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BIOLOGY 186 - January 2018

BIOL 186 Library Lab Assignment

Before you go to the library, review the following resources: [It is important that these resources be reviewed so that you can complete the Library Lab Worksheet independently.]

1. How to Read a Library of Congress Call Number:
2. Library of Congress Call Numbers (American Museum of Natural History Research Library):
3. Library of Congress Classification Outline:
4. UVic Libraries Call Number Video: Locate Your Book, Reading Call Numbers
5. McPherson Library floor maps:

Citing & Referencing for Biology 186

Call Numbers/Subject Headings

The Library Call Numbers for Biology are listed below. Check a Floor Map to locate the Biology Print Collections in the McPherson Library.

QH Natural History

QK Botany

QL Zoology

S Agriculture

SB Plant Culture

SD Forestry

SH Aquaculture. Fisherie

Select a Subject Heading to browse Biology books in the McPherson Library:

Plant Anatomy

Plant Physiology

Plant Ecology


Animal Ecology

Animal Behavior


Economic Biology


Cell Biology [Cytology]

UVic Libraries Website - Searching for Books

Clicking on this image will take you to the UVic Libraires website where you can search for print and online resources available via the UVic Libraries. When looking for books, it is best to search the Libraries Catalogue by selecting the Books & media tab, located just beside the Search everything tab. A Books & media search option is also located under the Search & find tab on the top menu bar. Search for books by the typing in the title (without leading articles), the author's name, or topic keywords. You can limit your search to ebooks, videos, etc. Two minute Library Help Videos explain how to find books, read call numbers and navigate the website.

Featured Print Books (McPherson Library Collection)