Skip to Main Content

KAMSC Biomedical Sciences Class (Ms. Joyce 2022-23)

Guide to WMU resources for Ms. Joyce's KAMSC Biomedical Sciences

Tips for Searching for Info

  • Before you search for books or articles, think about what question you are trying to answer
  • Use books or review articles for general background information about a topic. Use articles when you what specific info about a narrow topic.
  • All databases below except PubMed must be used from on-campus.
  • Use specific terms when searching for articles. Use more general terms when searching for books.
  • 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:

Book record from Library Search

  • "Waldo Library" is the building the book is in, and "General Stacks" is where in Waldo Library the book is located. 
  • "HD9502.5  B542" 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.

Meet your librarian

Profile Photo
Micaela Carignano
1050 Waldo Library