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ZOOL 215: Resources

This is a research guide for students in Zoology 215

Can't find it at Morris?

Request items from around the world through Interlibrary Loan. Check and request books from I-Share first before requesting books through this service. 

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (McMillan)

Find Articles

Use these databases to find peer-reviewed original research and review articles about animals.

Note: For most of these  tools, don't search with sentences. Use your key terms and connect them with the words and (i.e. all of my words), or (any of my words), or not (none of these words):

What are the mechanisms behind an elephant's sense of smell---> elephants and sense of smell

  • Use synonyms: Elephants and (sense of smell or olfaction)
  • Use truncation: olfact* --> olfaction or olfactory
  • Use genus and species name: Asian elephants or Elephas maximus
  • Limit to peer-reviewed journals and / or review articles

Your final search might look like this: (Asian Elephants or Elephas maximus) and olfact*

Use the Find Full Text link/icon to see if we have the item online or in print at Morris Library.

For help, contact me or the librarians at Morris Library.

Find Books

Use the Morris Library Catalog to find books and other resources.

Search by broad topic and then limit by format type including electronic books (see the right hand-hand column of the search results screen).

You may limit to SIUC only if you choose (this works for electronic books).

You may also change the search type from relevance to newest.

If you are unable to request an item from I-Share, ask me or Ask-A-Librarian about requesting it using a different interlibrary loan system. 

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Search for books, ebooks, journals, government documents, DVDs, CDs, and more.


About CSE Style

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) style (formerly known as CBE style) is used by many scientists.

Morris Library keeps a print copy of the newest edition behind the Information Desk for in-library use.

Online CSE Resources

Journal Title Abbreviation Sources