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

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    Check out this Padlet for a more visual way of seeing some of the key Zoology eresources available to you.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.


    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
    Provides access to the SciVerse hub and Scopus, which can be searched for abstracts and limited full text.
    web_of_science, web of science logo Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. 
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Science Journals This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.
    bbc, BBC logo BBC Landmark Video Collection From the depths of the oceans to the Antarctic Ice cap, from a firsthand view of evolution in animals and plants to Cretaceous Alaska and far-flung corners of the globe, the BBC Landmark Video Collection is your groundbreaking exclusive HD view into our natural world.
    bioline, bioline icon Bioline International

    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.

    bioone_complete, bioone complete icon BioOne Complete

    Full text access to titles from independent publishers focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

    digimap, digimap Digimap Complete Collection

    Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Digimap provides a number of collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.

    environment_sustainability, routledge environment sustainability logo Environment and Sustainability A range of handbooks on the topics of environment & sustainability.
    environment_complete, environment complete logo Environment Complete A database of over 2100 journal titles, 820 of which are full text 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, greenfile logo GreenFILE A bibliographic database (with some full text) of information about environmental concerns of particular interest to those engaged in agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
    wildpro, wild pro logo 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.


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal Animal Conservation Animal Conservation provides a forum for rapid publication of novel, peer-reviewed research into the conservation of animal species and their habitats. Subjects covered include population biology, epidemiology, evolutionary ecology, population genetics, biodiversity, biogeography, palaeobiology and conservation economics. The journal is essential reading for conservation biologists, policy-makers and students.
    Biological Reviews Biological Reviews covers the entire range of the biological sciences, presenting several review articles per issue.  
    IBIS IBIS publishes original papers, reviews and short communications reflecting the forefront of the research activity in ornithological science, but with special emphasis on the conservation, ecology, ethology and systematics of birds.
    Insect Conservation and Diversity Insect Conservation and Diversity explicitly associates the two concepts of insect diversity and insect conservation for the benefit of invertebrate conservation.  The journal places an emphasis on wild arthropods and specific relations between arthropod conservation and diversity.  
    Journal of Avian Biology The Journal of Avian Biology is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of ornithology. 
    Mammal review Mammal Review is a zoology journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Mammal Society, covering all areas of mammalian biology, ecology, physiology, behaviour, biogeography and conservation biology.
    Nature Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science.
    New Scientist A weekly science magazine that covers current developments, news, reviews and commentary on science and technology.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually.
    Science Publishes the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  ARKive  Discover the world's most endangered species. The largest natural world encyclopaedia online.

    Science Direct Topics

    Useful summaries of key biological concepts and information of species

    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.

    Conservation Evidence

    Online journal - Providing evidence to improve practice


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

    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.

    Nature and biodiversity

    The European Commission's Environment website.

    WoRMS Photogallery

    World Register of Marine Species.

    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.


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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