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New and Noteworthy Titles

Cover image for the book Research methodology in bioscience and biotechnology : research mindset, best practices, integrity, publications, societal impact
Cover image for Parasites : the inside story
Cover image for Endless forms : the secret world of wasps
Cover image for Getting in : the essential guide to finding a STEMM undergrad research experience
Cover image for Orchids of Manitoba : a field guide
Cover image for Loon lessons : uncommon encounters with the great northern diver
Cover image for Global climate change and plant stress management
Cover image for Inequality : a genetic history
Cover image for Tenacious beasts : wildlife recoveries that change how we think about animals
Cover image for The spike : an epic journey through the brain in 2.1 seconds
Cover image for The gut microbiota in health and disease
Cover image for Plant regeneration from seeds : a global warming perspective
Cover image for Different : gender through the eyes of a primatologist
Cover image for Of sound mind : how our brain constructs a meaningful sonic world
Cover image for Wetzel's limnology : lake and river ecosystems
Cover image for Song of the cell : an exploration of medicine and the new human
Cover image for the book Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction
Cover image for the book Transformer : the deep chemistry of life and death
Cover image for The parrot in the mirror : how evolving to be like birds made us human
Cover image for Animals' best friends : putting compassion to work for animals in captivity and in the wild
Cover image for We are all whalers : the plight of whales and our responsibility
Cover image for Freshwater fisheries in Canada : historical and contemporary perspectives on the resources and their management
Cover image for Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace
Cover image for Re-indigenizing ecological consciousness and the interconnectedness to indigenous identities
The ecological buffalo : on the trail of the keystone species
Medicines to help us : traditional MeĢtis plant use : study prints & resource guide

Shelf Browsing

Biology branches out over many different subject areas.  If you want to browse either the reference (main floor) or regular (upstairs) collections to find material, I would suggest that you look in the following sections:

QH 1-278.5 - Natural History

QH 301-705.5 - Biology (General)

QK 1-989 - Botany

QL 1-991 - Zoology

QM 1-511 - Human Anatomy

QP 1-345 - Physiology

QR 1-502 - Microbiology

Search the Entire Collection

While the items you'll find in the Reference Collection can be a terrific place to start your research, more detailed information can be found in the Library's print and eBook collections.  The search box found here is the same as the one on the Library's main page - it can search for books and other material here at the UWinnipeg Library, at libraries in Winnipeg, at libraries across Canada, or even libraries around the world.


Search Tips


Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.

Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n

Boolean Operators

Use "AND" or "OR" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "NOT" to exclude words.

Example : stocks AND bonds

Example : (alaska OR canada) and (adventure NOT vacation)

Field limits

A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).


Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.

Course Reserves

The University of Winnipeg has instituted a new Course Reserves system, Ares, in order to streamline the reserves process and ensure that all course readings are distributed in accordance with the Copyright Act and the University's Copyright Policy. Using the New system, instructors can submit requests for a variety of resources - both physical and digital - and Reserves staff will ensure copyright compliance before making the items available to students.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Requests can be submitted one of two ways:

  • by filling out a request form on our website.
  • using the Find Text link in one of our databases.

For example, if, when searching in an Ebsco database, you discover a resource that is unavailable here at the UofW, you can click Request an Interlibrary Loan. It will take few seconds to search for the item at other institutions. You may view a list of institutions where this item is available, or simply proceed. Upon entering your barcode, your request is placed.

Interlibrary loan materials may take a week or longer to arrive, so please have patience. If you item has not arrived within ten days, contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 786-9814.



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