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Biological Sciences

Looking for books?

To locate books of a particular topic, you can try the following:

  1. Search the Libraries' Online Catalog by keyword, subject, title, etc. Then you will find the call number, location, and status of a book information in the libraries of MSU.
  2. You can also try this digital library, HathiTrust (You must click the large "Login" button in the upper right of the HathiTrust site to access material, even when on campus.)
  3. Use Inter-Library Loan (ILL). If the MSU Libraries doesn't own a particular book, you may want to borrow it from other libraries. You can simply fill out an online inter-library loan request form (

Biology Book Classification

Biological sciences related books are located on the 3rd floor of the library. Below are the book call number ranges:

QH 1 - QH199

   Natural History - Biology

QH 201 - QH279


QH 301 - QH358

   General Biology

QH 359 - QH425


QH 426 - QH470


QH 471 - QH489


QH 540 - QH549


QH 573 - QH671

   Cell Biology

QR Microbiology


QR 75 - QH99


QR 100 - QH130

   Microbial Ecology

QR 180 - QH198


QR 355 - QH502


Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries