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Circulating books in science are arranged using Library of Congress call numbers starting with Q and can be found on the Upper Level of the SHU Library. Other libraries might use the National Library of Medicine classification system.
BASIC SCIENCES - BROAD SUBJECT CATEGORIES:
Subclass Q Science (General)
Subclass QA Mathematics
Subclass QB Astronomy
Subclass QC Physics
Subclass QD Chemistry
Subclass QE Geology
Subclass QH Natural History - Biology
Subclass QK Botany
Subclass QL Zoology
Subclass QM Human Anatomy
Subclass QP Physiology
Subclass QR Microbiology
Books and eBooks
Most of your research will be done through peer-reviewed research articles, but sometimes you'll need to find a book. Use the Library Catalog search box below to find the books you need!
Search for Books and eBooks
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) eBook List
U.S. Department of Energy genetics site. Includes information on the Human Genome Project, as well as images, resources for teachers, a section on the ethics of gfenetics research, and tutorials and guides on genetic disorders.
A searchable collection of materials and plant images. provides structured access to a teaching collection of plant images representing over 250 families and 1500 genera of vascular plants. This collection is now organized in recognition of recent molecul
Information on Endangered Species. Includes a species index, a group index (ie. Cats), a country index (listing endangered species by country), a listing of the world’s rarest mammals, and links to animal organizations, web sites, and publications.