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Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Resources for the Penn State students and faculty in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences department

Basic book searching

  • Use the Browse function if you are looking for a specific title or author (type last name first).
  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

You can also find books via

Book Searching Tips

Suggested CAT Search Terms: Try searching for specific diseases (i.e. marek's disease or encephalopathy), concepts (i.e. immunology or nutrition),  or animals (i.e. poultry or dairy cattle).

General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • QL - Zoology
  • QP - Physiology
  • QR - Immunology and Bacteriology
  • RA1190-RA1270 - Toxicology
  • SF95-SF99 - Animal Nutrition
  • ​SF600-SF998 - Veterinary Medicine

At University Park, most materials in the veterinary and biomedical sciences are located on the 4th floor of Paterno Library.