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Welcome to the subject page for Zoology. This page 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. 

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

ScienceDirect is a leading scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and over 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters with almost half a million new records added every year.

Full text records for all ScienceDirect content to which we subscribe are now available in OneSearch. When you carry out a search in OneSearch, you may see a link in the search results that says 'Full text available at ScienceDirect'.  If you follow this link and we have access to the full text, you can download the pdf from the ScienceDirect website.

If off campus, you may need to login to ScienceDirect first in order to see full text. 

  • 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. 

    Recent Books

    Helfman, G.S., Burgess, G.H (2014) Sharks : the animal answer guide

    Howell, S.N.G. (2014) The Amazing World of Flyingfish  

    Piper, R (2015) Animal earth : the amazing diversity of living creatures

    Pratt, T.K., Beehler, B.M., Anderton, J.C., Kókay, S (2014) Birds of New Guinea 2nd ed.

    Rostal, D.C., McCoy, E.D., Mushinsky, H.R. (2014) Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises 

    Williams, P.H., (2014) Bumble bees of North America an identification guide 


  • Journals & Eresources

    ScienceDirect Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

    Web of Science Leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. 

    Environment Complete A database  covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts and urban planning.

    GreenFILE A bibliographic database (with some full text) of information about environmental concerns 

    BioOne BioOne is a nonprofit publisher that aims to make scientific research more accessible through a growing portfolio of products including its full-text aggregation, BioOne Complete, and open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene..

    Wildpro 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.

    Academic Search Complete

    Cambridge Journals Online

    Oxford Journals

    Wiley Online Library

    Key collections for your subject are identified above and you can also view the complete current list of available eresource collections.

  • 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.


    Discover the world's most endangered species. The largest natural world encyclopaedia online.

    Biodiversity Heritage Library

    The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections.


    eBird is an online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance.

    Index to Organism Names (ION)

    ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Clarivate Analytics' Zoological Record® database. Viruses, bacteria and plant names will be added from other Clarivate databases such as BIOSIS Previews®.

    Insects and Entomology

    Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources

    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies.

    National Audubon Society

    The National Audubon Society is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. Located in the United States and incorporated in 1905, Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world and uses science, education and grassroots advocacy to advance its conservation mission.

    Nature and biodiversity

    The European Commission's Environment website.

    ZSL Prince Philip Zoological Library & ArchivesLibrary Collection

    Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Library is one of the major zoological libraries in the world and is open to all.