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Research Guides

About This Guide


These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Aquatic and Fishery Sciences collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).  For questions or more information, please contact Maureen Nolan, the Marine and Environmental Sciences Librarian.

UW Libraries: Collection Goals

The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.

Subject Definition

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences covers basic and applied aquatic sciences with an emphasis on salmon, fisheries management, and aquatic resource conservation. 

Subject Classification

Library of Congress Classification (LC):

  • Marine biology is represented in the QH 91 schedule.
  • Marine botany is covered in the QK 102-474 schedule.
  • Fish culture and fisheries is found in the SH schedule.
  • Local history is represented in the F schedule.
  • Hydrology is covered in the GB schedule.
  • Agricultural economics is found in the HD schedule.
  • Law of the US is represented in the KF schedule.
  • Hydraulic engineering is covered in the TC schedule.
  • Environmental technology is found in the TD schedule.

Dewey Decimal Classification (Dewey materials are all located in remote storage):

  • Biology is classified under 570 and 574-579. 
  • Botany is found in 580-589.
  • Zoology is represented in 590-599.
  • Fish cultures and fisheries if found in 639.
  • Representative materials from economics are found in 330-339.
  • Representative materials from engineering are represented in 620-629.
  • Recreational fishing is found at 799.1.