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Botany 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

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E-Books Online

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

Call Numbers for Botany 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 Botany is QK.

Subclass QK

QK1-989     Botany

QK1-474.5    General. Including geographical distribution

QK474.8-495 Spermatophyta. Phanerogams

QK494-494.5 Gymnosperms

QK495          Angiosperms

QK504-(638)  Cryptogams

QK640-(707)  Plant anatomy

QK710-899    Plant physiology

QK900-989    Plant ecology


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How To Videos

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