Biology

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Reference resources in Biology

Browsing Biology Books

Most science books are found in the Q range of Library of Congress call numbers and various other disciplines relate to biology.  Browse in these areas:

  • Q Science (General)
  • QA Mathematics
  • QB Astronomy
  • QC Physics
  • QD Chemistry
  • QE Geology
  • QH Natural history - Biology
  • QK Botany
  • QL Zoology
  • QM Human anatomy
  • QP Physiology
  • QR Microbiology
  • S Agriculture
  • SB Plant Culture
  • SD Forestry
  • SF Animal Culture
  • SH Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling

Information about Medicine is found in the R range of call numbers.  Here are some of the main areas:

  • R Medicine (General)
  • RC Internal medicine
  • RD Surgery
  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • RJ Pediatrics
  • RK Dentistry
  • RT Nursing
  • RX Homeopathy

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