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Zoology Research Guide

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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.

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Call Numbers: Library of Congress Classification

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Call Numbers for Zoology 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. The main call number used for Zoology is QL. 

QL1-991          Zoology

QL1-355          General Including geographical distribution

QL360-599.82     Invertebrates

QL461-599.82     Insects

QL605-739.8       Chordates.  Vertebrates

QL614-639.8       Fishes

QL640-669.3       Reptiles and amphibians

QL671-699          Birds

QL700-739.8       Mammals

QL750-795          Animal behavior

QL791-795          Stories and anecdotes

QL799-799.5       Morphology

QL801-950.9       Anatomy

QL951-991          Embryology

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How To Videos

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