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Soil Science Research Guide

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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.

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Call Numbers: Library of Congress Classification

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Call Numbers for Soil Science 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.

QH 84.8 Soil Biology 
QH 541.5 S6 Soil Ecology 
QK 604.2 M92 Mycorrhizal Fungi 
QL 110 Soil Fauna 
QR 111-113 Soil Microorganisms 
S 590-599 Soils. Soil science 
  S 592.14 Soil Surveys
  S 592.16 Soil Classification
  S 592.3 Soil Physics
  S 592.5 Soil Chemistry
  S 593.2 Soil Structure
  S 594 Soil Moisture
  S 594.5 Soil Temperature
  S 596.3 Soils and Climates
  S 596.7 Soil Plant Relationships
  S 599 Soils by Geography 

S 622-627 Soil Conservation 
S 631-667 Fertilizers and Soil Improvement 

SB 973 Soil Disinfection 
SD 390 Forest Soils 

TA 710-712 Soil Mechanics and Engineering 
TD 878-879 Soil Pollution 
TE 208 Engineering Soil Surveys





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How To Videos

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