SCI 204: Microbiology I

Professor Bertley


This guide is designed to help you research microbiology 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!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • William Hoag: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



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)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • "Microbiology"
  • "Cells"
  • "Virus"
  • "Bacteria"

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


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 microbiology.
  • National Geographic
  • Scientific American
  • Check nursing journals for specific bacterial or viral information


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 32,000 mentioning "microbiology", 229,000 mentioning "cell", 21,000 mentioning bacteria and 39,000 mentioning "virus".
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Has over 1,900 articles mentioning "microbiology", 26,000 mentioning "cell", 5,200 mentioning "bacteria" and 9,800 mentioning "virus"
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. Has over 1,500 mentioning "microbiology", 10,000 articles mentioning "cell", 2,900 mentioning "bacteria"
and 2,400 mentioning "virus"

Web sites

There are many good microbiology 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 Engines

Web sites

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 10/15/07 by Wiliam Hoag: