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Biology / Biotechnology: Finding Biology Books

Web sites and library resources to support the various Biology and Biotechnology and Nutrition courses at Austin Community College.

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Search the Library Catalog for books and other materials. Some helpful search terms for Biology are:

Human Biology
Natural Selection
Environmental Science

Browse the Stacks

Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the LC Classification System

Common Call Numbers for Biology are:

  • QM, QP 1-135 (Anatomy)
  • QH (Biology)
  • QK (Botany)
  • GF, QH, RA 565-601, TD (Ecology)
  • QP (Physiology)
  • QL (Zoology)

ACC Library Materials for Biology

These resources from all the ACC Libraries are focused on helping with basic concepts in commonly taken ACC Biology classes. We have lots of other material on specific and more advanced topics.

Videos and electronic books are noted after the titles. Otherwise, these are paper books that can be checked out. Click on the title to see availability and locations. Use the Request button at the top to have item sent to your campus if necessary.

This is a sample of available items. When you visit the library and go to where one of these is shelved, you can browse nearby and most likely find additional useful books and videos.


Biology : a self-teaching guide

E-Z Biology

Biology: EZ 101 study keys

Biology demystified (e-book --click View Now)

Biology for dummies (e-book --click View Now)

Biology Success in 20 Minutes a Day (e-book within "Learning Express" database. Free account required. You can save this book onto your device and keep forever.)

Cracking the AP Biology Exam


Straight A's in anatomy & physiology (e-book -- click View Now)

Physiology : cases and problems

Problem-based anatomy

Anatomy and physiology for English language learners

Physiology: Illustrated review


Molecular & cell biology for dummies

Schaum's outline: molecular and cell biology

The molecules of life: RNA, DNA, and proteins (e-book -- click View Now)

Shaum's outlines: microbiology


CK-12 Foundation - Good place to brush up on basic Biology concepts. Dozens of specific topics are covered in short tutorials and guides.

Khan Academy - Covers fundamental concepts in Biology with video lessons. Click on a basic concept, such as "Cells and Cell Division," and many separate videos on specifics will display.

HippoCampus - Links to several free online Biology tutorials.

Help from a Librarian

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Lynda Infante
Riverside Campus
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd
1st Floor, Room 1108
Austin, Tx 78741

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