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Biology Research Guide: Books

library and information resources in biology

Why Books?

Books are great for ...

  • basic reference information (descriptions, morphology habitat)
  • field guides
  • in depth, detailed information

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Browse the Shelves for Biology

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Biology
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
508 Natural history
560-569 Paleontology; Paleozoology
570 Life sciences
571 Physiology & related subjects
572 Biochemistry
573 Specific physiological systems in animals
575 Specific parts of systems in plants
576 Genetics & evolution
577 Ecology
578 Natural history of organisms
579 Microorganisms, fungi & algae
580 Plants (Botany)
582 Plants noted for characteristics & flowers
583 Dicotyledons
584 Monocotyledons
587 Vascular seedless plants
590 Animals (Zoology)
592-594 Invertebrates
595 Athropods
596 Chordates
597 Cold-blooded vertebrates; fishes
598 Birds
599 Mammals

Locations for biology materials

  • 1st floor Reference
  • 3rd floor Circulating Collection
  • 5th floor Oversize Collection (for items too tall for regular shelves)
  • basement storage Historic Circulating Materials