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Biological Sciences: Finding Books

Biological Sciences Book Shelfmarks

The majority of the Library's biological sciences book collections can be found on floor three of the McClay Library.  Here, you will find books arranged by shelfmark.   The shelfmark indicates the exact location on shelves of a particular book and also the subject of the book.                                      

QH1-(199.5)   General Natural History
QH201-278.5  Microscopy
QH301-705.5  Biology (General)
QH359-425     Evolution
QH426-470     Genetics
QH471-489     Reproduction
QH501-531      Life
QH540-549.5   Ecology
QH573-671      Cytology
QH705-705.5   Economics
QK1-474.5       General Botany
QK474.8-495   Spermatophyta.  Phanerogams
QK494-494.5   Gymnosperms
QK495             Angiosperms
QK504-(638)   Cryptogams
QK640-(707)    Plant anatomy
QK710-899      Plant physiology
QK900-989      Plant ecology
QL1-355          General Zoology
QL360-599.82  Invertebrates
QL461-599.82  Insects
QL605-739.8    Chordates.  Vertebrates
QL614-639.8    Fishes
QL640-669.3    Reptiles and amphibians
QL671-699       Birds
QL700-739.8    Mammals
QL750-795       Animal behavior
QL791-795       Stories and anecdotes
QL799-799.5    Morphology
QL801-950.9    Anatomy
QL951-991       Embryology
QM1-511          General Human anatomy
QM531-549      Regional anatomy
QM550-577.8   Human and comparative histology
QM601-695      Human embryology
QP1-345          General Physiology
QP351-495      Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
QP501-801      Animal biochemistry
QP(901)-(981) Experimental pharmacology
QR1-74.5        General Microbiology
QR75-99.5      Bacteria
QR99.6-99.8   Cyanobacteria
QR100-130     Microbial ecology
QR171            Microorganisms in the animal body
QR180-189.5  Immunology
QR355-502     Virology

 

Books

Your reading lists or module handbook will often include a specific book title for recommended reading. You may also wish to search for books on a particular topic.  

To check whether the books you require are held within the library use the QCat Library Catalogue - the tutorial below will show you how to run a search to find both print and e-book titles.

If you would like to recommend a book for the QUB Library collection, please use our book purchase suggestion form.

If you have any queries regarding locating or accessing books, please get in touch or visit our library help page.

Finding Books

Reading Book Shelfmarks

The majority of the Library's biological sciences book collections can be found on floor three of the McClay Library.  Here, you will find books arranged by shelfmark.   The shelfmark indicates the exact location on shelves of a particular book and also the subject of the book.                                                                                             

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Reading list books

The library makes every effort to hold the key texts that are on reading lists for your modules.

If there are books on your module reading list which you cannot find in the library catalogue, please let the library know: fill in our book form or email your subject librarian, p.elliott@qub.ac.uk

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