There are two ways to discover paper biology books.
(1) Search by keyword or Subject Heading
In our book catalogs, keywords will be searched in titles, sometimes in table-of-contents, and in official subject headings.
Hint: Once you find a good title, from the detailed record use the Subject Headings to find other titles in a similar area.
Hint: Many titles are found side-by-side on the shelves by call number (see below), so browse the shelves.
(2) Browse by Library of Congress (LC) call number.
Books are arranged on the shelves using a letter/number system, and these numbers align with official Subject Headings.
The LC numbers and associated headings for basic chemistry, mathematics, and physics are:
QD71-142 Analytical chemistry
QD146-197 Inorganic chemistry
QD241-441 Organic chemistry
QD450-801 Physical and theoretical chemistry
QD625-655 Radiation chemistry
QA71-90 Instruments and machines
QA75-76.95 Calculating machines
QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA76.75-76.765 Computer software
QA101-(145) Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic
QA273-280 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
QA440-699 Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology
QA801-939 Analytic mechanics
QC81-114 Weights and measures
QC120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter
Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and
solid state physics
QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC350-467 Optics. Light
QC474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)
QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism
QC669-675.8 Electromagnetic theory
QC676-678.6 Radio waves (Theory)
QC701-715.4 Electric discharge
QC717.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases
QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
QC793-793.5 Elementary particle physics
QC794.95-798 Radioactivity and radioactive substances
QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology
Including the earth's atmosphere
QC974.5-976 Meteorological optics
QC980-999 Climatology and weather
QC994.95-999 Weather forecasting