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General Science: Find Books

Finding Books (and More) at UH Mānoa Library

Use Get This Item link in the upper right side of the item record to transfer a book from another UH System library; recall a checked out book; or, to request an item in the Hawaiian, Pacific, or Special Research Collections.

*Do not use Hawaiʻi Voyager to find specific journal articles on a topic. See Find Articles for links to those tools.

Finding Dissertations and Theses

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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

see below for more detailed classification

Need More Help?

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Sci/Tech Reference Desk Hours:
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Closed holidays
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Sci/Tech Reference Desk Phone:
(808) 956-8263

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