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Browse print books on biology topics.

Browse our eBooks on biology topics.

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Journal Titles

If you have a citation to an article, type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.

For help decoding journal abbreviations check out the CASSI Journal Abbreviations search tool.


Browse the Shelves

Most books on biology have call numbers that start with Q, located on the upper level.

  • General Biology: QH 301-705.5
  • Botany: QK 1-989
  • Zoology: QL 1-991
  • Human Anatomy: QM 1-695
  • Physiology: QP 1-801
  • Microbiology: QR 1-502
  • Biotechnology: TP 248.13-248.65

Find Journal Articles

In a library database

Find Organism Info

In one of these organism databases

ScienceDaily Biology News

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Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.
  • Click on the Create Request, choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Articles are delivered to your interlibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

Other Citation Styles can help you create, manage, and save citations in a variety of citation styles.

Below are links to the style manuals for some other common citation styles.  


The Purdue OWL has great information on APA, MLA, and Chicago.