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Tips for Finding Books in the Biological Sciences

  • Start with keyword searching, but if you get too many items, try a subject search
  • Subject search terms are controlled vocabulary, e.g., mosses - Northwest, Pacific or salmon fisheries - Northwest, Pacific
  • After running a keyword search, look for a book title that sounds relevant. Click on the title to see the individual item, then scroll down to the Library of Congress Subject Headings. See if one of the subject headings might work and then re-run the search
  • Use the Advanced Search to limit your search to words in the title, to specific library locations, to specific dates, or to other criteria

Library of Congress classification for Biological Sciences

These sections are located on the 4th Floor, Brooks Library

QH301-705.5   Biology (General)

QK1-989           Botany

QL1-991           Zoology

QM1-695          Human anatomy

QP1-(981)        Physiology

QR1-502          Microbiology



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Refine your search by using the limiters in the left column of the results page. Books that are not available at Brooks will be ordered from Summit or WorldCat (Libraries Worldwide) via interlibrary loan. Allow 5-7 days for delivery.



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