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New Arrivals in Circulation

The books below are available for check out. Come check them out at the library, 3rd Floor!

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Visible Empire - Daniela Bleichmar
Call Number: QK 21 .S7 B54 2012 Circulating Books
ISBN: 9780226058535
Publication Date: 2012

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Genetics and Philosophy - Paul Griffiths; Karola Stotz
Call Number: QH 447 .G75 2013
ISBN: 1107002125
Publication Date: 2013

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The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology - C. U. M. Smith; William Clower; Stanley Finger; Eugenio Frixione
Call Number: QP 355.2 .A55 2012 Circulating Books -- New Additions
ISBN: 9780199766499
Publication Date: 2012


Getting Started

Welcome to the Biology subject guide.  Although it is not comprehensive, it will point you to the most useful databases, journals, books and reference sources, and online information.  It will assist you in both basic and advanced research.  Updating is done periodically so keep an eye out for information about new resources and search tips. 

Looking for Books? You can find books by using our online catalog or you may want to browse the shelf.  Print books are located in the "Q" section on the third floor of Blakley Library. Below is a high level view of the classification system. Click here for more details.

  • QH - Natural History & Biology
  • QK - Botany
  • QL - Zoology
  • QM - Human Anatomy
  • QP - Physiology
  • QR - Microbiology

Refer to selected books (online or in print). These may be located in the Reference section(first floor to the left of circulation), or available electronically. Reference books use the same Call Numbers as the circulating books listed above and must be used within the Library.

Delve into our Databases for articles.

Explore Journals: Journal titles can be searched for in the Online Catalog or by using Full-Text Journal Search.

Surf on over to these Internet Resources for a change of pace.


Shelf Browsing by Subject Classification

Subclass QH

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

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

Subclass QL

QL1-991    Zoology
QL1-355        General Including geographical distribution
QL360-599.82        Invertebrates
QL461-599.82            Insects
QL605-739.8        Chordates.  Vertebrates
QL614-639.8            Fishes
QL640-669.3            Reptiles and amphibians
QL671-699            Birds
QL700-739.8            Mammals
QL750-795        Animal behavior
QL791-795            Stories and anecdotes
QL799-799.5        Morphology
QL801-950.9        Anatomy
QL951-991        Embryology

Subclass QM

QM1-695    Human anatomy   
QM1-511        General
QM531-549        Regional anatomy
QM550-577.8        Human and comparative histology
QM601-695        Human embryology

Subclass QP

QP1-(981)    Physiology
QP1-345        General Including influence of the environment
QP351-495        Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
QP501-801        Animal biochemistry
QP(901)-(981)        Experimental pharmacology

Subclass QR

QR1-502    Microbiology
QR1-74.5        General
QR75-99.5        Bacteria
QR99.6-99.8        Cyanobacteria
QR100-130        Microbial ecology
QR171        Microorganisms in the animal body
QR180-189.5        Immunology
QR355-502        Virology


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This guide is created by Melissa Randall and licensed by University of Dallas Blakley Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.

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