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General Science Resources: Guide Home

Research Starter

Research Starter

Here is a list of the most useful sources for general sciences. Some strategies for getting your research started are:

  • Consult reference books and databases for an overview of a topic or quick information.
  • Find books and e-books from the library catalog and e-book databases for in-depth information.
  • Search journal databases and indexes for articles with the most current research.

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Books and E-Books

In the Library of Congress call number system, books on the sciences are likely to be shelved in section Q and its subsections:

  • Q (Science (General))
  • QA (Mathematics) [includes computer sciences]
  • QB (Astronomy)
  • QC (Physics)
  • QD (Chemistry)
  • QE (Geology)
  • QH (Natural history - Biology)
  • QK (Botany)
  • QL (Zoology)
  • QM (Human anatomy)
  • QP (Physiology)
  • QR (Microbiology)



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James Gill
Lonas Campus Library
3904 Lonas Drive
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