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Biological & Physical Sciences: Find Books

A guide to resources on biology and physical science in Fontbonne's Jack C. Taylor Library.

In the Stacks: Getting Started

Many relevant materials can be found in the QH-QR call number range.

Below is a detailed breakdown of  some of he Library of Congress' Q Class.

Browsing: Biological & Physical Sciences

If you don't know where to start, you might find it helpful to look at the books we have in the stacks. These are the Library of Congress sections paired with their corresponding subjects, to help you browse for books:

QH 1-278.5: Natural history

QH 301-705.5: Biology, including:

QH 359-425: Evolution

QH 426-470: Genetics

QH 471-489: Reproduction

QH 540-549.5: Ecology

QH 573-671: Cytology

QK 1-989: Botany

QL 1-991: Zoology, including:

QL 360-599.82: Invertebrates

QL 614-639.8: Fishes

QL 640-669.3: Reptiles & amphibians

QL 671-699: Birds

QL 700-739.8: Mammals

QL 801-950.9: Anatomy

QM 1-695: Human anatomy

QP 1-981: Physiology

QR 1-502: Microbiology


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LC Call Numbers

The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.

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