I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Department of Microbiology instructional and research programs emphasize
the following areas: general and applied microbiology; microbial ecology;
microbial physiology, microbial genetics; host-parasite microbiology and
pathogenesis; immunology; animal virology; environmental virology and
microbiology; ultrastructure and cell biology; microbial nitrogen fixation;
medical microbiology and infectious diseases; regulatory mechanisms and
genetics of eukaryotic microorganisms; and marine microbiology. The department
offer the BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees.
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of microbiology, students and faculty
make use of several other areas of the collection. Extensive use is made
of the medical, biochemical, and aquatic science literature. Coordination
is necessary with the selectors in medical technology, agronomy and soil
science, agricultural biochemistry, animal sciences, oceanography, and
III. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
English is preferred. The collection contains some material
in Western European and Slavic languages. Asian language material is housed
in both the Science and Technology area and the Asia Collection.
No limitations, but the emphasis is on current
theories and research.
Date of Publication:
Current material is most important. Gaps
are filled as needed; rare and historical materials may be acquired as
Type/Format of Materials Collected:
Monographs on current research
in the field; upper level texts; government publications; conference proceedings;
selected United States and foreign dissertations; print and electronic
forms of indexes, abstracts, and bibliographies; and handbooks and dictionaries.
Excluded are manuscripts, reprints of articles within serials, house organs,
and private and company files.
Historical; primary sources and documents; applications,
methods and practices; computer-related; equipment used in research; biographical;
reference and bibliographical; statistical and mathematical; textbooks;
professional and applied training; reports on scientific experimental
results. Excluded are manuscripts, reprints of articles within serials,
house organs, and private and company files.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: David E. Coleman