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UC Davis Library Catalog

The UCD libraries have an extensive collection of books on primates. Most print materials on primates will be found at the Shields Library with some titles located in the Carlson Health Sciences Library (where the print VetMed collections are found). Browsable subject headings that bring up primate publications include: Primates -- behavior ; Primates -- ecology ; Primates -- evolution; and Primates -- psychology.

  • UC Davis Library Catalog  
      
    Replacing Harvest on August 18, 2016, the new UC Davis Library Catalog includes the collections of all four UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.
  • Understanding the Call Numbers PDF
    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM -- National Library of Medicine -- classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with the following guide.
    Date: 2004

    QL is the classification area for Zoology
    QL 737 is the general location for all publications about mammals
    QL 737 .P9 is the specific location for publications focusing on primates

E-book Collections

  • Springer eBooks Package  
      
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    Springer eBooks include more than 60,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. Scope (textbook areas are starred) ranges from Architecture and Design, *Behavioral Science, *Biomedical and Life Sciences, *Business and Economics, *Chemistry and Materials Science, *Computer Science, *Earth and Environmental Science, *Engineering, *Humanities & Social Sciences and Law, *Mathematics and Statistics, *Medicine, *Physics and Astronomy, to Professional and Applied Computing. NEW books are added monthly. Coverage: 2005-2017

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Gale Virtual Reference Library]  Icon
    Extensive, completely revised and updated 17-volume version of the original work published in Germany in 1960. Incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. Volume 1: Lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes; Volume 2: Protostomes; Volume 3: Insects; Volumes 4-5: both concerning Fishes; Volume 6: Amphibians; Volume 7: Reptiles; Volumes 8-11: Birds; Volumes 12-16: Mammals Volume 17: cumulative index.

    •Each entry by family includes taxonomic placement & brief details including thumbnail description, size, number of genera/species, habitat, conservation status, & distribution map.

    •Detailed sections describe: evolution & systematics; physical characteristics; distribution; habitat; behavior; feeding ecology & diet; reproductive biology; conservation status; significance to humans; and end with lengthy species accounts
  • Handbook of Mammals of the World
    First major encyclopedic work to describe and illustrate ALL mammalian species.

    Authors: Don E Wilson; Russell A Mittermeier; Paolo Cavallini
    Publisher: Barcelona : Lynx Edicions : Conservation International : IUCN, [2009]-<[2011]> ©2009-<©2011>

    PRINT only: BioAg Reference | Volume 3 exclusively on Primates

Journal Ranking

Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive tool for assessing the importance of research journals in disciplines and subdisciplines.  Primatology is too specific so look under the subject category for Zoology.

NOTE that review journals tend to be listed as top ranked titles, taking space away from original research titles, so use with caution.

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    Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the summer of the following year. JCR indicates: most frequently cited journals in a field: highest impact journals in a field; and largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort.
    Release Coverage: 1997-2015 (for 1996-2014 data)
    Information for New JCR Users
    Impact Factors in Wikipedia: validity, manipulation, and misuse of Impact Factors
    Using JCR

Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality -- by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor -- before being accepted for publication.

All CSA Illumina databases (such as Zoological Record and PsycINFO) separate result sets into tabbed categories including "Peer-Reviewed" journals. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to locate your journal. To the left of your title, look for a vertical black/white symbol depicting a referee jersey and thus noting the publication is "Refereed".

  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory  
      
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    The standard source for information on virtually every active and ceased periodical, annual, irregular publication, and monographic series published throughout the world (plus thousands of newspapers). Indicates whether a publication is a refereed (peer-reviewed) title.

    NOTE: search by journal title, NOT article title. Ulrich's provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review) NOT on the work within.

Subject Guides

  • Subject Guides
    Use the Subject Guides to identify additional databases to search for information on your topic.

Databases

  • BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Science]  
      
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    More than 25 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.
    Coverage: 1926-present
    Quick Reference Card: BIOSIS Previews, 2010
    Online BIOSIS information
    Saving Your Search & Setting Alerts
  • Zoological Record [via ProQuest]  
      
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    WILDLIFE. Comprehensive coverage of zoology; including behavior, conservation and environmental science, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, marine and freshwater biology, nutrition, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, veterinary studies, zoogeography and fossil records. Especially strong in new species reports and field studies. Backfile for 1864-1977 added April 2007.
    Coverage: 1864-present [1864-1977 backfile added]
    Setting up Alerts
    Zoological Record's 150th anniversary
    Zoological Record information
  • PsycINFO [via Proquest]  
      
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    PsycINFO is a department of the American Psychological Association (APA). It provides citations to articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, dissertations and even important internet sites in psychology and related disciplines, most with abstracts and some citations.
    Coverage: 1840-present
    PsycINFO Lib Guide [ProQuest]
    Setting up Alerts
  • PrimateLit
    PLEASE NOTE: The PrimateLit database is no longer being updated as of November 30, 2010. The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to November 2010 and includes all publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography). Literature acquisition, analysis, and indexing was a collaborative project of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center, the Washington National Primate Research Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. {RG 12/16/13}
    Coverage: 1940-November 30, 2010
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide [via EBSCO]  Icon
    Indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management. Database producer from South Africa with excellent coverage of African publications. {RG 12/12/13}
    Coverage: 1935 (& earlier)-present
    Saving Search and Alerting Functions (Guide) Click on Document Download link to obtain the 17-page MS Word document
  • Anthropology Plus [via EBSCO]  Icon
    Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals.
    Date: Late 19th century to present

UC-eLinks

  • UC-eLinks
    Brought to you by UC libraries! UC-eLinks helps to link you to *choices* to find the item(s) you are interested in. UC-eLinks appears in most library literature databases and provides a consistent way of getting to online articles (if licensed) or to information about which print issues of a journal we own. If we do not own a journal or book, you can use the UC-eLinks service to Request that the item be sent to you for free from another UC library -- often using Web delivery if the item is an article or book chapter.

Images

  • PrimateImages: Natural History Collection [via the University of Wisconsin]
    The PrimateImages database is a "collection of photographs and information about nonhuman primates. These images were contributed by numerous photographers through the Lawrence Jacobsen Library at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin in an effort to preserve the visual record nonhuman primate species. This site contains photographs of most known primate species as well as related images such as habitat, maps and food sources." {updated RG 12/16/13}

1) What Is EndNote?

  • EndNote Instructional Webpage
    Author: UC Davis Libraries

    EndNote, licensed for all UCD full-time students, faculty, researchers and staff, is a bibliographic reference manager which enables citations to be stored, searched, and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals.
  • EndNote Intro for BioAgEnvi Sciences Researchers [Course Guide]  
      
    Author: Ruth Gustafson

    This webpage is the step-by-step guide for the bi-monthly in-person EndNote Intro course taught in Shields Library.

2) EndNote Intro Topic Guide

3) Adding References To Your EndNote Library (Quick & Easy)

Step-by-step instructions for UCD Library licensed subject databases and using direct export and filters are provided for PC and Mac users from the UCD EndNote webpage (see Section 1 above) from the Filters section on the left column.

Quick & Easy: Direct Export [EndNote] Most UCD licensed subject databases enable one to *directly* export source bibliographic information from the database into your EndNote Library. This is the most efficient method for building an EndNote library very quickly.

All databases listed above enable Direct Export except PrimateLit.

CLASS EXERCISE: Add three references from any two databases listed above into an EndNote Library

CAUTION for Mac Users: Safari does not work with Direct Export -- you must use FireFox.

      

    4) EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW)

    EndNote’s Cite While You Write (CWYW) feature inserts EndNote commands into Word’s Tools menu (or on an EndNote tab in Word 2007 and 2010 for Windows). This provides you with direct access to your EndNote references while writing in Microsoft Word. CWYW commands enable EndNote to implement bibliographic formatting to the document that is currently open in Word.

    CLASS EXERCISE: Keep the EndNote Library open and open MS Word. Paste a paragraph of any text (an abstract from a citation in your library works well) into MS Word and change style from default to the required MLA style.

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