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Biology Information Literacy Part I: Resources & the Library: Finding Books / Browsing Journals

Finding Materials in the Library: OneSearch Manoa

Use OneSearch Manoa to find both print and electronic forms of books, journals, videos, and more in the UH System libraries. (OneSearch Manoa Tutorial)


Use the Request link in the item record to transfer a book to you from another UH System library; to recall a checked out book; or, to request an item in the Hawaiian, Pacific, or Special Research Collections.

*To find specific journal articles, use OneSearch Mānoa or an article database. See Finding Journal Articles tab for links to article databases.

Browsing Books and Journals: Print

Hamilton Library Science and Technology bookshelves

See Getting Around Hamilton Library Tab for library maps and call number locations.

Hamilton Library Map


Books in UH Libraries are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers. Biology call numbers start with QH. Other useful call numbers include:

  • QK (Botany)
  • QL (Zoology)
  • QM (Human Anatomy)
  • GC (Oceanography)
  • S (Agriculture)

Finding Journal information in the Library: OneSearch Mānoa

Connect to OneSearch Manoa

OneSearch Mānoa screenshot

OneSearch allows you to search across a large collection of records that UH System Libraries including electronic journal articles.


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Use Journal Search Tab in OneSearch Manoa to limit your searches to journals or browse journal titles in a specific subject area.