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The Dewey range: 570-599.
This collection covers life sciences, biology, evolution & genetics, microbiology, general nature of life, microscopy in biology, collection & preservation of biological specimens, botanical sciences, and zoological sciences.
The Library collects in the field of Biological Sciences primarily to support the teaching and research needs of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
Resources in this area are also used to varying degrees by Schools in the Faculty of Health.
The Faculty of Science & Technology offers a number of undergraduate degrees:
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) also offers students an opportunity to choose units of study from outside the School of Education and related to primary education learning areas, for example environmental sciecne.
Within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences postgraduate coursework degrees are available in the following area:
Postgraduate research degrees are available in all areas with particular interest in
Major online databases such as Biological Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Bacteriology Abstracts, SciVerse, Scopus, Wiley Interscience, Proquest Science and Technology Collection and Current Contents provide access to a range of information.
Specialised collections on algae and fish exist at Warrnambool. The monograph collection on algae, and in particular diatoms, is considered by Emeritus Professor Peter Tyler to be world class.
Aspects of this collection are relevant at Melbourne, Geelong at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses. Specific areas of interest are as follows:
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B