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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

Distribution of Scientific Book Collections

The following outline presents the distribution of monographic material between the University Library main building (UL), the Betty and Gordon Moore Library and the University Medical Library.

Subject areas are defined by Library of Congress (LC) classification and scope notes refer to broad subject headings as used in LibrarySearch and Newton catalogues.

Where subjects are scattered across classes in the LC system as is the case of Materials Science, an additional general heading has been added to the LC scheme for documentary purposes only. Books themselves are classified according to the full LC schedules.

Abbreviations used:

UL = University Library

MOORE = Betty and Gordon Moore Library

MED = Medical Library

This sketch of the collections is intended as a general guide and it is not intended to unduly restrict subject librarians’ use of their discretion in locating individual works or series.

Classification

 

A

General works

Not generally collected by science libraries but covers some generic material - theses, collections, etc. which may be collected.

B

Philosophy, Psychology

In general not collected by science libraries with the exception of Philosophy of Science (See Q175)

BC

Logic Material relating to mathematical logic

collected by MOORE

BF

Psychology

Some material collected by MOORE

C

 

Not collected by science libraries

D

History

Not collected by science libraries with exception of History of Science (See Q125)

E-F

 

Not collected by science libraries

G

Geography, Anthropology (incl. Atlases)

 

GA

Mathematical geography; Remote sensing

Technical works and material specifically concerned with the application of remote sensing to biological or environmental topics collected by MOORE

GB

Physical geography (incl. Geomorphology, Hydrology and Natural Disasters)

Collected by MOORE

GC

Oceanography

Collected by MOORE

GE

Environmental Sciences

collected by MOORE

GF

Human ecology

Some collected by MOORE

GN

Biological Anthropology

Some collected by MOORE

H

Social Sciences

Generally collected by UL with the exception of subdivisions below:

HA

Statistics

Some material collected by MOORE, most retained by UL

HB-HJ

Economics and Finance

Selected Mathematical treatments and texts collected by Moore

J

Politics

Not collected by science libraries

K

Law

Not collected by science libraries

L

Education

Not collected by science libraries

M

Music

Not collected by science libraries

N

Fine Arts

Not collected by science libraries

P

Language and Literature

Not collected by science libraries with exception of:

P100-300

Natural language processing

collected by MOORE

Q

Science, General, Scientific Societies

Popular works systematically collected by UL but may be duplicated at MOORE

Q124 - 128

History of Science

Some material collected at MOORE. Comprehensively collected at UL

Q130 - 143

Women in Science; Scientific Biography

Some material collected at MOORE. Comprehensively collected at UL

Q145 - 172

Science as a Profession

Some material collected at MOORE. Comprehensively collected at UL

Q174 - 183.4

Philososphy of Science; Research; Study and Teaching

Some material collected at MOORE. Comprehensively collected at UL

Q183.9 - 227

Communication of Science

Some material collected at MOORE. Comprehensively collected at UL

Q295 - 385

System Theory; Information Theory; Artificial Intelligence

Collected by MOORE

QA

Mathematics

Collected by MOORE

QA9-10

Mathematical logic

Collected by MOORE

QA75-76

Computer Science

Collected by MOORE

QA100-272

Elementary mathematics and algebra

Collected by MOORE

QA273-280

Probabilities and mathematical statistics

Collected by MOORE

QA299-433

Analysis

Collected by MOORE

QA440-699

Geometry

Collected by MOORE

QA801-939

Analytical mechanics

Collected by MOORE

 

Biological mathematics: see QH300-400

 

QB

Astronomy

 

QB1-139

Astronomy general

Collected by MOORE

QB140-237

Spherical astronomy

Collected by MOORE

QB275-343

Geodesy

Collected by MOORE

QB349-421

Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

Collected by MOORE

QB460-466

Astrophysics

Collected by MOORE

QB468-480

Non optical astronomy

Collected by MOORE

QB495-991

Descriptive astronomy and cosmology

Collected by MOORE

QC

Physics

 

QC1-18

General Physics

Collected by MOORE

QC19-24

Mathematical physics

Collected by MOORE

QC81-114

Measures and instrumentation

Collected by MOORE

QC120-169

Mechanics

Collected by MOORE

QC170-197

Atomic physics and solid state physics

Collected by MOORE

QC200-246

Acoustics

Collected by MOORE

QC250-338

Heat

Collected by MOORE

QC350-467

Optics, Spectroscopy

Collected by MOORE

QC 470-490

Radiation

Collected by MOORE

QC 500-766

Electromagnetism

Collected by MOORE

QC770-798

Nuclear and particle physics

Collected by MOORE

QC800-850

Geophysics, geomagnetism

Collected by MOORE

QC851-999

Meteorology, climatology

Collected by MOORE

QD

Chemistry

 

QD1-65

General chemistry

Collected by MOORE

QD71-142

Analytical chemistry

Collected by MOORE

QD146-199

Inorganic chemistry

Collected by MOORE

QD241-441

Organic Chemistry

Collected by MOORE

QD450-731

Physical and theoretical chemistry

Collected by MOORE

QD901-999

Crystallography

Collected by MOORE

QE

Earth Sciences

Collected by MOORE

QE1-61

General Earth Sciences

Collected by MOORE

QE65-350

Regional Geology

Collected by MOORE

QE351-399

Mineralogy

Collected by MOORE

QE420-499

Petrology

Collected by MOORE

QE500-511

Dynamic Geology, Age Of The Earth, Tectonics

Collected by MOORE

QE514-516

Geochemistry

Collected by MOORE

QE521-545

Volcanoes, Seismology

Collected by MOORE

QE71-600

Sedimentation

Collected by MOORE

QE601-625

Structural Geology

Collected by MOORE

QE640-699

Stratigraphy

Collected by MOORE

QE701-996

Palaeontology

Collected by MOORE

QH

Natural History and General Biology

 

QH1-74

General Biology and natural history

Collected by MOORE

QH75-77

Conservation, landscape and preservation

Collected by MOORE

QH83-199

Ecosystems, marine biology and biogeography by region

Collected by MOORE

QH201-278

Microscopy

Collected by MOORE

QH300-400

General biology and methods (incl. Biology Mathematics and Biological Mathematics)

Collected by MOORE

QH426-470

Genetics

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QH471-489

Reproduction

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QH501-531

Molecular biology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QH540-549

Ecology

Collected by MOORE

QH573-671

Cytology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QK

Plant Sciences

 

QK1-100

Plant sciences general

Collected by MOORE

QK101-474

Phytogeography and flora by region

Collected by MOORE

QK474-638

Systematic divisions

Collected by MOORE

QK640-673

Plant anatomy

Collected by MOORE

QK710-899

Plant physiology

Collected by MOORE

QK900-989

Plant ecology

Collected by MOORE

QL

Zoology

 

QL1-100

Zoology general

Collected by MOORE

QL101-355

Geographic divisions

Collected by MOORE

QL362-739

Systematic divisions

Collected by MOORE

QL750-795

Animal behaviour

Collected by MOORE

QL799

Morphology

Collected by MOORE

QL801-950

Anatomy

Collected by MOORE

QL951-991

Embryology

Collected by MOORE

QM

Human Anatomy

 

QM1-695

Human anatomy and embryology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QP

Physiology

 

QP34-77

Human biology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QP82-87

Environmental factors and development

Collected by MOORE

QP88-321

Tissues, organs and physiological systems

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QP303

Biomechanics

Collected at MOORE and Medical Library

QP341-495

Neuroscience

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QP501-801

Animal biochemistry

Collected by MOORE

QP901-981

Experimental pharmacology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QR

Microbiology

 

QR75-99

Bacteriology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QR180-189

Immunology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

QR355-500

Virology

Collected by MOORE & Medical Library

R

Medicine

 

R131-784

History of medicine

Collected by UL and Medical Library

R735-847

Medical education

Collected by Medical Library, Aspects of preclinical interest  selectively collected by MOORE

R895-920

Medical physics

Collected by Medical Library, Aspects of preclinical interest to be selectively collected by MOORE

RA

Public Aspects of Medicine

 

RA1-405

Medicine and the state

Collected by UL and Medical Library

RA407-409

Medical statistics and biostatistics

Collected by Medical Library, Aspects of preclinical interest to be selectively collected by MOORE

RA421-790

Public health

Collected by Medical Library and UL

RA791-950

Medical geography

Collected by UL and Medical Library

RA960-999

Hospitals

Collected by UL and Medical Library

RA1001-1171

Forensic medicine

Collected by UL and Medical Library

RA1190-1270

Toxicology

Collected by Medical Library, Aspects of preclinical interest to be selectively collected by MOORE

RB

Pathology

Collected by MOORE and Medical Library

RC

Internal medicine

Collected by Medical Library

RD

Surgery

Collected by Medical Library

RE

Ophthalmology

Collected by Medical Library

RF

Otorhinolarynology

Collected by Medical Library

RG

Gynaecology and obstetrics

Collected by Medical Library

RK

Paediatrics, Dentistry

Collected by Medical Library

RL

Dermatology

Collected by Medical Library

RM

Therapeutics and Pharmacology

Collected by Medical Library

RS

Pharmaceutical science and medical chemistry

Collected by MOORE and Medical Library

RT

Nursing

Collected by Medical Library

RV-RZ

Alternative systems of medicine

Collected by Medical Library

S

Agricultural Sciences (incl. General Agriculture)

Collected by MOORE

SB

Plant culture

Collected by MOORE

SD

Forestry

Collected by MOORE

SF

Animal culture

Collected by MOORE

SH

Aquaculture and fisheries

Collected by MOORE

SK

Wildlife protection

Collected by MOORE

T

Technology

Technology generally collected by MOORE as outlined below with the exception: Technology of individual industries - in particular the paper and printing industries and historical material to be collected by UL

 

Technical writing and communication

Collected by MOORE

 

Industrial engineering

Collected by MOORE

 

Operational research

Collected by MOORE

 

Human factors engineering

Collected by MOORE

TA

Civil engineering

Collected by MOORE

TC

Hydraulic engineering

Collected by MOORE

TD

Environmental engineering

Collected by MOORE

TE-TG

Highway, road and bridge engineering

Selectively collected by MOORE

TH

Building construction

Selectively collected by MOORE

TJ

Mechanical engineering

Collected by MOORE

TK

Electrical engineering

Collected by MOORE

TL

Automotive, aeronautical and astronautical engineering

Collected by MOORE

 

Materials Science (incl. the physics of materials, engineering of materials, materials chemistry, metals, composites, polymers and ceramics)

Collected by MOORE

TN

Metallurgy, mining engineering, economic geology and mineral resources

Collected by MOORE

TR

Photography

Collected by UL

TS

Manufacturing engineering

Collected by MOORE

TT

Arts and crafts

Collected by UL

TX

Home Economics

 

TX1-330

Domestic sciences

Collected by UL

TX341-641

Nutrition

Collected by MOORE and Medical Library

TX6643-999

Cookery, food service industry, building operations

Collected by UL

U-V

Military and Naval Sciences

Collected by UL

 

 

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