This subject guide contains a non-inclusive list of resources not only housed in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, but also electronic sources, some of which may be accessed from off campus. It is designed to serve as a starting point for research in the field of biology, including, but not limited to, anatomy and ecology.
Library of Congress Classification Headings
Science books can be found under the “Q” heading in the stacks. For a more detailed breakdown of the headings, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline . Biology materials can be found under the “QH” subheading. You can search the Pfeiffer Library online book catalog here.
Select Reference Books
Anatomy of the Human Body, Ref. QM23.2 .G73 1973 Gray’s Anatomy.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Ref. Q121 .M3 1982
Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia, Ref. Q121 .V3 1995
Dictionary of Ecology, Ref. QH541 .H25
Elsevier’s Dictionary of Biology, Ref. QH302.5 .E47 1998
The Facts on File Dictionary of Biology, Ref. QH302.5 .F38 1999
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Botany, Ref. QK9 .U8 1996
The Encyclopedia of Biological Sciences, Ref. QH13 .G7
Electronic Books on Credo Reference
Refer to the Tutorials page for tips on how to search in particular databases.
Academic Search Premier
A general database containing abstracts for over 8,000 journals, and full-text for more than 4,500 of those titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A database containing more than 384,000 abstracts and full text of over 4,700 articles dealing with environmental issues. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A full-text general database that containing articles in the field of biological sciences, botany and plant sciences, and ecology and evolutionary sciences. We only subscribe to a portion of the content that JSTOR provides.
OmniFile Full Text Select
A general database indexing over 1,600 full-text titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
The Biology Project
An interactive online resource for biology created by the University of Arizona.
Cell and molecular biology resources.
The online home of the journal Nature.
The online home of the journal Science.
“An education resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.”
Encyclopedia of Earth
An electronic resource about the Earth.
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