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Wild Birds (Avian Health Resources)
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Finding Articles
  • First:
    • U of M students, staff and faculty:
      From the Libraries Web site, select "Articles and More" or go straight to the Indexes List
    • Suggested Indexes for Wild Birds:
      • Best:
        • CAB Abstracts Plus Full Text Select Authentication Required
          CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.
        • Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
          OWL is a compilation of citations and abstracts from the worldwide scientific literature that pertain to the science of ornithology. OWL covers much of the 'grey' literature not abstracted by commercial databases such as Zoological Record or the Science Citation Index. OWL is a joint effort between the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union and Birds Australia.
        • Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide Authentication Required
          A working biologists index to world literature on mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds; includes studies on all aspects of their life cycles and behaviors, including hunting and management research - Indexes about 1300 journals, plus books, government documents and "grey literature" - Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.
        • Zoological Record Authentication Required

          The premiere index for the zoological sciences, this is a comprehensive index to the world's zoological literature from approximately 6000 journals. It covers all animal taxa from protozoa to the primates, and all aspects of their life cycles, behaviors, taxonomy, ecology and evolution.

          The online version includes information not available in the printed index, such as taxonomic summaries of each animal discussed in an article, geographical headings and additional subject approaches. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

          Printed index, 1864 - 2009 available at UMN Libraries, not updated
      • Good:
        • BIOSIS Previews Authentication Required

          NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.

          Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.

          The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
        • OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required
          OVID, like PubMed, is an interface to search the MEDLINE database. It includes citations from the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.
        • PubMed Authentication Required
          Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.
    • Members of the public:
      Try one of these free indexes:
      • PubMed Authentication Required
        Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.
  • Second:
    • Search by subject, author, or other parameter.
    • Consider beginning with 'Keyword" or "Words Anywhere."
    • Scan good records for assigned subject terms.
    • Combine terms:
      • "and" narrows the search to contain both topics
      • "or" broadens the search to group all items together
  • Third:
    • Check MNCAT, the U of M catalog, to see if the journal is on campus.
      • MNCAT
        Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.
    • Note which library has the journal.
    • Questions?
      Contact the Veterinary Medicine Library. 450 Veterinary Science 612-624-4281
      • Veterinary Medical Library
        Books, periodicals, government publications, and videotapes on all aspects of veterinary medicine and science, plus human-animal bond, animal welfare, and domestic animal behavior.
Online Resources
    Background for birders including locations, books, tours, e-mail lists
  • Birds of North America Online Authentication Required
    Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource with account contents updated frequently. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings bird songs and calls.
  • Photographs
    • Bird Photo Gallery
      by Peter LaTourrette - From Stanford's Jasper Ridge Preserve, Hawaii, New Zealand
Organizations Return to VBM Avian Health Resources

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