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Guide Notes:
Biology is a broad and diverse field that covers a number of topics. For this reason, subject keywords are not included in this guide. For assistance with finding resources or search terms, please contact us at


  • Natural History
  • Astrobiology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Physics
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Botany
  • Anatomy and Osteology
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology

LoC Classifications:

  • Q - Science (General)
  • QH - Natural History, Microscopy, Biology (General)
  • QK - Botany
  • QL - Zoology
  • QM - Human Anatomy
  • QP - Physiology
  • QR - Microbiology

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Professional Associations

American Institute of Biological Sciences logo

American Institute of Biological Sciences
Since 1947, AIBS has been a leader in the biological sciences. (About: Our History)

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American Society for Cell Biology
ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. (Homepage)

American Society of Naturalists logo

American Society of Naturalists
A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences. (Homepage)

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Botanical Society of America
Founded in 1893, the Botanical Society of America (BSA) is a "not-for-profit" 501 (c) (3) membership society whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. (About the BSA)

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Entomological Society of America
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. (About ESA)