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Wildlife Research Guide

Books & Library Catalogs

The Library Catalog lists all of the books videos and CDs at the Cal Poly Humboldt University Library.  

A keyword search is usually the best way to begin.  When you find items of interest, check the catalog records for subject headings or other terms to modify your search.

You can borrow books from other libraries with our InterLibrary Loan service. For details about the ILL policies, view the ILL FAQ page.

Call Numbers: Library of Congress Classification

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Other Library Catalogs

Call Numbers for Wildlife Books

Our Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers. In this system, the first two or three lines of a call number identify the subject of a book or other item.

HD Economics
101-1395 Land
171-212 Land economics: United States
216-243 Public lands
311-1130 Land economics: Other countries
1141-1341 Land tenure
 KF Law of the United States
5640-5646 Wildlife laws
QH Biology
75-83 Nature conservation; Landscape protection
540-549 General ecology
 QL Zoology
81.5 Wildlife conservation
86 Animal introductions
88 Endangered and extinct animals
640-669 Amphibians and reptiles
671-699 Birds
678-695 Geographical distribution
696 Systematic divisions
697 Anatomy
698 Physiology and behavior
700-739 Mammals
713-736 Geographical distribution
737 Sytematic divisions
750-795 Animal behavior
799 Morphology
801-950 Anatomy
 S Agriculture
900-954 Conservation of natural resources
 SF Animal Culture
402-405 Fur-bearing animals
461-473 Birds
508-511 Game birds
600-1100 Veterinary medicine
810 Veterinary parasitology
810.5-810.7 Predatory animals and their control
 SK Hunting Sports
295-305 Big game hunting
311-335 Bird hunting
351-579 Wildlife management

Other Library Catalogs

Following are some special library catalogs that include significant collections on wildlife:

  • National Agricultural Library (U.S Department of Agriculture) Detailed catalog of book, serial, and government document literature acquired since 1862 by the major agricultural research library in the United States. Many serial publications are individually cataloged.
  • IUCN (World Conservation Union) Library Catalogue (World Conservation Union) Includes publications from the World Conservation Union from 1948 to the present. Also inlcudes publications of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands , TRAFFIC - the joint wildlife trade monitoring programme of IUCN and WWF, UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre , and a small selection of titles from IUCN members or other publishers. Links to fulltext are provided if available.
  • National Wildlife Research Center Library Catalog Indexes all books, reports, theses, dissertations, and conference proceedings owned by the NWRC, as well as individual conference papers, abstracts, and journal articles published by NWRC authors. Emphasis is on wildlife and its relationship to agriculture and public safety, especially wildlife damage to agriculture and protection of wildlife from the adverse effects of human activities.

How To Videos

The following short videos will show you how to accomplish some basic research tasks.