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Zoology: Books

Subjects: Biology, Zoology

Shelfmarks for Biology Books

QH Natural history, biology

QH301-QH705  Biology general

QH359-QH425 Evolution

QH426-QH470 Genetics

QH471-QH470 Reproduction

QH540-QH549.5 Ecology

QL Zoology

QL1-QL355 General zoology, geographic distribution

QL360-QL739.8 Invertebrates, Vertebrates

QL750-QL795 Animal behaviour

QL799-QL799.5 Morphology

QL801-QL950.9 Anatomy

QL951-QL991 Embryology

QP Animal physiology

Electronic Legal Deposit

You may find items on SOLO with an 'online access is restricted' notice. The Bodleian receives a copy of every item published in the UK and the Republic of Ireland through "legal deposit" legislation  Items which are received electronically are subject to restrictions:

  • They may only be used on Bodleian Libraries' workstations (not your own computer)
  • You may not save these items or copy and paste from them
  • Only one person at a time can view each item

Many of these items are also available as regular e-journals or e-books which face far fewer restrictions.  To avoid restricted items look out for the green Online access label.

Find out more about Legal Deposit and finding alternative copies of restricted items.

Finding books for Biology


SOLO is Oxford University's library catalogue. You can use it to find both print and electronic material held in collections across the University.

You can search by Author, Title or Subject and limit to the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL).

You can also use SOLO to order off-site material, check your library account and renew your books on-line.

Here's a Guide to using SOLO.

E-Books at Oxford

The library has a large collection of electronic books including many titles from reading lists on Biological Sciences courses.

All of our e-books are accessible via SOLO. Information about finding and using our e-book collections can be found here.

Reference sources

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