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Protista Research Starter:

 (Research Starters  from EBSCOHOST provide links to citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. They are a wonderful place to begin your research.)

Reference Books:

Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology: REF QR9 .S56 1987

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: REF QH 302.5 .F84 2002

(Hint: Look in index-v.20 for terms, then find the correct volume and page number.)


Books to Check Out:

Books about the Protista kingdom are located in the QK504-638, QR1-502, and RC109-206 sections of the stacks.

Use the terms from below to search in the Sauk catalog or to locate books within the I-Share catalog.

QK504-(638) Cryptogams

QR1-502 Microbiology

RC 109-206 Infectious Parasitic Diseases


Print Books:

Algae: QK566 .G735 2009

Freshwater Algae : Identification and Use as Bioindicators:   QK570.25 .B45 2010

Kingdoms & Domains : an Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth: QH83 .M36 2009

Mims' Medical Microbiology: QR46 .M4684 2008

The Pathogenic Enteric Protozoa : Giardia, Entamoeba, Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora: QR 251 .P286 2004



Access Science: (Award winning reference database covering all major scientific disciplines)

Credo Literati: (Award winning reference database with thousands of specialized encyclopedias and links to articles and interactive media)

Encyclopedia Britannica (General knowledge encyclopedia)



PLOS ONE: an international, peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on scientific research

Science Online: the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary



Brain Eating Amoeba Naegleria fowleri from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diatoms from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Parasites from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Algae) from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Searching Book Indexes:

  • An index is an alphabetical listing of topics usually in the back of a book
  • Try searching indexes for the following terms

Asexual reproduction   

Autotrophic and Heterotrophic

Binary fission                                    

Cell wall               






Flagellated cells

Microscopic (usually)                                     




Sexual reproduction

Single celled

Slime mold         


Unicellular (usually)       

Water molds