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Biology Collection Development Policy

Biology Department (College of Science & Math)

Librarian Liaison: Brian Heaton

Faculty Representative:  Dr. James Thompson

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: present level D=basic, desired level C=study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum as well as graduate level courses. The courses are part of the general education core. The department offers courses for nursing and teaching, Medical technology and allied health.

Accrediting body: N/A

Degree offered: B.S.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted areas: Cell biology, ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology, genetics, organismal physiology, microbiology, botany, zoology, science education, life sciences

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: A=pre-1900, B:1900-1960;C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas: U=United States & N=North America focus, with E=Europe and some collection in other world areas.

Noted Publishers: Pearson

Reviews: Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs & videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints).

Other General Considerations:

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:

LC Subject Subdivisions: (QH1-QR500)

  • Natural History (QH1-278.5)
  • Biology, general (QH301-425)
  • Genetics (QH426-270)
  • Reproduction (QH471-489)
  • Life (QH540-549
  • Ecology (QH540-549)
  • Cytology (QH573-671)
  • Economic biology (QH705)
  • Botany (QK1-639)
  • Plant anatomy (QK640-673)
  • Plant physiology (QK710-899)
  • Plant ecology (QK900-989)
  • Zoology (QL1-749
  • Animal Behavior & psychology (QL750-799
  • Anatomy (QL801-950.9)
  • Embryology (QL951-991)
  • Human anatomy & embryology (QM1-695)
  • Physiology (QP1-340)
  • Neurophysiology. neuropsychology (QP341-495)
  • Animal biochemistry (QP501-801)
  • Experimental pharmacology (QP901-981)
  • Microbiology (general) (QR1-74)
  • Bacteria (QR75-99)
  • Immunology (QR180-189.5)
  • Virology (QR335-500)

Related Subject Areas: General Chemistry

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations: Elementary and secondary teachers and students and extended education programs use the collection.

Date Prepared: 9/2003; Last Updated 8/2013