The Shields Library's Biological & Agricultural Sciences
Department (BioAg), is the center for information on all aspects of
biotechnology, life sciences, and their applications to crops, livestock,
horticulture and pest control. Of special note are the department's
collections in Bee Biology, Nematology and Viticulture & Enology.
The BioAg Department is home to one of the finest collections of
grape growing and wine making literature in the world. The collection is
housed in the Maynard A. Amerine Viticulture & Enology Room on the
third floor of Peter J. Shields Library. The collection gathers together
materials on grape growing, grape diseases, wine making, fermentation
science as well as the economic aspects of the wine industry. The primary
emphasis is on the technical & scientific, historical and cultural
aspects of grape growing and wine making with strong holdings in the
economic and business aspects of grapes and wine. The collection is part
of the Biological and Agricultural Sciences Department of Shields Library.
Drop by the 3rd floor BioAg Consultation Desk
If you would like in-person assistance, the consultation desk is staffed
1:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or call the reference desk between
1:00-5:00 at (530) 752‑9781.