Posted by: purplepaula1 | October 4, 2010


Hello, and welcome to the Imperial College Library blog for the Life Sciences. This blog should help you keep informed about Library news, new resources, and other interesting information. You can also go to the Life Sciences subject page on the Library website for more information on e-books, e-journals, key databases and training.

If you’re a new student, then you might like to visit the 6 steps for new students section of the Library website, where you can find all the information you need to start using the Library.

If you’re a returning student or member of staff, you will notice some changes in the Central Library, South Kensington Campus. Over the summer, we’ve re-organised the books into a single sequence. You can read more about the project on the library website. This means that most books are now in a new location, as follows:

  • Level 2: 000 – 532
  • Level 4: 533 – 599
  • Level 5: 600 – 999

Some useful classmarks are:

Dewey General Classification Numbers for the Life Sciences

570          Biological and Life Sciences
571          Physiology
572          Biochemistry
576          Genetics and Evolution
577          Ecology
578          Virology
579          Microbiology
580          Plants
582          Trees
590          Zoology
599          Mammals
612          Human Biology
616          Immunology
630          Agriculture and related technologies
634          Forestry

Biochemists may also require:

540          Chemistry
544          Physical Chemistry
546          Inorganic Chemistry
547          Organic Chemistry

There are also new additions to the catalogue, in the form of QR codes and the ability to share entries on Facebook, twitter and delicious. Read more about these changes here.

If you have a question, please contact Elizabeth, or leave a comment here on the blog.



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