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African Animals

A guide to information at the Elmhurst Public Library

Reference Books

  • Amazing Animals of the World  (J Ref 591 Ama)
  • The Grolier Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals  (J Ref 591 Gro)
  • International Wildlife Encyclopedia  (J Ref 591 Int)

Books

Books on African animals, available for checkout, can be found under the Dewey Decimal call number J 591.96.  Each individual animal has its own call number, for example:

J 598.5 Ostriches
J 599.61 African elephants
J 599.638 Giraffes
J 599.6657 Zebras
J 599.757 Lions

To find books on individual animals, do a keyword search on the Library’s catalog, or ask a librarian to help you.

Databases

  • Amazing Animals Nearly 1,200 articles on all kinds of animals, complete with information, photographs and Web links.
  • World Book Encyclopedia More than 25,000 encyclopedia articles for students from grades 4 through 12.
  • Lands and Peoples Lands and Peoples is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., from the Lands and Peoples database, a 1.1-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia’s editorial and technical staffs.

 

 

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