Evolutionary Biology

by Ruth Gustafson – February 7, 2022

This guide lists resources related to evolutionary biology which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics including: evolution of behavior; evolutionary and population genetics; genomes and the evolution of development; history of evolutionary thought; human evolution; phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; and speciation and macroevolution. To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN. Ruth is happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.

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In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as evolutionary genetics or human evolution rather than the more specific metapopulation gene flow or fossil hominid microstructure.

  • UC Davis Library Catalog
    Replacing Harvest on August 18, 2016, the new UC Davis Library Catalog includes the collections of all four UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004