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Wildlife and Fisheries

For Penn State users in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department and others interested in wildlife and fisheries information

Book Searching Tips

  • 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

Suggested CAT Search Terms: Search for general terms like natural history, zoology or mammals; or more specific terms like white-tailed deer, endangered species, wildlife conservation, fishery management.

General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • QH - Natural History and Genetics
  • QL - Zoology, including ornithology and individual species
  • QP - Physiology 
  • QR - Microbiology 
  • SH - Aquaculture & Fisheries 
  • SK - Hunting & Wildlife Management 

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