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Department of Biology
Departmental Research Guide
This research guide relays some basic information on library and information resources pertaining to the concerns of this department, as provided by University Libraries and/or sites on the World Wide Web.
1. To Shelf-Browse for Books (using main Library of Congress Subject Divisions)
Books on subjects associated with this field are shelved under the call number ranges listed below. Use TOPCAT to search for specific items in the collection, or more narrowly-defined subjects.
Environmental Sciences: GE ------- Biochemistry: QD415-QD436 ------- Paleobiology: QE760.8-QE996.5 ------- Natural History: QH1-QH278.5 ------- Biology Miscellaneous (Evolution, Genetics, Reproduction, Ecology, Cytology, etc.): QH301-QH705.5 ------- Botany: QK ------- Zoology: QL ------- Human Anatomy: QM ------- Physiology: QP ------- Microbiology: QR ------- Natural Resources Conservation: S900-S954 ------- Environmental Technology: TD ------- Biotechnology: TP248.13-TP248.65 ------- various bibliographic subjects (Z)
The following services are recommended for courses for first-year students and nonmajors:
2b. To Find Journal and Magazine Articles (using indexing/abstracting/full-text services)
The following services are recommended for use by advanced students and researchers:
The following are recommended for use:
- handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, etc.: available in Helm Reference, mainly in the GF, QH, QK, QL, QM, QP, and QR parts of the collection. See the Shelf List of Science & Technology-Related Reference Works in the Reference Department, Helm Library.
- 18-20th century printed works in the Kentucky Building relating to botany (including original works by Linnaeus and John James Audubon), biology and medicine.
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