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Zoology: Find Books and Videos

Search Inside Books

Using Google Books, you can search inside every page of the books in their database. You can then use the Find in a Library link to find out if we have the book you need in the Madigan Library.

Call Numbers

The Library of Congress classification for zoology is QL. More specifically, QL is broken down as follows:

  • 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
  • QL799-799.5 Morphology
  • QL801-950.9 Anatomy
  • QL951-991 Embryology

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.  You may also want to look in the QH (biology) and QR (microbiology) sections.

Search the Library Catalog

Use WorldCat to search for books and other materials owned by the Madigan Library as well as those owned by libraries all over the world; used mainly for books, but also includes videos, maps, archival materials, and web resources.  If an item is not owned by Penn College and you want it, we can get it for you through our interlibrary loan service, ILLiad.  Follow these steps:   

  • Identify an item in WorldCat that the Madigan Library doesn't own
  • Click on the button that says "Request Item"
  • Login to ILLiad, or create a new user profile and then login to ILLiad
  • Verify the information on the request form is correct, then click on the "submit" button
  • Check your PCT e-mail account for notices that your item has been received

Subject Guide

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