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If you are unfamiliar with a topic, it is often best to start with an encyclopedia, reference book or review article to gain a basic understanding of your topic as well as terminology used in the field.


Remember--books often have bibliographies that will lead to other sources.


      How to......

      • Read a Call Number
        A guide to understanding the parts of a call number, so that you can find the book on the shelf
      • Borrow Articles and Books
        Use InterLibraryLoan (Iliad) to request materials from other libraries. It's easy and free and magical!

      Other useful catalogs

      Use these catalogs to find books on your topic

      Library info


      Library of Congress subject headings

      This Library, along with most academic libraries, classifies materials using the Library of Congress system. Go to the Library of Congress for a detailed outline of categories/call numbers.

      You can use the following Subject Headings to browse OneSearch.  The links can help you virtually browse the book shelves.

      If you have a specific species that you want to search (animal, plant, etc.) start with an EUREKA keyword search using the name of your species, and then if necessary, limit your search to one of the subjects listed.



      Book of the day (or so)

      These new books caught my attention; perhaps you will find them interesting as well.

      Subject Librarian

      Deborah Metzger
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      (916) 278-7509
      University Library, Room 3027
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