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MLA Publications

Improve your skills, learn about new developments in the profession, and get the latest on MLA services and activities with MLA publications. Join MLA to receive the member version of MLAConnect on the web and a weekly MLAConnect email roundup, plus support the open-access JMLA and access member discounts on all publications.


The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is MLA’s open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal, publishing research relevant to health information professionals.  Find out how to publish in or review for the JMLA.


MLAConnect is MLA’s online publication, featuring the latest resources, professional advice, plus association and member news. View past articles or learn how to submit an article. Selected content from MLAConnect is also sent to members via electronic newsletter weekly.


MLA books cover topics important to medical librarians. Learn more about our books or how to submit a proposal. Purchase MLA books through our copublishers, ALA Neal-Schuman and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Bibkits and Dockits cover more specific health sciences information subjects. Current titles can be purchased in ebook or print formats from the MLA store:

Over 25 older titles are available free to MLA members as e-books.

Caucus Resources

Many of MLA’s 43 caucuses publish resources for their members or the public; visit the caucus public information pages for links. Caucuses with publicly-accessible publications:

Oral Histories

The MLA Oral History Project has published over 75 oral history interviews with key individuals from our profession. Learn more about the project or read summaries of the interviews.

Information for Patients and Health Consumers

When you're searching online for the health information, how can you tell which information is right? What websites should you visit for health information you can trust? For guidance, visit our area for patients and caregivers.