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Capinera, J.L. (ed.) 2006. Encyclopedia of entomology. Dordrecht: Springer. 3 volumes.

Nowak, R.M. 2005. Walker's carnivores of the world. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 313p.
Sci Ref QL737.C2N69 2005

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts [computer file], 1978-present. If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library.
This abstract is updated quarterly and covers the total aquatic environment (freshwater, brackish, and marine). Information is included on living resources as well as technology, policy, and non-living resources. Over 4,500 journals are indexed (see Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts serials list) as well as conference proceedings, books, and government and technical reports. Abstracts are included for most citations. 

Biological Abstracts. 1926-present
Sci Index QH 301.B4
This abstract to the biological sciences journal literature is published bi-weekly. Over 6,000 journals are indexed (see Biosis Previews serials list). Coverage includes virtually all aspects of the biological sciences. This Web version can be searched in a variety of ways including author, title, and abstract keyword. 

Birds of North America
Produced by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, contains authoritative descriptions of individual bird species behavior, distribution, habitat, reproduction, and food. Links to images and songs. 

Ecology Abstracts. 1982-present
Sci Index QH 540 A66
- 1979-present
Indexes the broad area of the interactions of organisms with their environment. Includes information on conservation, pollution, management, environmental degradation, and reclamation. Ecology Abstracts can be searched by author, title, subject, and abstract word. Indexes over 830 journals (see Serials source list for Ecology Abstracts). Updated monthly.  

From the University of Wisconsin, a searchable database of primate literature from 1940 to present.  Search by keyword, title, author, journal title, taxonomic and common name, and geographic region. No abstracts but detailed subject indexing.

Web of Science. 1900-present
Science Citation Index
Sci Index Q1.A1S36
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1900-present.  Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract.  Perform cited reference searches from 1900 to present. Limit by author affiliation and document type.  See the master journal list.

Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
Includes over 345,000 citations to the literature on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, theses and dissertations, and government reports. Database includes Wildlife Review Abstracts, which was published through 1995 by the National Biological Service. Searching is by keyword, subject, and author as well as by taxonomic and geographic identifiers. Abstracts are available for publications added to the database since September 1996. 8,000 records added annually. Updated quarterly.

Zoological Record. 1864-present
Sci Index QL1.Z58
This index is published annually. Each annual edition is divided into 20 sections, with 18 of these sections representing various animal groups. The remaining 2 sections cover the general zoological literature and the new generic and sub-generic names indexed. Coverage is the worldwide zoological literature, indexing over 6,000 journals (see Zoological Record serials list). Each section has 5 indexes: author, subject, geographic, palaenotological, and systematic. 


The Cambridge encyclopedia of ornithology. 1991. Cambridge, Eng.; New York: Cambridge University Press. 362p.
Sci Ref QL673 .C26 

Capinera, J.L. (ed.) 2006. Encyclopedia of entomology. Dordrecht: Springer. 3 volumes.

Chamber's Biology Dictionary
Sci Ref QH 302.5 C52.

The Concise Oxford dictionary of zoology. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press. 508p.
Sci Ref QL9 .C66 1991 

A dictionary of birds. 1985. Vermillion, SD: Buteo Books. 670p.
Sci Ref QL673 .D59 1985

Jobling, J.A. 1991. A dictionary of scientific bird names. Oxford; New York: Oxford University press. 272p. Sci Ref QL677 .J55 1991

Knobil, E. and Neill, J.D. (eds.) 1998. Encyclopedia of Reproduction. 4 vols. San Diego: Academic Press.
Sci Ref QP251.E635 1998

Maggenti, M.A.B., Maggenti, A.R., and Gardner, S.L. 2005. Online dictionary of invertebrate zoology. Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Oxford Companion to Animal Behavior
Sci Ref QL 751 O9.

Wild Mammals of North America [:} biology, management, and conservation. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins. 1216p.
QL715.W56 2003


Scholarly societies project. Zoology. University of Waterloo Library

American Association for Zoological Nomenclature

American Association of Parasitologists

American Fisheries Society

American Ornithologists' Union

American Society of Mammalogists

Canadian Society of Zoologists

Entomological Society of America

Society for Marine Mammalogy


Directory of neotropical ornithology. 1993. 2nd ed. American Ornithologists' Union.  131p. Sci Ref QL695.5 .R67 1993 


Beaman, M. 1998. The handbook of bird identification : for Europe and the western Palearctic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 868p.
Sci Ref QL690.A1 B385 1998

The Birds of North America. 1992-. Washington, DC : American Ornithologists' Union.
Sci Ref QL681 .B523

Byers, C. 1995. Sparrows and buntings: a guide to the sparrows and buntings of North America and the world. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company. 334p.
Sci Ref QL696.P2438 B95 1995

Schmidt, D. 2003. Guide to reference and information sources in the zoological sciences. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. 352p.
Sci Ref Z7991.S36 2003

Schmidt, D., Davis E.B., and Jacobs, P.F.  2002. Using the biological literature: A practical guide. 3rd ed. rev. expanded. New York: Marcel Dekker. 474p.
Sci Ref QH303.6.D38 2002


Arnett, R.H. 2000. American insects: A handbook of the insects of America north of Mexico. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 1003p.
Sci Ref QL474.A76 2000

Animal diversity web
University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

Birds of North America
Cornell Lab or Ornithology and the American Ornithologists' Union

Carvey, J.R. and Judge, D. S. 2000. Longevity records: life spans of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Odense: Odense University Press, 241p.
Sci Ref QP85.C37 2000

Dunning, J.B. 1993. CRC handbook of avian body masses. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 371p. Sci Ref QL697 .D86 1993 

Ehrlich, P.R. Dobkin, D.S., and Wheye, D. 1994. The birdwatcher's handbook : a guide to the natural history of the birds of Britain and Europe : including 516 species that regularly breed in Europe and adjacent parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press. 660p. ORO stacks QL690.A1 E38 1994 

Forest and rangeland birds of the United States : natural history and habitat use. 1991.  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service. 625p. ORO Gov Doc A 1.76:688 

Handbook of avian anatomy: nomina anatomica avium. 1993. Cambridge, MA: [Nuttall Ornithological Club]. 779p. ORO stacks QL697 .H26 1993

Handbook of North American birds. 1962-. New Haven: Yale University Press. 5 vols. Sci Ref QL681 .P35

Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: the birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 9 vols. Sci Ref QL679 .H35

Handbook of the birds of the world. 1992-. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. 5 vols. Sci Ref QL673 .H25 1992

Index to organism names (ION). Thomson Reuters.

International Code of Zoological Nomenclature - Sci Ref QL 353 I584.

Melville, R.V. and Smith, J.D.D. 1987. (eds.) Official lists and names and works of zoology. London: International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature on behalf of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 366p.
Sci Ref QL354.O44 1987

Mammalian species. American Society of Mammalogists
Detailed species accounts from 1-815. 

Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the world. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. 601p.
Sci Ref QL618.N4 2006

Nomenclator zoologicus, Vols. 1-10: A list of the names of the Genera and Subgenera in zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus 1758 to the end of 2004. The Zoological Society of London.

Nowak, R.M. 2005. Walker's carnivores of the world. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 313p.
Sci Ref QL737.C2N69 2005

Proctor, N.S. 1993. Manual of ornithology : avian structure & function. New Haven: Yale University Press. 340p. ORO stacks QL697 .P76 1993

Ramamoorthy, S. 1995-. Handbook of chemical toxicity profiles of biological species. v. 2. Avian and mammalian species. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers. Sci Ref QH541.15.T68 R36 1995 v.2

Rehabilitators list : permittees authorized to accept wild animals and birds for rehabilitation. 1996. [Augusta, ME]: Maine. Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. ORO Special Collections St. Docs. I 54.7:R26 1996

Tree of life web project
Information on organisms characteristics and biodiversity and evolutionary history.

ZooBank - The official online registry for zoological nomenclature


Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds - Sci Ref QL 673 M34.

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