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Biology: Find Books

This guide is designed as a starting point for finding information about biology.

Access Science

Credo Reference

Find articles definitions, and facts in reference resources, i.e. encyclopedia, dictionaries, handbooks, and more.

Other Reference Databases

Image Database

Find images to support your research by using the database created by Encyclopedia Britannica:

VMI Library Catalog

Find books about biology by using Preston Library's catalog, which you will see immediately on the library's home page:

Here is the URL for the library's Advanced Search:  http://vmi.worldcat.org/advancedsearch

Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for books on the 400 level for additional material.

Browse these call number areas and find materials relating to biology, zoology, human anatomy, and more:

QH:   Biology

QK:   Botany

QL:   Zoology

QM:   Human Anatomy

QP:   Physiology

QR:   Microbiology

Biology Reference Books

Biology Handbook

Research Manuals

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - Book

If you need a book that Preston Library does not own, request it by completing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request form.  Use your VMI username and password to open a book request form.  Here is the URL:  https://illiad.vmi.edu/

There is no fee; there is no limit to how many ILL requests you can make.

You will be notified by email when the book arrives.  It will be held at the Circulation Desk.