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

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

  • Biology is 570 and 574-579. 
  • Botany is 580-589.
  • Zoology is 590-599.
  • Fish cultures and fisheries is 639.
  • Representative materials from economics is 330-339.
  • Representative materials from engineering is 620-629.
  • Recreational fishing is 799.1.