Selected Resources for: Wildlife and Zoology

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Subject Librarian:

Shannon Farrell

sfarrell@umn.edu

Books and journals on aquaculture, conservation biology, bees and beekeeping, endangered animals, entomology including early works, fisheries management, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, non-human primatology, ornithology, animal taxonomy, and wildlife management.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This database provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 sources including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Incorporates Pollution Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, and other specialized databases.Areas of coverage include agricultural and environmental biotechnology, ecology, energy resources, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements (U.S.), pollution, toxicology & toxic emissions, and water resource issues.

Indexes over 11,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk(*).

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: *.

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


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Provides access to information on all aspects of the study of animals for students and amateur naturalists with wide coverage of all relevant topics including animal behaviour, genetics, evolutionary studies, ecology, physiology, genetics, cytology, Earth history, and zoogeography.


Encyclopedias

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.

"Ultimately, the Encyclopedia of Life will provide an online database for all 1.8 million species now known to live on Earth. When completed, it will serve as a global biodiversity tool, providing scientists, policymakers, students, and citizens information they need to discover and protect the planet and encourage learning and conservation."--FAQ.

The 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction.

Four volume set - Entries focus on non-humans from the animal kingdom, from insects to reptiles to mammals - Early humans are addressed in an evolutionary context, and modern humans are included only for interspecies comparison or for their efforts to coexist with other species - The encyclopaedias also contain species overviews which discuss notable anatomy and physiology, habitat, behaviour and reproduction and include a sidebar listing classification, geographical location, life span, and special anatomy.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

This digital edition of the important and out of print Biologia Centrali Americana makes all 58 biological volumes available - Descriptions of over 50,000 and images of over 18,000 species of animals and plants are now accessible as never before.

Electronic access to the full text

Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity Includes: Catalogue of life (a searchable database updated in real-time and also archived in annual editions), name service for checking species names, and reports of meetings of Species 2000.


Gateways & Megasites

"Science.gov contains reliable information resources selected by the respective agencies as their best science information. Two major types of information are included - selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. (The specific content varies by database.) The selected Web sites can be explored from the science.gov homepage. The Web pages and the databases can be searched individually or simultaneously from the search page." (From the site's "About" page.)


Web Sites

This project, coordinated by the University of Arizona, is an attempt to organize, survey, and display the diversity, evolutionary history, and characteristics of all groups of living organisms. Authored by biologists from around the world, the great Tree has roots, a trunk, stems, and branches that connect each organism to all others.

Includes an interactive map and lists of threatened and endangered wildlife.

Provides searches by species name, taxonomic group, location (region, state, habitat) and more.

Overview of the wildlife damage problem in the U.S.


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

AMNH scientific publications disseminate the results of laboratory investigations and fieldwork conducted by museum scientists and their colleagues in the areas of zoological systematics, paleontology, geology, evolution, and anthropology. This collection includes full-text PDFs of current and back issues of AMNH scientific series.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations

Professional organization that works to improve the professional foundation of wildlife management.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


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