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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.

If you know the item you want, and Penn State does not own it, use Interlibrary Loan!