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Biology (Medical Microbiology)

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Suggested Key-Word/ Subject Search Terms

Books

Articles

Citation Resources

Internet Resources

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NSU Broken Arrow Library: http://library.nsuok.edu/nsuba/index.html

 

NSU John Vaughan Library Web Page: http://library.nsuok.edu/index.html

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Suggested Key-Word/ Subject Search Terms

One of the first steps in creating a research plan is to select “key words” which best describe the topic you plan to research.

If you are unfamiliar with the terminology you may wish to refer to sources such as textbooks, dictionaries, and other reference resources in the field of study. Contact your instructor if you are unsure if a particular topic is appropriate. It is usually wise to make sure if you are on target with your topic before you begin to spend much time researching a project.

1.) Key terms to use individually and in combination with each other:                  

microbiology
microbial
antimicrobial
bacteria
bacterial
antibacterial
viral
fungal
morphology
structure
replication
disinfection
infection
sterilization
antisepsis
culture
medium
host
immune
pathogenesis

Specific types of organisms
rhodococus
clostridium
papovaviruses
adenoviruses

2.) Combine key words with Boolean Operators (and, or, not) to expand (broaden) or limit (narrow) your results list. . Example: bacterial and infection

3.) Phrase terms( i.e., bacterial culture medium) can be searched by placing the phrase in quotation marks bacterial culture medium

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Books

Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog.

NSU Libraries Catalog: http://library2.nsuok.edu/

 Searches may be limited to just the Broken Arrow campus for convenience. Books available on the Tahlequah campus may be ordered for delivery to the Broken Arrow campus. It usually takes two to three days for materials to arrive via campus mail.

Electronic books: Netlibrary provides access to over 40,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7.

NetLibrary http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html (click on netlibrary)

Useful NSUBA Reference Books:

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology   
Reference call#  QR81 .B46 2001

Manual of clinical microbiology
Reference call# QR46 .M425 2007

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Articles

Articles from journals may be accessed through our various online database available through this link:

Articles page

Suggested Sources for Full-Text Articles:

EbscoHost: (search multiple databases simultaneously)

Academic Search Elite:

Medline (PubMed)

Wilson Omnifile

Additional Full Text Journal Databases

Highwire ( Stanford University 

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Bibliography and References Citation Format Guides:

Publication Manual (APA)                    Call #    BF 76.7 .P83 2001 Reference  

APA Online Resources and Guides are found under Research Guides Style Manuals     

APA Home                              

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Useful internet sites:

Virtual Bacterial ID Lab

Biology Browser

 (requires flash software)

Bacteria Cultures from  Protocal Online

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Page maintained by: Dr. Pamela Louderback louderba@nsuok.edu
Last Updated: July 1, 2013