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Biological Sciences



I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research through the doctoral level in biology including botany, zoology and microbiology, and to provide for non-specialists basic materials concerning certain practical aspects of those subjects. Interest in these fields is concentrated in the School of Biological Sciences. Certain aspects are also relevant to Anthropology, Architecture, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, and Education.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection, but materials written in European languages are acquired selectively. Translations into English are preferred when they are available.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Most acquisitions are current materials. There is selective acquisition of descriptive works of flora and fauna from any period.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Emphasis on the Western Hemisphere, including the adjacent oceans. There is particular interest in the tropical regions of the world.

D. Treatment of Subject: Selective acquisition of lower and upper division textbooks, laboratory manuals, introductory works and popular materials.

E. Types of Material: Included are treatises, encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, directories, abstracts, handbooks, government publications, and the proceedings and transactions of conferences and symposia. Theses and dissertations from other institutions and audio-visual material generally are excluded.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on the acquisition of current publications, with limited purchasing of retrospective materials and serial backfiles.

G. Other General Considerations: The Lundell Library Research Center is a particularly strong source in taxonomic botany. The Benson Latin American Collection has ssignificant holdings in botany for Latin America.

Certain specialized areas related to the Biological Sciences are dealt with in other subject statements:

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Biology: See Footnote 1 QH Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Exception: History of Biology QH 11-44 Life Science, Main 220 B [2] Biological Sciences- See History of Science Statement
Botany: See Footnote 2 QK Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Exception: History of Botany QK 15-41 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences- See History of Science Statement
Applied Botany: Agriculture General S 1-581 PCL A [1] Geography
Applied Botany: Agricultural Chemistry S 583-589 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Applied Botany: Soils, Climate & Conservation S 590-629 - - See Geology Statement
Applied Botany: Fertilizers S 631-667 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Applied Botany: Farm Machinery & Structures S 671-790 Excluded [0]
Applied Botany: Conservation of Natural Resources S 900-972 PCL B[2] Government See Government Statement
Applied Botany: Plant Culture SB Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Exception: Flower Shows & Marketing SB 441-486 Excluded (0) - -
Exception: Gardens SB 458-479 - - see Architecture Statement
Exception: Parks SB 480-485 PCL A [1] Government See Government Statement
Exception: Forestry SD Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Zoology: See Footnote 3. OL Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Exception: History of Zoology QL 15-41

QM 11-21

QP 21-29

Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences- See History of Science Statement
Applied Zoology: Care of Domestic Animals SF 1-507 PCL
Life Science, Main 220
A [1] History - See History Statement
Biological Sciences
Applied Zoology: Game Birds, Bees & Sericulture SF 508-597 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Applied Zoology: Veterinary Medicine SF 600-1100 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Applied Zoology: Fish Culture & Fisheries SH 1-399 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Applied Zoology: Angling & Hunting Sports SH 401-691

SK 1-341

PCL A [1] Kinesiology and Health Education
Applied Zoology: Wildlife Management SK 351-700 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Human Anatomy QM Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Physiology: See Footnote 4. QP Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Exception: Nutrition QP 141-144 - - See Human Ecology Statement
Exception: Movement & Kinesiology QP 301-309 - - Kinesiology & Health Education
Exception: Speech QP 306 - - See Speech Statement
Exception: Neuropsychology QP 360 - - See Psychology Statement
Microbiology QR Life Science, Main 220 C [3] Biological Sciences
Exception: History of Microbiology QR 21-31 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences- See History of Science Statement
Medical, Veterinary, Agricultural, Industrial Microbiology QR 46-53 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences
Food Microbiology QR 115-160 Life Science, Main 220 A [1] Biological Sciences

Footnote 1:
Includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, marine biology, ecology, population biology, evolution, biophysics, membrane biology, biochemistry, and cytology.

Footnote 2:
Includes taxonomy, morphology, physiology and genetics.

Footnote 3:
Includes animal behavior, neurosciences, parasitology, developmental biology, animal taxonomy, ecology, and genetics.

Footnote 4:
Includes human & animal physiology and biochemistry.


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