Zoology 2

Database IconCore Databases

The following databases all contain a large number of articles pertaining to biology and the life sciences. To find articles on topics relating to zoology, try searching these first.

Database IconOther Subject-Specific Databases

If you can’t find what you need in any of the core databases, try searching any of the databases below that focus more narrowly on your topic.

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Computer Lab IconWeb Resources

Amphibia Web
This web site aims to become a clearinghouse of data concerning amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders) and their population deteriorations worldwide by collecting pertinent information about them.
Animal Diversity Web
This web site is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology.
Biodiversity Hotspots
This website provides information about biodiversity hotspots, 35 regions where success in conserving species can have an enormous impact in securing our global biodiversity.
Entomology Database Library (National Museum of Natural History (NMNH))
This web site contains a wealth of information about entomology (study of insects) at NMNH.
This is an information system with key data on the biology of all fishes including population dynamics, taxonomy, conservation, physiology, ecology, and genetics.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Web site for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, and microbes of the world.
Species 2000
This site contains a series of databases providing a uniform and validated quality index of names of all known species.


American Association for Zoological Nomenclature

Organization for those interested in the systematics of both living and extinct animals.

American Cetacean Society

This organization is the oldest whale conservation group in the world.

American Fisheries Society

The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

American Malacological Society

Organization for professionals and hobbyists interested in mollusks.

American Ornithologists’ Union

Large organization devoted to the scientific study of birds.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Organization for scientists and students interested in fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

American Society of Mammalogists

Organization with the purpose of promoting interest in the study of mammals. Most members are professional scientists.

Association of Field Ornithologists

This society of professional and amateur ornithologists is dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats.

Center for Biological Diversity

This center is an endangered species advocate who provides an excellent web site for information about endangered animal species.

Cooper Ornithological Society

Organization that works to advance knowledge of birds and their habitat.

The Crustacean Society

Society working to advance the study of all aspects of the biology of the Crustacea by promoting the exchange and dissemination of information throughout the world.

Jane Goodall Institute

This non-profit organization works to advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Society dedicated to promoting the pursuit and public dissemination of important information relating to biology.

Wilson Ornithological Society

International organization interested in the study of birds.

World Wildlife Fund

WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.