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Biology Department Profile

 

BSC with a major in Biology in a 15 or 20 unit program. BSC Honours degree (20 units) or an honours degree offered jointly with Dalhousie University. 
The Honours degree requires an Honours seminar and a thesis ( 1 unit). 
An Honours Certificate may be earned after the award of a general BSC degree.

 

Collection Analysis: 

 

Subject Areas
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes


Oceanography. Marine Resources. Marine Pollution. 
GC 401-1581 
2


Environmental Sciences
GE 1-350
2


Human / Environmental Influences
GF 51-75
2


General Science 
Q 1-295
2


Paleozoology. Paleobotany.
QE 760.8-996.5 
1


General Natural History. Nature Conservation. Microscopy.
QH 1-278.5
3a


General Biology

includes:
Evolution
Genetics
Reproduction. Life.
General /Animal Ecology
Cytology

Economic Biology

QH 301-705.5

QH 359-425
QH 426-470
QH 471-531

QH 540-549.5

QH 573-671

QH 705-705.5

3a

 

Botany

QK 1-989
3a


Zoology
includes:

Animal Behaviour / Psychology
QL 1-991

QL 750-795
3a


Human Anatomy

QM 1-695
2


Physiology includes:
Metabolism
Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology
Animal Biochemistry

QP 1-981
QP 141
QP 353-495

QP 501-541

2


Microbiology/ Immunology/ Virology.
QR 1-502

2


Environmental Health. Air Pollution. Water Supply.
RA 565-602

2


Neurosciences. Biological Psychiatry.
RC 321 - 571
2


Embryo and Fetus
RG 600 -650
2


Pediatrics: Genetic Aspects
RJ 47.3-47.4

2


Conservation of Natural Resources

S 900-972
2


Environmental Technology
includes:
Environmental Protection

Environmental Pollution

Water Pollution

Hazardous Substances

TD 1-1066

TD 169-171.85

TD 172 -193.5

TD 419-426

TD 1020-1066

2

 

 Clientele: Materials acquired under the Biology allocation are used by faculty and students in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Applied Human Nutrition.

 

Responsibility: Materials are selected by librarians and faculty in Biology. Handbooks, specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, and indexes are generally selected by librarians using the Reference allocation. Government reports and policy statements, e.g. publications issued by the provincial and federal Departments of the Environment, are selected by the librarians using the checklists issued by the depository services. 

 

Scope: Selections are made from currently published English language works with mainly North American imprints. Although print is the primary format, computer software packages will be ordered by the library , and will be fully catalogued for Novanet. Journals are an important resource. At present, our collection is limited to basic titles appropriate for general science needs of undergraduates. Textbooks will be added to the collection as donations if they were published within the previous three years, or if they are more recent editions of titles already present in the collection. Donations of works pertaining to the ecology of the North Atlantic seaboard in general, and Atlantic Canada in particular, are welcome additions to the collection. 

 

Exclusions: Unpublished dissertations, lab manuals, workbooks and other consumables, collections of article reprints, manuscripts, and popular works without academic interest, are not selected under the Biology allocation.

 

Other Local collections: Killam Library - Dalhousie University. Patrick Power Library - Saint Mary's University.