Molecular & Cellular Biology

by Sheena M Campbell, Ruth Gustafson – May 20, 2022

This guide lists resources which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, genetics, genomics and molecular and cellular biology.

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In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as population genetics or molecular chaperones rather than the more specific metapopulation gene flow or Chaperonin GroEL.

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    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004

Comprehensive Biophysics - Edward Egelman

Publication Date: 2012

Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics - Stanley Maloy and Kelly Hughes

Publication Date: 2013

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry - William J. Lennarz

Publication Date: 2013

Encyclopedia of Cell Biology - Ralph A. Bradshaw and Philip D. Stahl

encyclopedia of cell biology book cover

Publication Date: 2016

Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Roger L. Lundblad and Fiona Macdonald

handbook of biochemistry and molecular biology book cover

Published: 2018

Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference - Wells, Bond, Klinman, Masters, and Bell

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Published: 2020

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