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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Earth & Environmental Science: Find Books

Call Numbers

Browse Environmental Science books in Simpson Library:

GC = Oceanography

GE = Environmental Science

GF = Human Ecology

Subject Headings

Subject headings help you to fine tune your search by using the official terms used to describe your topic.

Use the subject headings below to search for books (both print and e-books) in the library catalog.

  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental quality
  • Environmental sciences
  • Nature conservation
  • Pollution prevention
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Sustainable development
  • Water conservation
  • Water pollution
  • Wildlife conservation

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E-Book Collections

Locating books on the shelves

When you find a physical book in Quest, write down its call number, and then go to the shelves.

To use call numbers, read them from the top down.

A label on the spine of a book, displaying the call number PR 8875 .P46 1999

For example, here's how you'd find this book:

  • First, follow the alphabet to the PR section of the library.
  • Next, within the PR section, look in numerical order for 8875.
  • Next, within the books numbered 8875, look in alphabetical and numerical order for .P46.
  • (1999 is the year the book was published.)