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This guide is intended to help students in Dr. Castleberry's Vertebrate Natural History class.

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Primary Zoological Research Sources

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide covers wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, including all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management. Taxonomic and geographic identifiers include broad regions and specific localities.

Zoological Record - Zoological Record covers all aspects of zoology including behavior, biochemistry, disease, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, life cycle, physiology and more. The bibliographic citations come from over 6,000 journals, and selected dissertations and conference proceedings.

Web of Science - Citation indexes are unique in that they identify articles, books, or conference proceedings that have cited a particular author or publication. Citation searching allows researchers to search backward and forward in time and discover influences on current research as well as developments that built on earlier publications. Citation searching also allows researchers to measure influence by analyzing how often a publication has been cited by later researchers.

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts - This database provides citations to worldwide literature on aquatic resources, limnology, ocean technology, and all aspects of the management of marine and freshwater environments.

Biological Sciences - Database on all aspects of biology.

Multi-Search - Database that combines many of the ones listed above, but without some of the functionalities found by visiting the ones above.

Secondary Sources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. 

Birds of North America Online - Guide to the birds of North America including descriptions, geographic distribution information, systematic information, habitats, and more, complemented by images, sound files, and video clips. 

Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles - Consists of accounts of taxa prepared by specialists, including synonymy, description, diagnosis, phylogenetic relationships, published descriptions, illustrations, distribution map, and comprehensive list of literature for each taxon. Over 900 accounts have been published since the initiation of the series in 1963. 

Fishes of Alabama - In print @ the Science Library - Sci Ref QL628 .A2 B67 2004

Fishbase FishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes. Its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species has now grown to having a wide range of information on all species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years.

Mammalian Species - Mammalian species accounts for select animals.


EndNote @ UGA

EndNote is a tool that allows users to create a library of citation records that are of interest.  PDFs and other file attachments can be associated with these citations.  Upon installation of EndNote, a toolbar will install in Word or Pages,  This toolbar links to the EndNote library for pulling both the in-text and bibliographic citation into the document in whatever style is needed for the paper.

To download this desktop application, enter your barcode number from your UGA Card at this website:

Additional training is available by filling out this form.