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ANS 140: Laboratory Animal Management

Animal Biology Collections

Ruth Gustafson collects materials to support ALL animal-related research with the exception of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Medicine research using lab animal models. Disciplines supported for animal research include: behavior; anatomy & physiology; breeding and genetics; ecology & conservation biology; growth & development; nutrition & feeding; reproduction; and taxonomy & systematics. Resources in Shields tend to be located in four Library of Congress call number areas on the 3rd floor of Shields Library: QL – Zoology ; SF — Animal Agriculture ; SH — Fisheries & Aquaculture ; SK – Wildlife and Hunting.  Marine Science materials may additionally be located on the 2nd floor Shields in the GC area.

The Carlson Health Sciences library (now closed) housed materials to support VetMed which are classed in the SF area. NOTE: This is the only VetMed library collection in the UC system.

  • ALL Sciences except Clinical Medicine, Shields Library:  The animal-related print collections are located mainly on the 3rd floor of Shields Library.   All Shields Library floor maps are found at
  • Carlson Health Sciences Library (HSL), Southwest UCD campus.  This library closed in June 2022 and the collections are being transferred to 4 possible locations: Shields Library 3rd floor stacks; Shields Library Reference Collection (2nd floor); Blaisdell Medical Library; or the Northern Regional (UC) Library (Storage) Facility in Richmond.  Materials currently located in Temporary Storage (at the old HSL) may be requested for checkout at Shields or for digitization of a chapter.