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Book Search

The Discover search box on the Library's home page is a gateway to thousands of ebooks. You can limit to "source type" ebooks (click "show more" if you don't see it.) To find print books (and some ebooks) in the library's collection, use the search box below.

Library Catalog Search      
  • Type in a specific title or click the dropdown to search by author (last name first!) 
  • Start a subject search by using the keyword option on the dropdown menu.
  • When you find a book of interest, click on the subject headings in the record to find similar items.
  • You can also browse by call number to take a virtual walk through the book stacks

Call Numbers

Call numbers tell you where a book is shelved. In the Francis A. Drexel Library, we use Library of Congress Classification which groups titles by subject matter.

The following call number ranges will help you get started. For books about a more specific topic, please search our catalog by keyword.

QH Biology
 QH1- National history
 QH201-278.5 Microscopy
 QH301- Biology
 QH359-425 Evolution
 QH426-470 Genetics
 QH471-489 Reproduction
 QH501-531 Life
 QH540-549.5 Ecology
 QH573-671 Cytology

QK Botany
 QK1-474.5 General
 QK474.8-495 Spermatophyta
 QK640- Plant anatomy
 QK710-899 Plant physiology
 QK900-989 Plant ecology

QL Zoology
 QL1-355 General
 QL360-599 Invertebrates
 QL605-739.8 Vertebrates
   QL614-639.8 Fishes
   QL640-669.3 Reptiles & amph.
   QL671-699 Birds
   QL700-739.8 Mammals
 QL750-795 Animal behavior
 QL799 Morphology
 QL801-950 Anatomy
 QL951-991 Embryology

QM Human Anatomy

QP Physiology

QR Microbiology
 QR1-74.5 General
 QR75-99 Bacteria
 QR100-130 Microbial ecology
 QR171 Microorganisms
 QR180-189.5 Immunology
 QR355-502 Virology