Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as California* amphibia* conservation OR California* bird* rather than the more specific California* slender salamander* habitat* conservation OR California* condor* mate selection.
Useful subject headings (sometimes from two subject vocabularies, see information in bullets below on Library of Congress or National Library of Medicine Classification systems) for searches in this area include: Amphibians — California | Birds — California | Fish — California | Mammals — California | Reptiles — California
Call number ranges to browse in the Shields Library stacks - all on the third floor.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE @ https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/
CLASS G - GEOGRAPHY etc.
Oceanography literature is located in one subclass in G
GC subclass - Oceanography (consult the Library of Congress classification outline for G for more specific GC subclass areas)
CLASS Q - SCIENCE
QH subclass Natural History
QH72-77 Habitat Conservation
QL subclass Zoology
QL1-355 Zoology General, Including geographical distribution
QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates
QL750-795 Animal Behavior
CLASS S - AGRICULTURE
Fisheries management and Aquaculture resources are in a separate designated Agriculture subclass
SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
SH 20.3-191 Aquaculture
SH 201-399 Fisheries
SH 401-691 Angling
SK Hunting and Wildlife Management (Federal and State Fish & Wildlife - or Fish & Game - agency publications are located in this area)
SK 351-579 Wildlife management. Game protection
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