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BIO 100/201/202/218 - Downtown (Cruz): Find Books

Catalog Subject Headings

Why Use Books?

Books may be useful when...

You want focused, in-depth information about a subject.  However, the depth to which a book covers your topic may vary.
NOTE: If you need general/background information about your topic, find a reference resource using the "Get Started" tab on the left.  If your research topic is very current, try finding articles instead, as books will not have the most current information.

Search the Catalog

For locating books, e-books, and DVDs that are specific to your topic, it is important to utilize the Library Catalog for your search.

Search the Library Catalog by keyword, subject, author, or title.




  NOTE: In general, books about Medicine and its topics can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:

    R     Medicine (General)

    RB   Pathology

    RC   Internal Medicine

    RM  Therapeutics, Pharmacology

    RS   Pharmacy


Tips for seaching the catalog:

  • USE simple words or phrases, like "antidepressants" or "celiac disease "
  • AVOID typing in long phrases. (See what happens when you type in "what is the treatment for Addison's Disease?")
  • Find books at a specific campus by clicking Modify Search.
  • Or request books from another campus by clicking  .