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Biology: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Biology. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.


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Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Biology.

  • QH1-278.5 -- Natural History
  • QH301-705 -- General Biology
  • QH426-470 -- Genetics
  • QH471-489 -- Reproduction
  • QH540-549 -- Ecology
  • QH573-671 -- Cytology
  • QH705 -- Economic Biology
  • QK1-989 -- Botany
  • QL1-991 -- Zoology
  • QM1-695 -- Human Anatomy
  • QR1-500 -- Microbiology

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Biology resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Cells
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Life Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural History
  • Zoology

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:


Major transitions in evolution
From the Great Courses Science & Mathematics Series
Call #: Great QH366.2 .M378 2010 DVD (Great Courses)


Plant world : the biology of flowering and non-flowering plants
2 DVD Set, separated for individual use.
Call #: QK45.2 .P59 2003 DVD, parts 1 & 2 (Instructional Videos)


Unlocking the mystery of life
Explores theories of the beginning of life, including Darwinism and intelligent design, by looking at the workings of DNA and the flagella on unicellular organisms.
Call #: Popular QP624 .U54 2002 DVD