Guidelines for Biomedical Engineering
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
Collections in Biomedical Engineering support a research agenda consistent with research enterprise at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the field.
Principal research interests of the programs in biomedical engineering are cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, biomedical instrumentation, signal processing, retinal injury due to low level noninonizing sources, orthopedic and structural biomechanics, biomaterials and biocompatibility, cardiovascular hemodynamics, noninvasive diagnostics, mathematical modeling, biological monitoring, dermal absorption of toxicants, occupational and environmental health, radiation biology, safety evaluation for pesticides, trace-metal metabolism, and water contaminants. The collection also supports a high level of student and faculty research in physiology, anatomy, biostatistics, computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, rehabilitation medicine, surgery, dentistry, neurology, and sports medicine.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Emphasis is on current imprints. Older materials, for example, classics, are added to the collection whenever necessary. Journal backfiles are purchased to fill gaps and to augment the collection.
Treatment of Subject.
Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts reporting current research. Upper division texts are acquired selectively. Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal materials with preference for electronic format. Conference proceedings and symposia are also collected. Video materials support teaching and research in the department.
3. Area Resources.There are no comparable resources in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
Resources for Biomedical Engineering are collected at a research level (4).