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Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Library Subject Guide. This LibGuide is intended to support the coursework and research needs of students enrolled in a Biological Science course or program. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Q, QH, QK, QL, QM, QP, and QR are the letters assigned by the Library of Congress classification system for books and other resources in Health and Sports Sciences. 

  • Q - Science (General)
  • QH - Natural history - Biology
  • QK - Botany
  • QL - Zoology 
  • QM - Human anatomy
  • QP - Physiology
  • QR - Microbiology

Subject Guide - Biological Sciences

Helpful Databases

Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is an index to the library’s books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notability by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

Reference Books (located in the library’s reference section)

The library carries several reference titles related to Biological Sciences. Please visit the reference section or consult with a librarian for more information. 

General Online Resources

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is a professional organization that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of all science and society.
  • Bio-protocol Created in 2011 by a group of Stanford scientists, Bio-protocol is an online peer-reviewed protocol journal. Its mission is to make life science research more efficient and reproducible by curating and hosting high quality, free access protocols.
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is a coalition of 30 scientific member societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in the biological and biomedical sciences. 
  • GenBank GenBank is the National Institute of Health's genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. 
  • Scitable by Nature Education Scitable is a free online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.
  • Tree of Life The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative project that provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history.
  • VADLO VADLO is a search engine designed by two biology scientists to make it easier to locate peer reviewed biology research online.

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