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Biological Sciences

by Sheena Campbell, Ruth Gustafson – January 6, 2021

This guide lists resources related to the general biological sciences which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics and which BIS majors would be interested in. To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN. Sheena is happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.

FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff:  During this COVID-19 time, feel free to book a Zoom appointment with Sheena for assistance in using these resources or for any questions you may have.



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In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as bacterial signalling or mammal behavior rather than the more specific yersinia quorum sensing or cheetah mate selection.

  • UC Davis Library Catalog
    Replacing Harvest on August 18, 2016, the new UC Davis Library Catalog includes the collections of all four UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004