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Research Guides

Biological Sciences

A guide to biological sciences resources available at the University of Idaho Library

Finding books at the UI Library

Search for books and ebooks using the library catalog.

Books are located on the 4th (A-G), 3rd (H-S), and 2nd (T-Z) floors organized by the Library of Congress Classification system.

Call Number Areas to Browse in Biological Sciences:

Description Call # Areas
General Biology, Natural History QH
Evolution QH359-425
Genetics QH426-470
Reproduction QH471-489
Ecology QH540-549.5
Cytology QH573-671
Botany QK
Zoology QL
Invertebrates QL360-599
Insects QL461-599
Chordates. Vertebrates QL605-739
Fishes QL614-639.8
Reptiles and Amphibians QL640-669.3
Birds QL671-699
Mammals QL700-739
Animal behavior QL750-795
Anatomy QL801-950.9 
Embryology QL951-991 
Human anatomy QM
Microbiology QR
Physiology QP

Biological Sciences E-books

The UI Library now provides access to many eBooks in the Biological Sciences, which you can find by searching the library catalog or using the links below.

How do I Use Interlibrary Loan?

If you need a book that's not available at the UI Library, use the library's free Interlibrary Loan service to request it.

 You can also request articles and other research materials through Interlibrary Loan.

  1. Locate the book you would like to request using the library catalog
  2. If the book is not available, or checked out in UI and Summit, click on Request Item.
  3. Enter your user name (the barcode located on the back of your Vandal Card) and password (self selected during ILL registration)
  4. Verify book request to make sure all necessary fields are complete, and submit
  5. A record of the request should appear on your ILL account page