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Biology: Books and E-books

This guide will introduce biology resources available to Pepperdine University students.

Finding E-books

Call Number Ranges for Biology

Circulating Books and Reference Books can both be found on the 1st floor of Payson Library.  While Reference Books and Circulating books are not housed in the same location on the 1st floor, they are both organized using Library of Congress call numbers.

In addition to searching for books about biology in the library catalog, you can also browse the shelves using these Library of Congress call number ranges to guide you. 

QH1-278.5              Natural history (General)
QH1-(199.5)            General Including nature conservation, geographical distribution
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            Economic biology

QK1-989                  Botany
QK1-474.5               General Including geographical distribution
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

QL1-991                  Zoology
QL1-355                  General Including geographical distribution
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

QM1-695                 Human anatomy
QM1-511                 General
QM531-549             Regional anatomy
QM550-577.8          Human and comparative histology
QM601-695             Human embryology

QP1-(981)              Physiology
QP1-345                 General physiology, Including influence of the environment
QP351-495             Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
QP501-801             Animal biochemistry
QP(901)-(981)        Experimental pharmacology

QR1-502                 Microbiology
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

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