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Collection Development Policy Statement: Public Health: Levels of Collecting Intensity

Levels of Collecting Intensity

Please note that although the levels of collecting below are very specific to these call numbers, all programs served, especially at the undergraduate level, have strong foundations in the biological sciences (e.g. physiology, medicine, chemistry, biology and others) and are supplemented by these collection development policies.

Using WLN/OCLC Conspectus Levels:

0) Out-of-Scope, not collected
1) Minimal information level
2) Basic information level
3) Study or instructional support level
4) Research level
5) Comprehensive level


RA407-409.5 Health status indicators. Medical statistics and surveys (4)

RA410-410.9 Medical economics. Economics of medical care. Employment (4)

RA411-415 Provisions for personal medical care. Medical care plans (2)

RA418-418.5 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology (4)

RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine (4)

  • RA428-428.5 Public health laboratories, institutes, etc. (0)
  • RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research (4)
  • RA565-600 Environmental health Including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply (4)
  • RA601-602 Food and food supply in relation to public health (4)
  • RA604-618 Parks, public baths, public carriers, buildings, etc. (2)
  • RA619-637 Disposal of the dead. Undertaking. Burial. Cremation. Cemeteries (0)
  • RA638 Immunity and immunization in relation to public health (4)
  • RA639-642 Transmission of disease (4)
  • RA643-645 Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health (4)
  • RA645.3-645.37 Home health care services (2)
  • RA645.5-645.9 Emergency medical services (2)
  • RA646-648.3 War and public health (3)
  • RA648.5-767 Epidemics. Epidemiology. Quarantine. Disinfection (4)
  • RA771-771.7 Rural health and hygiene. Rural health services (4)
  • RA773-788 Personal health and hygiene Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene (2)

RA1001-1171 Forensic medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine (see the collection policy for Medicine).

RA1190-1270 Toxicology. Poisons (4) (For clinical areas of toxicology, see the collection policy for Medicine).

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