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Welcome to the Biology research guide! This guide provides links to resources available at the Waidner-Spahr Library and on the World Wide Web to support the Biology program at Dickinson College. 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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