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Biology: Find Books

Guide to Resources for Research in Biology

PSU Library Catalog

Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog, use Find & Request for call number and floor location. If the Library does not own a copy, you'll have an option to Request from Summit. Summit is a partnership where libraries loan books to one another. Summit requests take about 5 days.

Requesting Books through ILL

If a book you need for your research is not available from the Library or Summit, use the Request from Interlibrary Loan option. Interlibrary Loan requests take about 10 days. 

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Find Books Using Subject Headings

Browsing the library shelves by call number ranges is another strategy for locating information on a topic. Broad Biology classifications are listed here; for more subject-specific call numbers, please talk with a librarian.

QH Natural History, General Biology, Ecology
(general textbooks: QH 308 )
QK Botany
(general textbooks: QK 47 - QK 50 )
QL Zoology
(general textbooks: QL 47 - QL 52 )
QM Human Anatomy
(general textbooks: QM 23-QM 34 )
QP Animal Physiology
(general textbooks: QP 31 )
QR Microbiology
(general textbooks: QR 41 )
SB Plant Culture (Agriculture)
SD Forestry
SF Animal Culture
SH Aquaculture, Fisheries
SK Wildlife Management