Life Sciences - Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Zoology & the Environment

Resources relating to biology, ecology. botany, zoology and the environment.

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Library of Congress
Call Numbers-Biology/Ecology

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Biology/Ecology:

QH301-705.5                          Biology (General)

QH359-425                            Evolution

QH426-470                            Genetics

QH471-489                            Reproduction

QH501-531                               Life

QH540-549.5                          Ecology

QH573-671                            Cytology

QH705-705.5                          Economic biology

Library of Congress
Call Numbers-Botany

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Botany:

QK1-474.5                             Botany General

QK474.8-495                          Spermatophyta.  Phanerogams

QK494-494.5                          Gymnosperms

QK495                                  Angiosperms

QK504-(638)                           Cryptogams

QK640-(707)                           Plant anatomy

QK710-899                             Plant physiology

QK900-989                             Plant ecology


Library of CongressCall Numbers-Environmental Sciences

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Environmental Sciences:

GE1‑350                            Environmental sciences

GE70‑90                            Environmental education

GE170‑190                         Environmental policy

GE195‑199                         Environmentalism.  Green movement

GE300‑350                         Environmental management

GF1‑900                            Human ecology.  Anthropogeography

GF51                                Environmental influences on humans

GF75                                Human influences on the environment


Library of Congress
Call Numbers-Zoology

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for Zoology:

QL1-355                                 General Zoology

QL360-599.82                          Invertebrates

QL461-599.82                          Insects

QL605-739.8                           Chordates.  Vertebrates

QL614-639.8                            Fishes

QL640-669.3                            Reptiles and amphibians

QL671-699                              Birds

QL700-739.8                            Mammals

QL750-795                              Animal behavior

QL791-795                              Stories and anecdotes

QL799-799.5                           Morphology

QL801-950.9                            Anatomy

QL951-991                              Embryology

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books

If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

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