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Chem/Bio 301: Big Red Books -- Subjects vs Keywords

Guide for students taking Chem/Bio 301

LC Subject Authoritires

You can browse through the "Big Red Books" at the Information and Reference Desk, or online from the Library of Congress website.  When using the website, keep the Search Type: Subject Authority Headings.

Example: When you enter the phrase, "genetically engineered foods" you will see that there are "0" bibliographic records with this subject heading.  When you click on the red "References" button you find that "genetically modified foods" is the authorized subject heading. 

LC Subject Headings

You can browse through the "Big Red Books" at the Information and Reference Desk, or online from the Library of Congress website. 

Finding Books by Subject

The primary call number ranges for Biology are:

QH-Natural Science-Biology

QK-Botany

QL-Zoology

QM-Human Anatomy

QP-Physiology

QR-Microbiology

 

The complete listing of LC Call Numbers and

LC Call Numbers for Q - Science

Big Red Books -- Library of Congress Subject headings

The Library of Congress Subject Headings (Big Red Books) are used in Chemistry/Biology 301 to help find subject terms.

Use the Appropriate letter for the topic you are searching in the 

Individual PDF Files: By Beginning Letter

You may be cross references to the actual subject term from this entry.  

For example:  Searching "Pain relievers" in the P's will redirect users to the A's for Analgesics, i.e. USE Analgesics

Library of Congress Subject Headings

The 'Big Red Books" are in the Reference Collection (2nd Floor) of the Brookens Library, Call Number Z695 L695 2012 or Onlne at  http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo41825