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databases and resources for Penn State faculty, staff, and students researching insect science

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

Books Searching Tips

Suggested CAT Search Terms:  Try searching for specific insects (i.e. beetles or bees), concepts (i.e. bee culture or insect hormones).

General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • QH541.15.C44 - Chemical Ecology
  • QL461- QL599 - Insects
  • QL472 - Aquatic Insects
  • RA369.5 - Insects as Carriers of Disease
  • RA1063.45 - Forensic Entomology
  • SB818 - SB945 - Insect Pests
  • SB931 - Insects as Carriers of Plant Disease
  • SB950 - SB990.50 - Integrated Pest Management
  • SF518 - Insect Rearing
  • SF521 - SF539 - Honeybee Culture

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