Course: SCI 204 Microbiology

Professor Kristin Laird
Deinococcus Radiodurans

This guide is designed to help you research Microbiology 204 topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)
Subject access (related to Library of Congress Call Number system) for the Online Catalog:
"drug resistance in microorganisms"
"microorganisms--effect of antibiotics on"
"killer cells"
"pathogenic microorganisms"

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • "antibiotic" and ("susceptibility" or "resistance")
  • "antiseptic" and ("susceptibility" or "resistance")
  • "disinfectant" and ("susceptibility" or "resistance")
  • "disinfectant" and "microorganisms"

New Books

Microbiology for the Heath Sciences: QR41.2 .B88 2000
Microbiology Perspectives: QR54 .W57 2007
Microbiology: a lab manual: QR 63 .C34 2002

Reference Books

  • General Microbiology
Annual Review of Microbiology, Paolo Alto, Caif. : Annual Reviews, inc. Ref. QR1 .A1
Microterrors: the complete guide to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, Buffalo, New York : Firefly Book LTD, 2004.. Ref. QR56 .H37 2004x
Molecular Biology of the Cell, New York : Garland Pub., 1994. Ref. QH581.2 .M64 1994
  • Manuals
Bergy's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Baltimore, Maryland, : Williams & Wilkins, 1994. Ref. QR81 .A5 1994
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, East Lansing, MI. : Springer, 2001[2005]. Ref. QR81 .B46 2005 (v.1 2001: v.2,3 2005)


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about microorganisms.
  • Health News
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Newsweek
  • Scientific American
  • U.S. News & World Report



Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over (85 article mentioning "antobiotic" and "microbes", 779 articles mentioning "antibiotic" and "susceptibility".
Access scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers - with full text and images. There are around 34 articles published in academic journals under keyword search, "microorganisms" and "disinfectants".
Contains access to 320 full text science journals covering all fields of science. Offers a broad range of science literature to students on the community college level. There are around 14 articles under keyword search, "microorganisms" and "disinfectants" and 148 articles under, "antibiotic resistance". Annual Review of Microbiology (publication year 1995-2005; full text)
In this database, there are four journals of microbiology: Journal of Applied Microbiology,Molecular Microbiology, Critical Reviews in Toxicology and Immunological Reviews

Web sites

There are many good "antibiotic" and "susceptibility" and "microbes" web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engine

Selected Websites

Media: Understanding Virus

Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on February 23, 2010 by (Ted Intarabumrung):