Microbiology 121

Microbiology 121

Finding information for your Organism

1. To find information on your organism and life cycles etc., try these collections of electronic books:
  • Springer E-Books: We have access to the books from 2008 to the present, you might also find journal articles here.
  • Google Books: An enormous, full-text index of books. If the information you need is not available, look for the book in the UCR library Collection
2. To find the classification of your organism, go to:


  • Encyclopedia of Life

  • Wikipedia Use this resource only as a last resort or to give you a hint of what other places you can be looking at. Few instructors would be pleased to see you using this as a referece, so don't use any information from Wikipedia that you don't find in at least one other (reputable) source.


  • Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology
    Vols. 1-2 Science Ref Call No. QR81 .B464 2001
    Volumes 2-4 are Online at Springer
3. More Reference Sources:

You can find the following Books on the reference shelves behind the printers on the first floor of the Orbach Science Library (on the right side)

  • The Prokaryotes : a handbook on the biology of bacteria Vols. 1-6
    Science Ref QR72.5 .P76 2006 available online via Springerlink
  • Encyclopedia of microbiology
    Vols. 1-4 Science Ref QR9 .E53 2000
  • Encyclopedia of environmental microbiology
    Vols. 1-6 Science Ref QR100 .B58 2002
  • Manual of clinical microbiology
    Vols. 1-2 Science Ref QR46 .M425 2007
  • Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
    Science Ref QR81 .B46 1994
Books available in the Orbach Science Library Stacks area
  • Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
    QR81 .B46 1994 (additional copy)
  • Brock biology of microorganisms / Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko 11th ed, 2006, QR41.2 .B77 2006
To find more books on the subject:
    From the Library Home page
  1. go to the Scotty catalog
  2. do a Keyword search for your organism.
4. Journal Articles

On the Library home page click on Articles and Databases, Click on Most Popular link under Databases by: and search these subject specific Databases for your organism.

Database  Subjects covered
Agricola  or  CAB abstracts Agriculture
Biosis Previews  Biology / Life Sciences 
PubMed Medical Sciences
Web of Science General

6.     For information on how to cite references, .Go to Creating a Reference List - Sciences 

Last modified: 12/15/2014 8:02 PM by J. Mason

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