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Biology: Books

Resources for Biology

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

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Browsing by Call Number


Most Biology books fall within the QH call number range on our lower level


359 - 425  Evolution
426 - 470  Genetics
471 - 489  Reproduction
501 - 539  Life                                                                                                                            

Other relevant areas include:

QK       (Botany)
QL       (Zoology)
QM      (Human Anatomy)
QP       (Physiology)
QR     (Microbiology)                      


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