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

Finding Materials in the Library: Hawaiʻi Voyager

Connect to Hawaiʻi Voyager | Search Guide handout

Use Hawaiʻi Voyager to find both print and electronic forms of books, journals, videos, and more in the UH System libraries.

Use the Get This Item link in the upper right side of 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 Materials in the Library: OneSearch Mānoa

Connect to OneSearch

OneSearch Mānoa screenshot

OneSearch allows you to search across a large collection of electronic journal articles and Hawaiʻi Voyager records.

Browsing a Specific Journal: Electronic

Sometimes it is useful to browse specific journals for current articles. For example, let's say you think you can probably find an article of interest in the journal "Nature."  You can do this using the Find e-Journal tool.

*This tool is also available through OneSearch. In the OneSearch menu bar (along the top), select "e-Journals A-Z."

Following our example, in the Title box, type "Nature." In order to restrict the number of results, select the radio button for "Starts with." (If you wanted to find all the journals with "Nature" in the title, you would select "Contains.") Click "Go."

Image of search results.

The top result should be for the journal "Nature." The list shows the many different databases that the journal is available from, and the volumes that are available online.

Select a database, such as EBSCOhost, and you will be directed to a login screen where you can sign in. From there, you will be re-directed to your chosen content, and should be able to browse through the recent volumes of Nature.