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Research Guides@Tufts

Synthetic Biology

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In most academic libraries, print items are filed according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) System.  Books about the technical aspects of synthetic biology often are located in Section TA164 (bioengineering).  Works with a more biological or medical focus are in the Q and R sections.  Works focusing on ethical or economic aspects may be found in the B or H sections.  The Tufts Catalog provides the easiest way to locate these items via title, subject, and keyword searches.

Synthetic Biology is a Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) and searching on that heading in the Tufts Catalog quickly retrieves sources focusing primarily on this topic.  Related headings include Bioengineering.

Technical handbooks provide detailed descriptions of how things work alongside equations, graphs, diagrams, and data sets.  Some eVersions now offer interactive charts and tables.  These provide quick access to technical aspects of various stages in design and development.

Technical standards provide guidance on best practices, procedures, and measurements and are embedded in regulations and codes.  Many provide extensive technical information of value regardless of whether compliance is required.