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Searching in the UC Davis Library Catalog requires looking for broader topics such as bacterial signaling or viral genetics rather than the more specific yersinia quorum sensing or zika gene expression.

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE   Used for publications located at Shields Library.

NLM Classification Outline  National Library of Medicine (uses class W instead of R) - books at the Blaisdell Medical Library, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento are classified using this system.

     QW  subclass includes works on Microbiology. Immunology



Microbiology literature is located mainly in the Q life sciences areas in the Shields Library stacks - all on the third floor.

QR subclass   Microbiology

     QR1-502  All Microbiology

     QR1-74.5  Microbiology, General

     QR75-99.5  Bacteria

     QR99.6-99.8  Cyanobacteria 

     QR100-130  Microbial ecology 

       QR115  Food microbiology

     QR171  Microorganisms in the animal body 

     QR180-189.5  Immunology

     QR355-502  Virology

NOTE that applied or environmental microbiology print publications — including those about disease-causing microbes (whether in plants, humans or animals); or useful microbes in biotechnology and food science  — will be found under other areas such as medicine (R), agriculture (S), and technology (T) classifications.   See categories below.



RA subclass  Public Health

     RA639-642  Transmission of disease

     RA643-645  Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health

     RA648.5-767  Epidemics. Epidemiology. Quarantine. Disinfection



S    subclass  Agriculture (General)

     S590-599.9  Soils. Soil Science (including soil microbiology)

SB subclass   Plant culture

     SB621-795  Plant Pathology
SF subclass   Animal culture

     SF600-1100  Veterinary Medicine  PLEASE NOTE: with the closure of the Carlson Health Sciences Library in June 2022, print-only Veterinary Medicine publications that are high-use, core titles, reference materials, and serials titles will be moved to appropriate locations in Shields Library over 2022-2023.

       SF780.2-780.7  Veterinary microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology

       SF780.9  Veterinary epidemiology. Epizootiology

       SF781-809  Communicable diseases of animals (General)

       SF810  Veterinary parasitology

SH subclass   Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling 

     SH171-179  Fish culture - Diseases and adverse factors



TP subclass  Chemical Technology (including biochemical)

     TP248.13-248.65  Biotechnology

     TP 371-373  Food microbiology incl. fermented foods

     TP500-660  Fermentation industries. Beverages. Alcohol

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