The author of this volume is assistant in the Library of the Royal College of Medicine. He is a firm believer in the idea that those who use libraries should prepare their own bibiliographies. The author describes the development of various medical indexes and discusses uses of these indexes and the location of periodical literature, and then the compilation of medical bibliographies. He also describes the methods of using card catalogues in medical libraries. Two appendixes list the available indexes and abstracting journals and the medical libraries of Great Britain. There is also a bibliography of works on the consultation of medical literature.