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Biology Research Guide

Books & Library Catalogs

The HSU Library Catalog lists all of the books videos and CDs at our library.  

A keyword search is usually the best way to begin.  When you find items of interest, check the catalog records for subject headings or other terms to modify your search.

You can borrow books from other libraries with our Interlibrary Loan service. For details about the ILL policies, view the ILL FAQ page.

Call Numbers: Library of Congress Classification

Print Books at HSU

Find books in the HSU catalog!

Google Books

National Science Digital Library

How To Videos

The following short videos will show you how to accomplish some basic research tasks.

Call Numbers for Biology Books

Our Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers. In this system, the first two or three lines of a call number identify the subject of a book or other item. The main call number used for Biology is QH.

QH - Natural History, Biology

QH1-278.5       Natural history (General)

QH1-(199.5)    General

Including nature conservation, geographical distribution

QH201-278.5   Microscopy

QH301-705.5     Biology (General)

QH359-425        Evolution

QH426-470        Genetics

QH471-489        Reproduction

QH501-531        Life

QH540-549.5     Ecology

QH573-671        Cytology

QH705-705.5     Economic biology 

E-Books (Online)

Find E-books in the HSU catalog!

You can also browse and search Ebrary. Here is a guide how to use ebrary.