These materials can provide a source of background information as well as additional readings. They can also be a good place to start when you are beginning research in an area you are unfamiliar with.
Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine
This collection describes and analyzes recent breakthroughs in healthcare and biomedicine providing comprehensive coverage and definitions of important issues, concepts, new trends and advanced technologies.
Informatics for the Clinical Laboratory
This title is organized into three sections: the first deals with the concept, organization, and management of laboratory information services; the second with technical aspects of computer systems; and the third with applications. Each chapter contains a glossary and the a comprehensive glossary is compiled at the end of the book.