Answered By: Amanda Peach
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014     Views: 18

In the reference collection, call numbers in the 500s and 600s represent various areas of study within the sciences. More specifically:

500 Natural sciences & mathematics
520 Astronomy & allied sciences
530 Physics
540 Chemistry & allied sciences
550 Earth sciences
560 Paleontology; Paleozoology
570 Life sciences
580 Plants
590 Zoological sciences/Animals
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
610 Medical sciences; Medicine

For further background information within the sciences, consider any of the library guides provided below.