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In the WCC Library

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research, 1999.
Call Number: REF RC 41 . G35 1999

This has 1-2 page articles on a variety of medical topics. Articles will give you an overview of the topic and lists of additional resources, such as books, periodical articles, and organizations.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 17th ed. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories, 1999.
Call Number: REF RC55 .M4 1999

Detailed articles on diseases, treatments, and medications. Section 13 focuses on infectious diseases, including Bacterial, Fungal, Viral diseases.

Steadman's Medical Dictionary. 27th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
Call Number: REF R121 .S 2000

For looking up the terms you'll run access in other reference works.

Encyclopedia of Virology. London: Academic Press, 1994.
Call Number: REF QR 358 .E53 1994

Detailed long articles about specific viruses, including information on history, taxonomy & classification, Genome structure, proteins, replication, evolution, epidemiology, host range and propagation, variability, transmission, etc.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1984.
Call Number: REF QR81 .B46 1984

Detailed long articles about specific bacteria, including information on Cell morphology, cell walls, nutrition and growth, metabolism, genetics, antigenic structure, antibiotic sensitivity, etc.

Online Resources

Online Medical Dictionary

For looking up terms you run access in other resources.

The "Bad Bug Book"

Otherwise known as the U.S. FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition's Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook. "Provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health."

Bacterial Diseases

This links into the first section of a chapter from the online Microbiology Textbook by Timothy Paustian containing information on: Protein Toxins, Endotoxins, Anthrax, Botulism and Tetanus, Chlamydia, Cholera, Diphtheria, E. coli, Helicobacterium pylori, Lyme Disease, Whooping Cough, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Syphilis, & Tuberculosis. Use the menu on the left side to access each section.

Disease Information

From the Center for Disease Control Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, this is an excellent source of information on these types of diseases and the organisms that cause them, including incidence, etiology, transmission, and so forth.


A science-only Internet search engine.

NEC Research Index CiteSeer

This science citation index links to online articles, when available. It also provides several ways to find related citations.

Check out the Profiles. "Each profile contains the same subject headings: classification, biochemistry, genetics, serology, virulence factors, normal flora, pathogens, laboratory diagnosis of infections, environmental aspects, industrial uses and vaccines."

Expanded Academic Index

This index to journal articles is free to WCC students. If accessing this from home, enter your library card number and name to enter the index. Hint: choose to limit your search to articles with text, and to refereed journals.

Pub Med Medline Search

Made available through the National Library of Medicine. Search the standard index to medical literature. You can limit search results to articles with abstracts, to those about humans, written in English, about humans, etc.. This won't give you access to the article, but will only tell you that it exists. Check with a librarian to find out if the WCC Library or an area library has the journals you need.

PubMed Central
An archive of full text life sciences journals managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine.
WWW Virtual Library on Microbiology & Virology

This is a good collection pointers to microbiology resources. It is especially useful for the links to microbiology journals, many of which have full text articles on the web.

The Big Picture Book of Viruses
A catalog of virus pictures on the Web.
All the Virology on the Web
Links to all the best virus sites, including tutorials, dictionaries, news, and so forth.


Microbial Underground

Another collection of links to Microbiology resources. Note: This site is no longer maintained, so some of the links may be outdated.


Updated April 22, 2002 by Tara Severns
Copyrighted images by James A. Sullivan provided by permission from CELLS alive!