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Welcome to the Biology Research Guide! Here you can find tips on how to find and use information pertaining to Biology. Please explore the links and feel free to contact us for any additional information or help using our resources.
Quick Access to E-Resources in the Natural Sciences
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Forensic Science: An Illustrated Dictionary (through Ebook Central)
The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Procedures and Practice (through SpringerLink)
Ebooks and Ejournals Collections
In the library: The Library User Assistance Desk to your immediate left as you enter the library is a good place to start.
By email: Email the librarian responsible for your faculty for a reply during regular working hours.
Research consultations: Book a research consultation with the librarian responsible for your faculty by Zoom or phone.
For Distance Education students: Telephone: 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2 or email: email@example.com
Searching the Catalogue
The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (including individual articles).
You can search the catalogue by:
- Call Number
When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.
More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.
Additional Print Resources
- A Concise Dictionary of Biology (2nd Floor: Ref. QH 302.5 C66 1990)
- Concise Encyclopedia of Biology (2nd Floor: Ref. QH 302.5 A2313 1995)
Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Biology is classified under science (Q) and more specifically, under QH - Natural History. The following are the Natural history designations:
QH1-278.5 Natural history (General)
QH1-(199.5) General (Including nature conservation, geographical distribution )
QH301-705.5 Biology (General)
QH705-705.5 Economic biology
- Some may be located by using the library’s catalogue and selecting "Books & eBooks" as the "Material Type" and then further filtering your results by "Available online".
- E-books can also be located by searching in e-book collections. Searching in these collections is the same as searching in a database. Recommended e-book collections can be found below.