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.