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Public Health (Health Studies): MICR2101 (Introduction to Microbiology)

Resources for students and faculty


This page will introduce you to resources relevant to the study of Microbiology; it is not comprehensive.

Library Books

Search Novanet to locate books and other resources. 

Examples of subject headings you can use to books and e-books include:

  • bacteria
  • communicable diseases
  • environmental microbiology
  • food - microbiology
  • infection
  • microbial diversity
  • microbial ecology
  • microbiology
  • microorganisms

Reference Resources

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide an excellent means to obtain background information, introductions, or overviews of topics.

Microbiology Study Assistance

[From abstract] 
Problem solved. Schaum’s Outline of Microbiology provides a systematic review of microbiology with clear and concise explanations, accompanied by numerous exercises that you can work on as you learn and as you review.

Selected Journal Titles

This list details some of the journals available to you; it is not comprehensive.

Search for articles using databases such as Academic Search Ultmate and CPI.Q. See: Articles tab - Public Health subject guide.


The American Society for Microbiology created MicrobeWorld to improve awareness and understanding of microbiological issues.

The website uses podcasts and videos to teach people about microbiology, the work that microbiologists do, and the microorganisms that have an impact on human culture, including disease and medicine, agriculture, food, and beverages.
(Choice Reviews, May 2012)