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Biology Resource Guide: Books

Finding Biology information in Dacus Library.

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QH   Natural history (General) , Biology (General)

  • 1 - 278.5   Natural history (General)
  • 75 - 77   Nature conservation. Landscape protection -,
  • 201 - 278.5   Microscopy
  • 301 - 705   Biology (General)
  • 426 - 470   Genetics
  • 471 - 489   Reproduction
  • 501 - 531   Life
  • 540 - 549   Ecology. Including general and animal ecology. For human ecology, see GF; For environmental sciences, see GE; For plant ecology, see QK
  • 573 - 671   Cytology
  • 705   Economic biology

QK   Botany

  • 1 - 989   Botany
  • 640 - 673   Plant anatomy
  • 710 - 899   Plant physiology
  • 900 - 989   Plant ecology

QL   Zoology

  • 1 - 991   Zoology
  • 750 - 795   Animal behavior and psychology
  • 799   Morphology
  • 801 - 950.9   Anatomy
  • 951 - 991   Embryology

QM   Human anatomy

  • 1 - 695   Human anatomy
  • 601 - 695   Human embryology

QP   Physiology / Biochemistry

  • 1 - 981   Physiology
  • 341 - 495   Neurophysiology. Neuropsychology
  • 501 - 801   Animal biochemistry
  • 901 - 981   Experimental pharmacology

QR   Microbiology

  • 1 - 500   Microbiology
  • 75 - 99   Bacteria
  • 180 - 189.5   Immunology
  • 355 - 500   Virology

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1) Try a keyword search for your topic.

2) Look at several relevant records from the results list and write down words and phrases from the "subject" area of the record.

3) Go back to the search screen and search by SUBJECT using the words you identified in step 2.


4) When you find something you would like to see, copy down the call number and location, then locate the item on the shelf.

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1) Search Pascal Delivers for books available in other South Carolina libraries. Pascal Delivers will deliver requested books to Dacus Library.

2) If not available through Pascal Delivers, request the item through Interlibrary Loan. The item, if available, will be mailed to Dacus Library. 

3) To search for books in libraries worldwide, search WorldCat. Request items through Interlibrary Loan if not available in Dacus Library.

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Bookshelf, the books division of the NLM Literature Archive (LitArch) at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), is an online searchable collection of books, reports, databases, and other scholarly literature in biology, medicine, and the life sciences