Starting Your Research
Welcome to the EWC Library's research guide for biology topics!
Use this guide to research topics on genetics and general biology.
Visit the library to use these books:
Visit the library to use this reference book:
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Biology Reference Books at the EWC Library
Find these books in the reference collection of the EWC Library. They cannot be borrowed, but are always in the library to use.
For General Biology:
Cassell dictionary of biology
McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology
Genetics (4 volumes)
Glossary of genetics : classical and molecular 5th ed.
Online catalog subjects
Search for books with EWC Library's online catalog.
Subject headings like these work well to find books in the EWC Library:
Life - Origin
• You may also use the word “and” to combine two subjects in a search: birds and Wyoming.
• Some college libraries, including the EWC Library, use the Dewey Decimal call number system, which use numbers and then letters and numbers as a code for a subject and author. Life science books’ call numbers start with 570. Others to know:
574 - Biology
575.1 - Genetics
Genetics - animals - 591.15
Genetics - microorganisms -576.139
Genetics - plants - 581.15
ebrary Full Text Books is a collection of over 43,000 full-text, electronic books. You may view the chapters of the books online. These are academic books range from business to books on technology and include reference books. EWC students, faculty and staff may search this from off-campus.
Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free electronic books on the Internet. This collection contains more than 15,000 eBooks. Most are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States. All may be freely downloaded, read and redistributed for non-commercial use.
Ask a Librarian
Are you befuddled, bemused, bedazzled, befogged or feeling bewitched and drowning in a sea of information? At a loss to know what to do next or which way to turn? Ask a Librarian!! Please be patient and send me an email message and I will respond. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE!!! Just know that if I am not here, it may be the next day before I am able to answer your question. Becky