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WFC 50: Natural History of California Wild Vertebrates

Getting Started

FACULTY:  Rob Furrow —refurrow@ucdavis.edu

Use the resources on this guide to locate publications about your California wild vertebrate and its habitat.

Vertebrate Wildlife Search Terms

The UC Davis Shields Library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Each library subject database — such as BIOSIS Previews or Zoological Record — also uses subject lists that can help you precisely search your topic.  All life sciences subject databases will have taxonomic searching features available for searching by various taxa groups such as kingdoms or orders or families.

Key Resources for WFC 50

These subject databases may be demonstrated or discussed at the library session.

Search BIOSIS Previews or Zoological Record for the basic biology of any animal including: anatomy and physiology, behavior, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, nutrition and feeding, reproduction, and taxonomy and systematics.   NOTE:  Zoological Record is an essential database for taxonomy, systematics, and new species records.  Zoological Record is the first database to search for wildlife, particularly rare and endangered species.

ASFA is focused strictly on aquatic sciences and fisheries literature as indexed by FAO at a extensive international and gray literature level.