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Biology: Biology 103 Lab Resources

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in biology.

Selected Books

A few books, in print and electronic format,  to get you started on your research. You may find these and others by searching the library catalog.


Some books useful for this assignment have been placed on reserve, and may be checked out from the Reserve Desk in the lobby. The catalog record will indicate Shelved at Reserves Desk in Lobby. For more information about Reserves, see the Course Reserves tab on the User Services Guide..

Researching Your Topic


The subject headings below are intended to be a starting point for your research. Browsing the shelves around the call number areas listed below will reveal other books in the same general subject areas. Conducting subject searches in the online Library catalog will allow you to locate books on specific topics. Using the online catalog search box in the next section below, select "Subject Heading," from the menu, and type in term(s) from your subject and press "Search."

Subjects/Call Number Ranges for Books

  • Cancer, including biological basis: RC261-RC265
  • Cell Biology (Cytology), including Cell Differentiation, Chromosomes: QH573-QH671
  • Genetics: QH426-QH470
  • Human Physiology: QP1-QP 801
  • Plant Anatomy and Plant Physiology: QK640-QK899
  • Zoology, including Animal Anatomy: QL801-QL950.9


  • REF QH 302.5 .E535x 2002 Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
  • REF Q121.M3 2002 McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (also online)
  • REF QH302.5.F38 1999 Facts on File Dictionary of Biology
  • REF QH302.5 .W67 1999 World of Biology
  • REF RC262 .E558 2002 The Encyclopedia of Cancer 
  • REF QH427 .E532 2002 Encyclopedia of Genetics
  • REF QH440.2 .G455 2003 Genetics and Cell Biology on File


Finding Journal Articles in Databases

Use these library databases as a starting point to find articles on your subjects

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