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A Selection of Physiology Books

Shelf Browsing Guide

Most physiology literature is found on the library shelves under the QT call number.  However, relevant material may be located in other places in the library because physiology is a multi-disciplinary field of study.

To get started, use keywords like: 

  • Physiology
  • Physiology, pathological 
  • Physiological phenomena
  • Neurophysiology
  • Psychophysiology
  • [Body part/system] -- physiology

Put your keywords into the library catalog, NYMCat (see the search box below).

Searching in NYMCat

Use NYMCat, our online catalog, to search the HSL Library collection for books, journals, and more.

You can find NYMCat in the Resources tab on the library homepage.

Catalog Link in the More Research Tools Box


To perform a basic search, use the drop-down box to the right of the search box to choose your search parameters (e.g. title, author, etc.) and then type in your search terms.

NYMCat Basic Search Box

If you use the Advanced Search link, you can limit your results by date, language, location, etc.

NYMCat Advanced Search Screen

After you complete a search in NYMCat, clicking on the title of the material you're interested in will bring you to the item's record. The record will tell you more about the material, such as the name of the author, the publisher, and the publication date.

NYMCat Record View

Now you can see even more information, including the subject headings that have been assigned to this resource. Subject headings, which are words or phrases that describe the material, can be very helpful in telling you more about what this resource is about as well as guiding you to other relevant materials. Clicking on a subject heading will bring you a list of other library materials that have also been assigned this subject heading.

The three pieces of information you need to get a book or other material that you've found in NYMCat off the shelf and checked out are:

1) Home Library Location - where in the library the book can be found, such as Main Library Oversize Collection

2) Call Number - where on the shelf to find the book, such as qWZ40 L991m 1978a

3) Status - whether or not the book is checked out, available, damaged, missing, or only available for use within the library

NYMCat Record Holding Details