Resources for Microbiology
the WCC Library
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research,
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,
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.
Number: REF R121 .S 2000
For looking up the terms you'll run access in other
Encyclopedia of Virology. London: Academic Press,
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.
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."
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.
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.
Research Index CiteSeer
This science citation index links
to online articles, when available. It also provides several ways to find related
- 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.
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.
- An archive of full text life sciences journals managed by
the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine.
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.
Big Picture Book of Viruses
- A catalog of virus pictures on the Web.
the Virology on the Web
- Links to all the best virus sites, including
tutorials, dictionaries, news, and so forth.
Another collection of links to Microbiology resources.
Note: This site is no longer maintained, so some of the links may be outdated.