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Welcome to the biology research guide! This guide contains information and links to help you get started with biology research, organized according to the format and type of information needed. Please use the contact information on the right to get personalized help with biology-related questions.

The Library of Congress Classification System, which is the call number system utilized for locating and organizing library resources, breaks Biology down into a series of topics. Here are some of the primary divisions:

  • Q is General Science
  • QH is specifically Natural History - Biology
  • QH1-278.5 is Natural History (General)
    • QH1-199.5 General
      Including nature conservation, geographical distribution
    • QH201-278.5 Microscopy
  • QH 301-705.5 is Biology (General)
    • QH 359-425 is Evolution
    • QH 426-470 is Genetics
    • QH 540-549.5 is Ecology  

Look at the Library of Congress Classification System Outline for more information.

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