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This is a general guide for students and faculty interested in locating information related to Zoology using library resources. It is also intended as an aide for students enrolled in zoology courses and for the interested novice using the library .

Limit to items in the OSU Libraries (Library Catalog)

Choose the At OSU Libraries only scope to search all of the OSU Libraries collections. This includes Guin, Vet Med, and OSU Cascades.


OSU Libraries scope screenshot



How do I find Ebooks?

To search for an ebook, use the OSU Libraries scope. Click on the View Online tab to link to the ebook. You will need to log in with your ONID information to view the ebook contents.

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How do I get a book from another library?

You can request a book from another library (Summit or Worldcat) using our Interlibrary Loan service.

If the availability of the items says Check Holdings, that means we either do not own the item or it is currently checked out.

Click on the Availability & Request Options tab

Click Request the item from another library.

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You can borrow books from Summit  libraries and have them sent to one of the OSU Libraries.

To search Summit, choose the OSU Libraries + Summit scope from the drop-down menu.

OSU Libraries and Summit scope

To request an item from Summit, click on the Availability and Request Optionstab.

To see which libraries own the item, click on the Summit Libraries(n) link. The (n) indicates the number of libraries that own the item.

Summit requesting options

To request the item, click on the Place Summit request link and fill in the form. Click on Request.

Summit request form

You will be notified via email when you item has arrived and is available for pick-up.

Browse for books by call numbers:

The library collection is arranged by call numbers which allow browsing by subject -- so if you find a book of interest, very likely the books on either side will be on the same subject.  Most of the Valley Library's zoology collection is located on the 1st floor in the QH's and QL's.  If you would like to browse the book collection follow the "read more" link below for a breakdown of call number ranges you may want to look at.

If you would like to browse the collections either in person or virtually, some call numbers that might be of interest to those studying zoology include:

QH1-278.5 Natural history (General)

QH1-(199.5) General Including nature conservation, geographical distribution

QH201-278.5 Microscopy

QH301-705.5 Biology (General)

QH359-425 Evolution

QH426-470 Genetics

QH471-489 Reproduction

QH501-531 Life

QH540-549.5 Ecology

QH573-671 Cytology

QH705-705.5 Economic biology


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