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Biology Research: Getting Started: Background Information

Resources for biology research

Reference Sources

Researching Your Topic


The subject headings below are intended to be a general 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 JaxCat online Library catalog will allow you to locate books on specific topics. In the catalog, select "Subject Heading," from the menu, type in term(s) from your subject and press "Search."

Subjects/Call Number Ranges for Books

  • QH: General biology. (A wide range of subjects including natural history, textbooks, ecology, genetics)
  • QK: Botany
  • QL:Zoology
  • QM: Human Anatomy
  • QP: Physiology
  • QR: Microbiology

Reference Works Search

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