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BIOL 182 - General Biology II


You can find books and articles at Brooks Library using OneSearch. You will want to log in using your WildCat login for best results.

Your search will automatically search the scope: "CWU Books, Articles, and More," which allows you to search the books and government documents held at Brooks Library as well as a number of databases and electronic resources like the Library of Congress' digital collections.

After completing a simple keyword search, you can narrow your results by clicking on the headings to the left and top of your results. Note in particular the headings "Peer-reviewed journals" and "Available at CWU."

You can use the OneSearch window below, or perform an Advanced Search by using the menu on the left of the library home page as follows:

Search and Find ->OneSearch->Advanced Search.


OneSearch Tutorial

Tips for Finding Books and Articles 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