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Foothill BIOL 41 – Microbiology: Reference Sources

Online resources for BIOL 41 students

Reference Books (Print)


Books listed in APA Format (with LC Call Number)

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Diseases and disorders. (2008). New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish Reference. (REF RC41 .D57 2007) 3 volumes.

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Ferrara, M. H. (Ed.). (2017). Human diseases and conditions (2nd ed.). Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale Cengage Learning. (REF RC81 .A2 H75 2017) 4 volumes.

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Willis, L. M. (Ed.). (2020). Professional guide to diseases (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (REF RT65 .P69 2020)

McPhee, S. J., & Papadakis, M. A. (Eds.). (2016). Current medical diagnosis & treatment (51st ed.). New York, NY: McGrawHill Medical. (REF RC71 .A14 2017)

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Porter, R. S. (Ed.). (2011). Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck. (REF RC55 .M4 2011)


Wilson, W. R., & Sande, M. A. (Eds.). (2001). Current diagnosis & treatment in infectious diseases. New York, NY: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill. (REF RC112 .C845 2001)

Online Reference Sources

Why Use Reference Sources?

Reference books (both print and online) are a great place to start your research. Here you will find an overview of your topic. Use these sources to help you choose the infectious disease you will write about. These sources are easy to use, have lots of pictures, and most importantly are written by experts in the field. 

Off-Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases, journals, and eBooks, you'll need your student ID.