Guidelines for Physiology
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 physiology collection supports faculty research and instruction up to the doctoral level. The Department of Physiology offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in physiology and provides instruction to students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Health Sciences, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions. Virtually all departments in the health sciences have an interest in the physiology collection. The principal research interests: motor and sensory systems; behavior; endocrine regulation of reproduction and thyroid systems; gastrointestinal secretory systems; oxygen transport and delivery systems; topics in general physiology including mechanisms of solute transport in epithelial and synthetic membrane systems; excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle; biological effects of nonionizing radiation, radiological, and environmental health; tracer methodology; zonal centrifugation; electron spin resonance, spectroscopy; and advanced chromatography and electrophoresis.
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, 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|
|General Biochemistry of Plants and Animals||QH345||B||B|
|Biophysics and Molecular Biology||QH505||B||B|
|General Human Anatomy||QM1-511||B||B|
|Human and Comparative Histology||QM550-575||B||B|
|Physiology. Human Physiology.||QP1-348||B||B|
|Phenomena of Animal Life. Physiology of the Tissues Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology||QP351-495||B||B|
|Physical Medicine. Physical Therapy||RM695-931||B||B|
|Biochemic System of Medicine||RZ412||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.