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Welcome to the subject page for Conservation. This includes courses on Animal Conservation, Conservation Biology and Marine Conservation.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Placement Students page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 



  • Journals & Eresources

    Key journal titles for Conservsation include:

    Animal Behaviour

    Animal Conservation

    Aquatic Conservation

    Conservation Biology

    Journal of Animal Ecology

    Journal of Applied Ecology



    Other journals and magazines only available in the Library include BBC Wildlife, British Wildlife, Landscapes, Marine Conservation.



    Citation Indexes with links to the full text where available

    Web of Science

    BIOSIS Previews



    Key Collections of Journals

    Science Direct

    Wiley Online 


    Environment Complete


    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS

    Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide



    Other Useful Collections

    Digimap - online mapping system. Customisable.

    Biodiversity Heritage Library 
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”


    A not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. Subject areas include crop science, tropical medicine, biodiversity, public health and international development

    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences


    Environment and Sustainability 

    A range of handbooks on the topics of environment & sustainability

    Academic Search Complete 

    A full text database of over 5,500 journals in most subject areas.

    Cambridge Online Journals 

    Full text access to journals published by Cambridge University Press.


    Archive of scholarly journals.

    Proquest Central

    Multi-disciplinary journals


    The electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife covering the natural history, health and management of captive and free-ranging wild animals, the natural history of species of all mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibia to genus level, disease investigation, first aid and care of wild animals, nutrients, toxins and other chemicals, physical environment and habitat use.

    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world with a very large number available as PDF full-text. The database covers all disciplines including a strong representation from the media arts.


    Finding a journal article from a reference

    Sometimes your tutor might give you a reference or you may want to chase up an entry in a book's bibliography. If you have the details for a specific journal article, you can use the Journal Search to locate it quickly and easily. Search for the journal title and select the appropriate year and volume to find your article.


  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.

    Cumbria Bird Atlas

    From the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC). CBDC staff worked with members of the Cumbria Bird Club to create over 1500 maps illustrating the distribution of species, breeding birds and wintering birds in Cumbria.

    Cumbria Moth Atlas

    From the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC). CBDC staff worked with members of the Cumbria Moth Group to create an atlas suitable to download on your mobile phone.

    Cumbria Mammal Atlas

    From the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC). CBDC staff worked with members of the Cumbria Mammal Group to create an atlas suitable to download on your mobile phone.

    Natural England

    Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment providing practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth.

    Natural Environment Research Council

    NERC funds world-class science in universities and our own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world.

    Society for Conservation Biology

    The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.

    Zoological Society of London

    The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.