Welcome to the Biology Subject Guide

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into Biology.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers     

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

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The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

Subject                                                   Call No.

  • Natural history (General)                  QH1 - QH278.5
  • Evolution                                            QH359 - QH425
  • Genetics                                             QH426 - QH470
  • Reproduction                                     QH471 - QH489
  • Life                                                     QH501 - QH531
  • Ecology                                               QH540 - QH549.5
  • Cytology                                              QH573 - QH671
  • Economic biology                                 QH705 – QH705.5
  • Microbiology                                        QR1- QR502

Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Biology, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Electrical and Electronic Engineering :

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in Biology.

  • Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism     GV561 C3
  • Biotechnology letters     QR53 B616
  • British journal of cancer    RC261 A1B862
  • Cancer research and clinical cancer research     RC261 A1C215
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews      QR67 C641
  • Cytologia        QH573 C997
  • Gene and Genetics Systems      QH426 J35
  • Genes & genetic systems         QH426 J35
  • Immunology and cell biology     QH301 A94
  • Infection and immunity.     QR1 I35
  • Journal of bacteriology     QR1 J62
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology     QR46 J87
  • Journal of immunology     QR180 J6
  • Molecular and cellular biology     QH506 M718
  • Nature genetics      QH431 N285
  • Cells tissues organs    QL801 A29
  • Journal of General and Applied Microbiology     QR1 J63
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London: Series B. Biological science    QH301 P565

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.


The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet

Dictionaries Encyclopedias

  • A dictionary of biology     QH302.5 D554 2004
  • Concise dictionary of biology    QH13 C744
  • Dictionary of modern biology     QH302.5 R916
  • Henderson's dictionary of biological terms     QH302.5 L419 1995
  • Kamus biologi : mikrobiologi    QW 13 K15 1990
  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of biology    QH302.5 M147
  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of bioscience    QH302.5 M147 2003
  • Student dictionary of biology    QH13.G73
  • The encyclopedia of the biological sciences   QH13 G7 1970
  • Encyclopedia of biological sciences    QH13 M684
  • Encyclopedia of bio science, technology & engineering    QH13 P896    
  • Encyclopedia of human biology    QP11 E56
  • World of biology    QH302.5 W927


This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on Paddy available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.


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  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further    

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APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)  BF76.7 P976 2001

  •  APA Style  

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

   Refworks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles