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Biol 315/415 - Parasitology: eBooks/Books

parasites, adaptations, genetics, evolution, infectious diseases, immunoparasitology, life cycles, taxonomy, arthropods, helminthes, protozoans, pathogens, immunization, vectors, transmission, primary host, secondary host, ecot & endoparasitology

eBooks/Books @ the Library

The VIU Library has eBooks on a wide range of subjects. You can access these eBooks from on or off campus using your Library ID and PIN.

Find eBooks using LibrarySearch's eBook search :

eBooks vary in their format and features depending on the platform which means options such as turning pages, saving, or printing may differ. Please contact a Librarian if you have questions. 


Finding print books : Once you have a search result list, you can limit your titles to print books (instead of ebooks) by selecting the option on the left sidebar under the section, Library Location. For example, selecting Nanaimo will list the print books (within this result list) that are available at the Nanaimo Campus library.

Parasitology Books at the VIU Library

Here are a few examples of books on parasites in the VIU Library:  (The search box is to the left.) 

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Keywords for searching topics about parasitology

The following list provides examples of search terms you can use to find books and articles on some aspect of parasitology.

pathogen*     (searches for both pathogen and pathogens)







vaccine*     (searches for both vaccine and vaccines)

trypanosoma spp

(search for a specific species  e.g. trypanosoma cruzi)


plasmodium spp

(search for a specific species  e.g. plasmodium falciparum)



If you search a phrase or concept (with two words or more), enclose them in quotations.   For example:

"parasitic diseases"

"parasitic diseases - diagnosis"

"host-parasite relationships"

"host parasitic interactions"

"parasites - pathogenicity"

"parasites - classification"

"parasites - physiology"

"parasites - genetics"

"parasite* - evolution"

"parasites -- isolation & purification"

"fishes - parasites"

"fishes - diseases"

"veterinary parasitology"

"arthropod vectors"

"malaria - parasitology"

"malaria, falciparum - epidemiology"

"malaria, falciparum - parasitology"

"chagas'  disease"

"chagas'  disease - parasitology" 


(Note: Use the asterisk * to find different endings for your term.  For example parasit* searches for parasite, parasites, and parasitology)

Combine search terms:  (When searching in LibrarySearch (the library search engine)  'AND'  is automatically placed between words not in quotation marks.).   For example:

parasit* "infectious diseases" (searches for parasite or parasites or parsitology AND "infectious diseases"

parasit* immunology

parasite* identification

parasit* epidemiology

parasit* "disease transmission"

parasit* "animal behavior"  (sp. behaviour)

parasit* ethology

parasit* protozoan*

parasit* protozoan* dna

parasit* "life cycle"

parasit* fish*

parasite* genome

parasite*  ecology

"arthropod vectors" "emerging diseases"