Guidelines for Anatomy
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The anatomy collection supports faculty research and instruction up to the doctoral level. The Anatomy Department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in anatomy and provides instruction to students in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. A program in orthopaedic physical therapy is also offered. Virtually all other departments in the health sciences have an interest in the anatomy collection, particularly the Departments of Physiology, Surgery, Neurology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ophthalmology, and Physical Therapy. Concentration for the School of Medicine is in gross anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and Cytology. Concentration for the School of Dentistry is in head and neck anatomy, microscopic anatomy, and neuroanatomy. The Anatomy Department offers Principles of Human Anatomy primarily for pharmacy students.
The principal research interests of the Department of Anatomy: ultrastructural and immunocytochemical studies of ovary, uterus, and placenta; maternal accommodations to implantation; experimental embryology; neonatal immunity; comparative neuroanatomy and CNS connectivity; neuroendocrinology; anatomical substratum of analgesia; structural and functional studies of the cerebral vasculature and axonal change in CNS trauma; neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of eye movement; eye differentiation; synaptology; maturation in the central nervous system; ontogeny of the immune system; immunohematology; immune dysfunction and malignancy; and carcinogenesis.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of the collection. In areas of particular concentration, materials in other languages may be collected if no translations are available. Facsimile or reprint editions of classic works in foreign languages may also be selectively acquired.
Treatment of Subject.
Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Upper division texts are acquired selectively. Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts reporting current research.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal formats. Indexes, abstracts, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, bibliographies, data tables and charts, anatomical atlases, as well as conference proceedings and symposia are also collected. Acquisition of periodicals takes precedence over that of monographs. Dissertations are added only by special request. Audio-visual anatomy materials, principally videotapes and slide-audio tapes, are also collected and housed in the Learning Resource Centers.
3. Area Resources.
There are no comparable resources in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|General Human Anatomy||QM1-511||B||B|
|Human and Comparative Histology||QM550-575||B||B|
|Human Embryology Orthopaedia. Orthopaedic Surgery.||QM601-691||B||B|
Primary sources for assessment:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. Vol. 5. Chicago: American Library Association, 1988.
Haselbauer, Kathleen. A Research Guide to the Health Sciences. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Science Citation Index 1988 Guide.
Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1989.
Medical Library Association. "Selected List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library 1989/1990." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association vol. 77, no. 2 (April 1989).