Biology

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 I. Purpose and Program Description

A. Library's Collection Development Objectives

The collection's primary purpose and emphasis is to support studies at the B.S. degree level in Biology. The library also seeks to support Master's degree level coursework in this area. Secondary support is directed to faculty teaching and research and research assistance for library patrons. The interdisciplinary nature of biology requires that students and faculty consult related collections in the library.

B. Curricular Program Description

The Biology major includes options in eight areas of concentration: Biological Science; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Medical Technology; Laboratory Technology; Pre-Med; Pre-Veterinary Medicine; and Environmental Science. The Biological Science option also provides a subject area degree for secondary education students with a major in Biology.

C. New and Expanding Areas of Interest

1. Environmental Science

2. Environmental Health

3. Biotechnology

D. Areas of Specialization

1. Environmental Health

2. Biotechnology

E. Overlap with Other Academic Disciplines and Library Collections    

Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education.

 

 II. General Selection Guidelines

A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection. Foreign language materials are excluded. Key works originally published in a foreign language will be purchased only in English translation.

B. Chronological Coverage: Emphasis is on current materials, but no period is excluded from consideration for the collection.

C. Geographical Coverage: Primary emphasis is on biological sciences the United States and secondary emphasis is on world biological studies.

D. Types of Material: Included are encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, dictionaries, field guides, bibliographies, biographies, statistical works, analytical research reports, biology monographs, and biology journals. All depository items issued by the Superintendent of Documents are acquired.

E. Imprint Date: Current in-print publications receive priority; however, selected retrospective publications are purchased in available formats as budget permits.

F. Physical Format: Hardbound and paperbound books, serials, audiovisuals and computer software are collected.

G. Treatment of Subject: Publications encompassing natural history, botany, genetics, human biology, environmental biology, ecology, zoology, cytology, biological physiology, biological anatomy, animal behavior and psychology, embryology, and microbiology are emphasized.

Library Liaison: Williams                     Subject: Biology

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY STATEMENT:
  CLASSED ANALYSIS

Collection Level

LC Class

Descriptor
Existing Strength
Desired Strength
Physiology
QP 1-81
Spec. Aspects of Life in General
2a
3a
QP 81.5
Gender
2a
3a
QP 82-822
Infl. of the Environment
1b
3a
QP 84
Growth, Biological Rhythms
2b
3a
QP 85-86
Longevity, Aging
1b
3a
QP 88-90
Tissues, Bone
1b
3a
QP 91-135
Blood Circulation, Cardiovascular System.
1a
3a
QP 121
Respiration  
1a
3a
QP 141-185
Nutrition
1a
3a
QP 187
Endocrinology
2a
3a
QP 251-285
Reproduction, Physiology of Sex
2a
3a
QP 301-348
Movements, Speech, Muscle, Nerve
1b
3a
QP 351-495
Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology        
1b
3a
QP 501-801
Biological Chemistry
2a
3a
QP 901-981
Experimental Pharmacology
1a
2a
QR 1-502
Microbiology
1b
3a
QR 1-74
General Works
2a
3a
QR 75-99.8
Bacteria
2a
3a
QR 100-160
Microbial Ecology
1a
1b
QR 180-189.5
Immunology
1a
3a
QR 355-502
Virology
1b
3a
RA 565-618
Environmental Health
1a
2b
TD
Environmental Tech. Sanitary Engineering
TD 9-145
Reference, General Works
1a
2b
TD 170-196
Environmental Pollution
1a
2b
TD 201-500
Water Supply, Water Quality Pollution
1a
2b
TD 878-893
Other Types of Pollution
1a
2b

Rev. 1/19/2011 (jk)

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