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Departmental guide for BIOLOGY at JMU.

Online Reference Sources

Check out other online encyclopedias available through JMU Libraries here.

Print Reference Resources

Rose Library contains a large print reference collection of biology books. To find physical reference books in the Libraries' collection, search using the Library's catalog.  

JMU Libraries uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize books in the collection. Biology books can be found in several subclasses. 

Q = Science, General 

QH = Natural History, Biology 

QK = Botany 

QL = Zoology 

QM = Human Anatomy 

QP = Physiology

QR = Microbiology  

When browsing for books in one of these disciplines, head to the shelves that begin with the letters outlined above.