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KAMSC Biomedical Sciences Class (Ms. Hach): Home

Guide to WMU resources for Ms. Hach's Fall 2016 KAMSC Biomedical Sciences

Some Background Info Sources

Tips for Searching for Info

  • Before you search for books or articles, think about what question you are trying to answer
  • Use books for general info about a topic. Use articles when you what specific info about a narrow topic
  • Examples of terms to search for in Library Search: human physiology, physiology AND [name of organism], etc.
  • Use specific terms when searching for articles. Use more general terms when searching for books.
  • The search tool Library Search will find books and articles, but will not find articles in the article database Web of Science. For more info about Library Search, see the Library Search tabs in this guide.

Good Article Database to Start With

Finding Books with a Call Number

Once you've found a book using Library Search, how do you locate it?  Look for the location and the call number in the Library Search description of that book. Here's an example:

  • "Waldo Library" is the building (Waldo Library) the book is in, and "General Stacks" is where in Waldo Library the book is located. 
  • "QP11 .E53" is the book's call number. Use this to find a book on the shelf like you would use a street address to find a specific house.

Most of our library books are in Waldo Library. Depending on the letter the call number starts with, your book will be in different places within Waldo Library.Below are ranges of the first letter of call numbers and the floor they are shelved on.The floor names link to floor plans showing where call number ranges are.

Natural Sciences Librarian

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Carrie Leatherman
Contact:
Waldo Library, First Floor, Rm 1009

Office: 269-387-5142

Email: carrie.leatherman@wmich.edu

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