To support teaching and research through the master's level in biological
principles and specialty tracks including botany, zoology, microbiology,
physiology, biomedical science, ecology, marine biology, and systematic
biology; to support the program through the master's level in the biotechnology
concentration; to support the PhD in Ecological Sciences; to help to support
the PhD in Biomedical Sciences offered jointly by the Departments of Biological
Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Psychology, and Physics at ODU and
with Eastern Virginia Medical School. While the concern for the above areas
is centered in the Biological Sciences Department, faculty in the Center
for Biotechnology and the Applied Marine Research Laboratory as well as
faculty and students in other fields, (e.g., oceanography, chemistry, health
sciences, geology, engineering, and physics) also have interest in one
or more of these areas.
Languages: English is the primary language of the collection, but other languages may be acquired by faculty request. Translations into English are preferred over the original if they are available.
Chronological Guidelines: Emphasis is on current scholarship except with respect to purely descriptive works of flora and fauna, concerning which the chronological guidelines are not applicable.
Geographical Guidelines: No region is excluded, but there is some emphasis on biota in eastern North America, the north Atlantic Ocean, the estuaries of eastern North America, especially the Chesapeake Bay, and in fresh waters.
Treatment of Subject: Professional books are acquired on a broad basis. Graduate textbooks are acquired selectively. There is cooperation between the Old Dominion University Library and the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Library in the collection of medical books and medical journals so that those dealing with the basic biological sciences are acquired by ODU, and those dealing with clinical medicine are acquired by EVMS. The following are not purchased: teaching of biology on the pre-college level, popular biographies of biologists, material on clinical aspects of biology, and natural history books (often with ample photographs) written for the non-scientist.
Types of Material: Included are monographs, treatises, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, directories, abstracts, handbooks, proceedings, thesauri, and handbooks, government publications, and serials. Dissertations from other institutions are acquired selectively. Material may be acquired in electronic format, such as CD-ROM or Internet access, if appropriate.
Date of Publication: The emphasis is on current publications, but older material is acquired as needed.
Other General Considerations:
key to collecting codes
Includes physiology, biomedical science, ecology, marine biology, systematic biology, microbiology, botany, and zoology.
Includes taxonomy, morphology, physiology, genetics, economic botany, edible and useful plants, medicinal plants, parasitic plants, and marine phytoplankton.
Exception--Certain Applied areas:
Including agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, hydroponics, plant breeding, forestry, mushroom raising, and plant pathology.
Includes animal behavior (also of interest to psychologists), parasitology, including vector biology, developmental biology, animal taxonomy, animal physiology, animal genetics, and biology of aging. See the section on Biomedical Sciences for medical applications and for cell and molecular biology.
Includes care of laboratory animals, care of domestic animals, veterinary science, and fish farming.
Includes immunology, virology, microbial genetics, and host-parasite microbiology.
Including wine technology and industrial microbiology. Public hygiene and epidemiology will be dealt with in the statement for Community Health Professions.
Vertebrate biology (including ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology and mammology), wildlife ecology;
Invertebrate biology (including entomology, acarology, marine benthic organisms, marine zooplankton;
Plant ecology (including nutrient cycling in ecosystems, production, modelling), freshwater and wetlands ecology;
Marine ecology (including pollution ecology, monitoring existing environment, and bioassay).
Includes medical microbiology, immunology, virology, host-parasite relationship, human physiology, medical neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, endocrinology, human genetics, mammalian reproductive biology, histology, and tumor biology.
|LC CLASS||SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS||COLL. CODE||COMMENTS|
|QH||GENERAL BIOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY||3b||BS|
| In general QH91-QH95.59;
also comprises part of QK,QL,QP,QR
|Marine Biology||3b||BS tract; Overlaps with Oceanography|
|QK||Botany (including aquatic plants)||3b|
|QL||Zoology (including aquatic animals)||3a|
|QP||Physiology (including aquatic organisms)||3b|
|QR||Microbiology (including aquatic)||3b|
|QH-QR||Ecological Sciences - Interaction of any organism(s) with the environment (including aquatic biology)||4||PhD tract|
S--Biotech concen; Contributes to Biomedical PhD;
|QP251-QP285||Mammalian Reproductive Biology||3b|
|SuDocs #||U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCY||COLL CODE||COMMENTS|
|EP||Environmental Protection Agency||4||Ecology, Zoology, Botany|
|HE||Health and Human Services||4||Biomedical PhD|
|I49.1||Dept. Interior--Fish & Wildlife Serv.||3a||Ecology, Zoology|