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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Science: Books in the library

By Ellen Sexton. How to get authoritative information on science topics. How to find articles, books and more written by scientists.

Use OneSearch to discover library books in print and electronic formats

Browse the shelves - Library of Congress classification for science

HV 8073  = Crime investigation (forensic science)

LD 2602. J3 = science and other theses by John Jay master's students.

Q   Science (General)

QA   Mathematics

QB   Astronomy

QC   Physics

QD  Chemistry

QE  Geology

QH  Natural history (General) and Biology (General)

QK   Botany

QL   Zoology

QM   Human anatomy           

QP   Physiology

QR   Microbiology

RA 1001RA 1171 = Forensic medicine, medical jurisprudence, legal medicine.

RA 1190RA 1270 = Toxicology, poisons.

RB 57 = Autopsies.

ZA 3201 to 3250  = internet.


And to help you find the book on the shelf, here's  How to read call numbers in Academic Libraries  (from the University System of Georgia)

Electronic books

Not everything is digitized!  But we do have many electronic books.  All are listed in the library discovery tool, OneSearch, and can be read off-campus by John Jay students, faculty & staff.

Primarily science:

Bookshelf from NCBI A growing collection of e- books hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, mainly in the fields of life sciences and health care. Free to everyone on the web.

FORENSICnetBASE  ebooks collection is now merged with the larger Taylor & Francis collection.   Access limited to John Jay users. 

Multiple disciplines, including some science:

Proquest ebook Central (formerly ebrary Collection of 44,000 ebooks on scholarly subjects.  Covers a range of disciplines, including some science.  Access limited to John Jay users. 

Ebsco e-books (formerly NetLibrary)      Nearly 6,000 commercially published electronic books. Covers a range of disciplines, including some science. Access limited to John Jay users.