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Tips on Finding Books

Books, eBooks, Articles, Videos and More

The library has a wide range of books for research.  There are reference books, books in the main collection, electronic books, and books in the Special Collections & Archives.  To access any of these, use either the Catalog Search or eBook ;Academic Collection tabs above. 

Note that, when using the WC Discovery Search, in your results screen you will see items labeled as eBook.  You read these by clicking the View Now link.  To limit the types of materials you view, or limit by a number of variables, use the links in the left filter column.

If you locate a print book that you need, make note of the collection it is in, the call number and whether the item is available or not. 

If the item is Checked Out, you may request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  
Click on the title, scroll down and click the Request item on interlibrary loan

If it can be located within a reasonable amount of time, the item will be requested for you.  When notified it has arrived you will be able to pick it up at the Library Service Desk.

Online book providers are also good resources.

Finding Print BIOlogy Books?

This list of call numbers would be useful to browse in your search for BIO books. Remember, serendipity (luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not being looked for) may lead you to find resources you may not have otherwise located!

570           BIOLOGY (general)
574.192    BIOCHEMISTRY 
575.1        GENETICS   
575.3        ECOLOGY  
576           MICROBIOLOGY   
591.3        EMBRYOLOGY
660.6        BIOTECHNOLOGY       

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