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Microbiology: In the Library

Hours and Information


     Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for assistance:

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Microbiology.

  • QR1-502: Microbiology
    • QR1-74.5: General
    • QR75-99.5: Bacteria 
    • QR99.6-99.8: Cyanobacteria  
    • QR100-130: Microbial ecology 
    • QR171: Microorganisms in the animal body  
    • QR180-189.5: Immunology 
    • QR355-502: Virology

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Microbiology resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Bacteria
  • Biomass
  • Communicable Diseases -- microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Interactions
  • Microbiological Phenomena
  • Microbiology
  • Microorganisms
  • Viruses
  • Water -- Microbiology

You can also search for names of specific microorganisms and/or diseases.

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are a SAMPLE of what is available in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:

Intimate strangers unseen life on earth. The tree of life.

  • Instructional Videos   QR56 .I57 1999 DVD 1  
  • "Introduces microbes as the most primitive life on Earth. Proposed by biologist Carl Woese, the tree of life theory illustrates essential relationships between higher organisms and the microbial world. By studying microbes in the laboratory, scientists in this program reveal how these simple organisms offer insight into the genetic composition of higher organisms in the tree of life."--Container.

Intimate strangers unseen life on earth. Keepers of the biosphere

  •  Instructional Videos   QR56 .I57 1999 DVD 2  
  • "Exposes how all organisms rely on microbes to survive. Beginning with a look at the role of microbes in Biosphere Two, an experiment to create a self-sustaining world, the program examines the delicate balance of an ecosystem and the influence microbes have on larger forms of life. A closer look at such microbes as fungi in the rain forest and marine microbes in the ocean reveals how these simple organisms create nutrients for new life and connect plants and animals in the web of life."--Container.

Intimate strangers unseen life on earth. Dangerous friends & friendly enemies

  •  Instructional Videos   QR56 .I57 1999 DVD 3  
  • "Portrays both the positive and negative effects microbes have on humans. Through illustrations and interviews, the presentation shares how the human immune system deals with continually evolving microbes and how scientists search for new antibiotics to suppress harmful microbes. A discussion on the prevention of infectious disease looks at poor living conditions including contaminated water, poor sanitation, and inadequate nutrition as factors that lead to the spread of deadly outbreaks."--

Intimate strangers unseen life on earth. Creators of the future

  • Instructional Videos   QR56 .I57 1999 DVD 4  
  • "Investigates ways scientists are harnessing the power of microbes to clean up the environment and prevent disease. Beginning with the creation of penicillin, the program reviews the history of antibiotics and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Researchers discuss environmental troubles that guide them to employ the natural processes of microbes to reduce pollution, clean up contaminated areas, and create more resilient crops through genetic engineering."