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Science Research: Classification

Library Classification System - Life Science

The HKUST Library uses the US Library of Congress Classification Scheme for shelving arrangements. The main Life Science literature can be located in class Q (Science) under the subdivisions listed below. Life Science related materials can also be found in class GC (Oceanography), R (Medicine), S (Agriculture), and TP248.13-248.65 (Biotechnology).

QH Biology (General)
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology

The following are the physical locations of various types of materials:

Books, call numbers  PL2462 - Z LG3
Reference Books G/F
Periodicals LG1
Media Resources and Microforms LG1
HKUST Dissertations and Theses 1/F

Library Classification System - Chemistry

HKUST Library uses the US Library of Congress Classification System to classify materials. The main Chemistry literature can be found in the class QD (Chemistry). However, it is important to remember that Chemistry related materials can also be found in other classes such as class Q (Science General), class QC (Physics), class T (Technology-General) and class TP (Chemical Technology). The following are subdivisions of the class QD and the locations of various types of materials.

Chemistry (General)      QD1-65
Analytical Chemistry      QD71-142
Inorganic Chemistry      QD146-197
Organic Chemistry      QD241-441
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry      QD450-801
Crystallography      QD901-999

Books, call numbers M - Z       LG3
Reference Books       G/F
Current Periodicals       LG1
Bound Periodicals       LG4
Media Resources and Microforms       LG1
HKUST Dissertations and Theses       1/F

Library Classification System - Ocean Science

HKUST Library uses the US Library of Congress Classification System to classify materials. The main Ocean Science literature can be found in the class GC (Oceanography). However, due to its interdisciplinary nature, Ocean Science related materials can also be found in other classes, such as the above classes of Life Sciences and Chemistry, class GE (Environmental Sciences), class QC (Physics), class T (Technology-General) and class TC (Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering). The following are subdivisions of the class GC and the locations of various types of materials.

Oceanographic expeditions
GC63
Underwater exploration GC65‑78
Submarine topography GC83‑87.6
Estuarine oceanography GC96‑97.8
Seawater GC100‑103
Chemical oceanography GC109‑149
Physical oceanography GC150‑182
Ocean‑atmosphere interaction GC190‑190.5
Dynamics of the ocean GC200‑376
Marine sediments GC377‑399
Oceanography.  By region GC401‑881
Marine resources.  Applied oceanography GC1000‑1023
Marine pollution.  Sea water pollution GC1080‑1581
 
Books, call numbers A - L   LG4
Reference Books   G/F
Current Periodicals   LG1
Bound Periodicals   LG4
Media Resources and Microforms   LG1
HKUST Dissertations and Theses   1/F

 

Science Librarian

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Jacky Leung
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Subjects:Science
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