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DECEMBER 2010

Listen to Local Recordings of Bird Songs
Birdcall Challenge from eNature.com
Think you can identify birds by ear? Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of a region's birds: http://enature.com/challenge/birdcallchallenge.asp

New Books at the Library
Click here to view a list of the newest acquisitions
The Library acquired some interesting new books in November, including:

Look for these and other books in the Library Catalog.

Tips & Tricks: Using the Library Journal Catalog
Make the Library Journal Catalog your first stop when looking for an article
Did you know that the Library maintains an alphabetical list of our entire journal collection? Check here first when you're looking for a volume of a journal or proceeding. If the Library owns it, the catalog will list the journal's location, which volumes we own, and a link to the online version (if applicable) -- see below for an example. You can even access most online articles from home; just contact us for the username and password.

Journal Catalog



NOVEMBER 2010

New Online Map Tool
National Resources Inventory Map Room
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/NRI/maps/
One of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's projects is the National Resources Inventory (NRI), which produces maps and charts based on their surveys. On this site, visitors can look over these documents, which are divided into eleven different themes, including "Soil Erosion", "Wetlands", and "Land Capability". Each thematic area contains several dozen maps, and a brief description of what each map illustrates.

Staff Publications Database Revision
The Zoo Staff Publications database has been fully revised. Over 350 new PDFs have been added to the database and the citations have been formatted in a modified CSE (Council of Scientific Editors) style.

To search for a particular article by author or title, go to the Library's Search Page and enter the search terms. This will direct you to the correct page on the Library's website. Or, browse through the list, which is organized alphabetically by the first author's last name.

To report any inaccuracies or new additions, please contact us at library@sandiegozoo.org.

New Books at the Library
Click here to view a list of the newest acquisitions
The Library acquired some interesting new books in October, including:

Look for these and other books in the Library Catalog.


OCTOBER 2010

New Electronic Resources
Treesearch -- Online database from USFS

The US Forest Service provides online access to the FULL TEXT of all publications written by USFS employees in its Treesearch article database.
Onderstepoort -- Journal of Veterinary Research now available online
Click here to visit the Onderstepoort website

The Onderstepoort -- Journal of Veterinary Research is a veterinary journal specializing in "diseases and disease vectors of livestock and wildlife on the continent of Africa." The full text of volumes starting in 2005 (72+) will be freely available through the journal website (select "Archived Issues" from the journal homepage to view current and past issues).

New Books at the Library

Click here to view a list of the newest acquisitions

The Library acquired some interesting new books in September, including:

Look for these and other books in the Library Catalog.


SEPTEMBER 2010

New Database Announcement
iKnowledgenow Specialized Veterinary Database

iKnowledgenow.com is a veterinary medicine database of full-text journal and conference proceedings articles. Coverage is from 1997 to present and includes access to:

If you would like to learn more about using iKnowledgenow, or to set up a one-on-one consultation, contact us at library@sandiegozoo.org or Extension 5736.

New Books at the Library
Click here to view a list of the newest acquisitions

In the last couple of months we've added quite a few new books, including:

Look for these and other books in the Library Catalog.

Staff Publications Database
The Library is currently working on updating our Zoo Staff Publications database. Make sure that you are included! Send PDFs of your publications or a list of your publishing history to the library at library@sandiegozoo.org.


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