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Zoology: Getting Started


The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries whose aim is to improve research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
In partnership with the Internet Archive and through local digitisation efforts, the BHL has digitised millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing over 100,000 titles and over 170,000 volumes. The BHL consortium members digitise the public domain books and journals held within their collections. To acquire additional content and promote free access to information, the BHL has also obtained permission from publishers to digitise and make available significant biodiversity materials that are still under copyright.
Its mission is to increase global awareness about the BHL and biodiversity issues through outreach, learning and education, branding, and collaboration with existing and new user communities.                          

Getting Started

This introductory guide provides information on key sources in Zoology including:

  • where to locate books, e-books and journals
  • key databases to search for material
  • Journals available on the Journals portal.
  • useful websites listed for your course module
  • avoiding plagiarism and referencing properly

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Anita Wilcox
Liaison Librarian: Science, Engineering & Food Science
Boole Library, University College Cork, Ireland.
+353 (21) 490-2177
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