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Wildlife Sciences, Management, and Conservation Biology: Reference

Reference Works


Reference works include encyclopedias, dictionaries, chronologies, handbooks, and indexes.  These sources can be helpful in providing an overview of topics when you are beginning your research. Call numbers beginning with Ref are in the reference section and cannot be checked out. Most are found on the 1st floor of the library.

Starting Points:



Call #

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

Ref QH77.N56B43 2001

Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment

Ref QH540.4.F35 2004

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Ref QH541.15.B56E53 2001

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


Mammals of the Pacific Northwest : from the coast to the high Cascades

Ref QL201.M37 1998

Birds of North America


Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes


Techniques of Wildlife Investigations and Management

Ref SK355.T434 2005

Oxford Reference Online - Biological Sciences


World Database of Protected Areas