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Biology Research Guide: Books

This online guide is developed specifically for those doing research in Biology. It provides a recommended list of resources, which encompasses print materials, electronic databases, and selected Internet resources.


Use the library catalog to locate books in the Marshall University libraries. The following Library of Congress Subject Headings can be used with the Subject Heading search to locate books in the Marshall University libraries:

For additional, useful subject headings for your topic, consult the following listings, available in the Reference Collection:

Library of Congress Subject Headings (Reference Desk) Browse the shelves in these call number areas to find books devoted to biology (see Library of Congress Classification Outline for details):

  • QH 26 Biologists
  • QH301-QH705 Biology

For books at other libraries, search other Library catalogs over the Web. These books may be ordered from other libraries using the Information Delivery Services (IDS).