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General Science: Find Books

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

OneSearch Manoa is the library's integrated search tool.  It will search the library's catalog for material in the library, including books, articles, conference papers, maps, government documents, DVDs, archives & manuscripts, and more.  Also will search ebooks and SOME databases. 

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Some Useful Call Numbers

Books in UH Libraries are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers.

Science call numbers start with Q

Technology call numbers start with T

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The Classification of General Science


Subclass Q : Science (General)

Q1-295 : General

  • Q1 : Periodicals
  • Q9 : Yearbooks
  • Q10 : Societies
  • Q101 : Congresses
  • Q115 : Voyages and expeditions
  • Q121 : Encyclopedias
  • Q125 : History
  • Q130 : Women in Science
  • Q141 : Biography
  • Q145 : Scientists' directories
  • Q151 : Early works (to 1800)
  • Q158 : General works, 1801-
  • Q164 : Scientific recreations
  • Q167 : Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
  • Q171 : Essays, lectures, addresses, etc.
  • Q173 : Miscellaneous speculations on the universe
  • Q175 : Philosophy. Methodology.
  • Q176 : Periodicity. Cycles.
  • Q177 : Classification of the sciences
  • Q179 : Language. Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
  • Q180 : Research
  • Q181 : Study and teaching