer catalog (1988 to present). The card
catalog covers books from 1973-1991.
- Videos and Sound Recordings:
- Seven videotapes released 1983 to present. This collection is
covered by the Film database.
- Vertical files:
- 3,000 documents, primarily from 1973 to the present covering
the religious aspects of bioethics.
- Databases, CD-ROMS, and other machine-readable sources:
- BIOETHICSLINE on CD-ROM (Silver Platter, Ovid)
contains information on religious aspects of bioethics.
Bioethics--Religious aspects; Catholic Church--History; Catholic Church
and health care; Creationism; Death--Moral and ethical aspects; Death--Religious
aspects; Evolution; Health--Religious aspects; Health--Religious aspects--Catholic
Church; Health--Religious aspects--Judaism; Judaism; Medicine--Religious
aspects; Religion and science; Religion and state; Sex and religion;
Walters, L. Bibliography of Bioethics. Imprint varies:
Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., 1975-1980; New York, NY: Free Press,
1981-1983, Washington, DC: Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 1984-.
Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.
Scope Note Series. Washington, DC: The Institute,