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for Penn State students and faculty in forest management and forest technology.

Basic book searching

  • 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 species (i.e. eastern hemlock or black walnut), pests (i.e. emerald ash borer or gypsy moth) or concepts (i.e. regeneration or climate change).

General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • QK – Botany (plant physiology, nutrition, anatomy)
  • SB – Plant Culture (arboriculture, tree crops, landscaping)
  • SD – Forestry (sylviculture, dendrology, conservation)

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