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Searching for Books Using the Library Quick Find

Use Quick Find to find books (including e-books) at the Dr. John Archer Library, Campion College Library, Luther College Library, First Nations University Library, and online.  Details about using Quick Find are here

Quick Find offers two search modes: Simple Search (default) and Advanced Search.

  • In Simple Search, you initiate a search by entering keywords. When you get a list of search results, look for Resource Types to the left of the list, and click on the word Books under it. This leaves only books in your search results.
  • In Advanced Search you have options when you enter your keywords, such as limiting the search to a specific field (e.g. title, author, ISBN). You can limit your search results to books by selecting books from the Material Type menu, or by using the same method as is used in Simple Search (described above).

Browsing Guide for Biology-focussed Books

Printed biology books at the Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina (except for reference books) are located on the 4th floor in the call number range QH1 - QR502. Within this range are smaller ranges where you will find books on various topics within the field of biology.

Keep in mind that many of the books in the University of Regina collection are online only—you won't find them on the shelves.

Here is a further breakdown of the call numbers QH - QR:

QH: Core topics and miscellaneous topics
QH1 - QH199.5 — Natural history, nature conservation
    QH31 — Naturalists (Charles Darwin, Louis Agassiz, etc.)
QH201 - QH278.5 — Microscopy
QH301 - QH351 — General
QH352 — Population biology
QH353 — Biological invasions; invasive species
QH359 - QH425 — Evolution
QH426 - QH470 — Genetics
QH471 - QH489 — Reproduction
QH501 - QH531 — Life
QH540 - QH549.5 — Ecology
QH573 - QH671 — Cytology

QK: Botany
QK474.8 - QK495 — Spermatophyta (Seed plants)
QK504 - QK638 — Cryptogams (Plants & plant-like organisms that reproduce by means of spores)
QK640 - QK707 — Plant anatomy
QK710 - QK899 — Plant physiology
QK900 - QK989 — Plant ecology

QL: Zoology
QL1 - QL355 — General
QL360 - QL599.82 — Invertebrates
    QL461 - QL599.82 — Insects
QL605 - QL739.8 — Vertebrates
    QL614 - QL639.8 — Fishes
    QL640 - QL669.3 — Reptiles and amphibians
    QL671 - QL699 — Birds
    QL700 - QL739.8 — Mammals
QL750 - QL795 — Animal behaviour
QL799 - QL799.5 — Morphology
QL801 - QL950.9 — Anatomy
QL951 - QL991 — Embryology

QM: Human anatomy
QM1 - QM511 — General human anatomy
QM531 - QM549 — Regional anatomy
QM550 - QM577.8 — Human and comparative histology
QM601 - QM695 — Human embryology

QP: Physiology
QP1 - QP345 — General
QP351 - QP495 — Neurophysiology & neuropsychology
QP501 - QP801 — Animal biochemistry
QP901 - QP981 — Experimental pharmacology

QR: Microbiology
QR1 - QR74.5 — General
QR75 - QR99.5 — Bacteria
QR99.6 - QR99.8 — Cyanobacteria
QR100 - QR130 — Microbial ecology
QR171 — Microorganisms in the animal body
QR180 - QR189.5 — Immunology
QR355 - QR502 — Virology

Some related browsing areas in other parts of the Library are:
          oceanography: GC
          environmental science: GE
          human ecology and anthropogeography: GF

More information is available from Class Q - Science (Library of Congress Classification Outline)

Books at Other Libraries

There are many biology books that are not owned by a University of Regina affiliated library. You may request any book that is not owned by the U of R via Interlibrary Loan.

Here are some resources to identify books not owned by the U of R:

Off-Campus Library Services

If you both live and study outside of Regina, check out the guide below.