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Information resources for ecology or wildlife biology research and study.
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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:



    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, Evolution, and Systematics; Auk; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Condor; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Evolution; Journal of Animal Ecology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Journal of Mammalogy; Journal of Wildlife Management; Oecologia; Oikos; Studies in Avian Biology; Trends in Ecology & Evolution; Wildlife Society Bulletin; Wildlife Monographs. Wildlife Society Journals.


    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 and Handbooks


        Legal, Legislative and News Information Sources

        • Access World News - Research current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more.
        • Environment & Energy Publishing - Tracks environmental and energy action in Congress.
        • HeinOnline - Law Journals and full text access to full runs of the Federal Register, Statutes at Large, presidential documents, Congressional Record, Supreme Court opinions.
        • LexisNexis Academic - News sources on all topics, business information, legal journals, medical topics.
        • LexisNexis Congressional - Indexes Congressional publications 1789-present.

        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:

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