Collection Policies

DRAFT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes

PURPOSE

At the undergraduate level, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health is offered. The curriculum encompasses a variety of disciplines aimed at preparing environmental health specialists and industrial hygienists. At the graduate level, the Master of Science—Community Health Major with an Environmental Health emphasis area is offered. Within this graduate program, a student may choose to concentrate on general environmental health, industrial hygiene or hazardous materials management.

Among areas of interest in this program are general environmental health, administration and law, air pollution and control, communicable diseases and their control, ecological risk analysis, epidemiology and biostatistics, food and milk protection, food microbiology, hazardous materials, hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, residential and institutional housing in re: human health, sampling and analysis of chemical agents in the environment, vector control, and water and waste water technology.

It is the goal of the library to develop collections which support this curriculum, as well as the research needs of the faculty.

 
GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language: English will be the exclusive language for materials in the collection. Included will be materials originally published in English as well as materials translated into English.

Chronological guidelines: Current research is the exclusive emphasis. There is no need to acquire historical material, since such resources are available through the Center for Research Libraries, if needed.

Geographical guidelines: The greatest emphasis should be on materials published in the United States. Publications from other technologically-advanced countries will also be considered.

Treatment of subject: Works dealing with methods used in environmental health, as well as those works pertaining to education, administration, law, and standards, will be acquired for both the general collection and the reference collection. Theoretical, historical, and biographical treatments will be acquired selectively.

Types of material: Both monographs and serial publications, including handbooks, standards, regulations, conference proceedings and other collected works, will be acquired. Print and electronic formats will be collected; however, microforms will only be acquired for certain back issues of serials.

Date of publication: Current materials will be acquired. Only material published within the past five years will be considered.

Other general considerations:

SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS AND COLLECTING CODES: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
 
LC CLASSIFICATION
LC SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS
COLL. 
CODE
COMMENTS
QH323.5 BIOMETRY
3a
 
QH540-541.15 ECOLOGICAL RISK ANALYSIS
3b
 
QR115 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
3a
 
RA565-652 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, including vector control, communicable diseases, epidemiology, etc.
3b
 
RC963-969 INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; INDUSTRIAL 

HYGIENISTS; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

3b
 
TD172-196 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
3a
 
TD201-500 WATER SUPPLY; WATER QUALITY; WATER POLLUTION; etc.
3a
 
TD730-735 SEWAGE (includes waste water)
3a
 
TD811.5 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES; HAZARDOUS WATSES
3b
 
TD878-894 AIR POLLUTION; 
NOISE POLLUTION
3a
 
TD895-899 INDUSTRIAL SANITATION; INDUSTRIAL WASTES
3b
 
TD1030-1064 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES; HAZARDOUS WASTES
3b
 
TX501-595 FOOD ADULTERATION; 
FOOD INSPECTION
3a
 
TX599-613 FOOD PRESERVATION
3a