Guidelines for Biostatistics
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 biostatistics collection supports an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Principal research interests of the department are response surface applications to cancer treatment, correlation analysis, sequential analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical analysis of toxicology studies, multidimensional scaling, linear models, categorical data analysis, statistical analysis of clinical trials, epidemiological and demographic research, applications of Bayesian statistics to the medical sciences, robust statistics, stochastic modeling, time series analysis, and statistical computing. Required courses in biostatistics with an emphasis in epidemiology are offered to students in the Schools of Medicine and Basic Health Sciences. Students in the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing may also take courses in biostatistics. The biostatistics collection is used by students and faculty in the Departments of Biostatistics and Mathematical Sciences. The collection also supports a high level of student and faculty research in microbiology and immunology, toxiocology, hospital administration, and psychiatry, as well as history, education, sociology, social work, biology, and geography.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Treatment of Subject.
Both lower and upper division textbooks are acquired selectively. Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts and journals reporting current research and research methods.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal formats. Indexes, abstracts, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, bibliographies, data tables and charts, atlases, as well as conference proceedings and symposia are also collected. Acquisition of serials takes precedence over that of monographs. Audio-visual materials, principally videotapes, slides, 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|
|Statistical Methods: Microbiology, Virology||QR72||B||B|
|Statistical Methods: Immunology||QR183.5||B||B|
|Medicine and the State. Regulation. Licensure. Statistics||RA390-409||B||B|
|Statistical Methods: Epidemiology||RA652.2M3||B||B|
|Statistical Methods: Toxicology||RA1199.4.S73||B||B|
|Statistical Methods: Dentistry||RK52.45||B||B|
|Statistical Methods: Nursing||RT68||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.