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Conservation Genetics   Tags: conservation, ecology, fish, fisheries, forestry, genetics, wildfire  

Information resources for Conservation Genetics Research and Study.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • Web of Science - Indexes the world’s leading peer reviewed, journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and provides searching of cited references from 1900 to the present.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:

  • Agricola - 1970-present; Comprehensive index to agriculture and forestry (includes USFS research).
  • Bibliography of Genetic Variation in Natural Populations - Conservation Genetics & Genetic Variation in natural populations of animals, plants, and microbes. There is a taxonomic bias in this bibliography towards fish, especially salmon, trout, and their kin.
  • PubMed - Health and medical literature, plus dentistry, molecular biology, nursing, parasitology, and veterinary medicine.
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - 1935-present; Comprehensive index to wildlife literature (includes USFWS research).


    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: American Naturalist; Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics; Annual Review of Genetics; Biological Conservation; Biodiversity and Conservation; Conservation Biology; Conservation Genetics; Conservation Ecology; Ecological Applications; Ecology; Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Heredity; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Journal of Heredity; Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research; Molecular Ecology; Nature Genetics; Trends in Ecology and Evolution.


    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.


    Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):

    For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.

    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.


      Book Catalogs

      Book catalog resources:

      For search hints, take a look at: UM Catalog Help.

      For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.


        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks


        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:

        Citation Guides

        Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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