Guidelines for Microbiology and Immunology
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 microbiology and immunology collection supports a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Required courses in microbiology also are offered to students in Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Medical Technology, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and other advanced courses within the School of Basic Health Sciences. While the Biology Department does not offer a concentration in microbiology, students may take advanced courses within the Microbiology Department. The collection also supports a high level of research in biochemistry, ecology, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, cellular differentiation, immunobiology, immunotoxicology, immunopotentiation, animal virology, mycology, microbial pathogenesis, cellular and molecular parasitology, cellular oncology, and cancer chemotherapy. The discipline of microbiology is a basic constituent of plant, animal, and human research, as well as research in ecology, toxicology, pharmacology, bioengineering, and industrial technology.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
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, atlases, as well as conference proceedings and symposia, are also collected. Acquisition of serials takes precedence over that of monographs. Dissertations are added only by special request. Audio-visual 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|
|Sanitary, Veterinary, Agricultural, Industrial Microbiology||QR48-53||B||B|
|Micro-Organisms in the Animal Body||QR171-177||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.