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General Science 0261

Finding books in the library

To find books on a specific topic, try doing a subject search

How do you do that?

  1. Go to the Omni Search Screen and choose Subject from the search field drop-down menu
  2. Type in your search term-  for example - auroras (for northern lights) and then click on the Search button. Here is a screen shot of what the search screen will look like.
  3. Here is a screen shot of some of the results you might retrieve for this subject search. Results can be narrowed or modified by using the filters on the left hand side. Results can be limited by date, language, resource type, location, etc.

How is a library organized?

Academic libraries are organized by Library of Congress classification.

If you are looking for books on the various disciplines of science these call numbers will help:

Anthropology - GN

Astronomy - QB

Biology - QH

Chemistry - QD

Engineering, Civil - TA

Engineering, Chemical - TP

Engineering, Mechanical - TJ

Environmental Sciences - GE

Geology - QE

Health Sciences (Medicine) - R

Mathematical Sciences - QA

Physics - QC

Books starting with a call number from A to L are on the 3rd floor of the library.
Books starting with a call number from M to Z are on the 4th floor of the library.

Special reminder: you will also find books on these topics in the Reference Collection (main floor) and in the Northern Studies Resource Centre (5th floor) using the same call numbers.

Related Science Guides

There are many areas of science for scientific study. You might also find the following Research Guides helpful:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Engineering - Chemical
  5. Engineering - Civil
  6. Engineering - Mechanical
  7. Environmental Studies
  8. Geology
  9. Health Sciences
  10. Mathematical Sciences
  11. Physics