Recommended List of Books and Other Information Resources for Zoo and Acquarium Libraries

1st Electronic Edition
October 1996

Based on the 3rd Print Edition of May 1995

KAY A. KENYON, BRANCH LIBRARIAN
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION LIBRARIES
NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK BRANCH
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20008

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM

Steven P. Johnson, Librarian, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park Laura Jenkins, Librarian, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Linda Coates, Librarian, San Diego Zoo
Suzanne Braun, Librarian, Indianapolis Zoo
Jill Gordon, Librarian, St.Louis Zoo


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction to the 3rd Print Edition

I. Reference

    A. Zoos
    B. Aquariums

II. Horticulture

III. Wildlife Conservation

IV. Zoos and Aquariums

V. Invertebrates

VI. Fishes

VII. Amphibians and Reptiles

VIII. Birds

    A. General
    B. Geographic Regions
    C. Families

IX. Mammals

    A. General
    B. Geographic Regions
    C. Carnivores (Dogs, Bears, Cats, etc.)
    D. Bats and Insectivores
    E. Monotremes and Marsupials
    F. Marine (Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, etc.)
    G. Primates
    H. Rabbits and Rodents
    I. Large Herbivores (Elephants, Hoofed Mammals)

X. Animal Behavior

XI. Nutrition

XII. Veterinary Medicine

    A. General
    B. Fishes
    C. Amphibians and Reptiles
    D. Birds
    E. Mammals

XIII. Aquaculture

XIV. Periodicals

    A. General
    B. Horticulture
    C. Aquariums
    D. Fishes
    E. Amphibians and Reptiles
    F. Birds
    G. Mammals
    H. Veterinary Medicine and Nutrition

XV. Indexes and Abstracts

    A. Paperbound
    B. Electronic

      1. Internet Databases
      2. OCLC Database
      3. DIALOG Databases
      4. CD-ROMs
      5. Vendors


INTRODUCTION TO THE 3rd PRINT EDITION

This bibliography is intended to serve as a guide for both small and large zoo/aquarium libraries. The books, serials, CD-ROMs, and databases that should be available in every zoo/aquarium library, have been marked with a *. Although more and more CD-ROM reference sources (not indexes) are available, they have not yet become critical to zoo/aquarium library collections. However, a few are mentioned throughout the document.

This list is divided into several broad subject categories such as Invertebrates, Fishes, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Medicine, etc. The order of the subjects loosely follows the Library of Congress classification scheme. Under some of the subject headings, there are more specific headings, like Birds--Geographic Regions.

Prices are included in this list whenever possible for both hard and paperbound copies. Many book prices were found in the 1994-95 edition of Books in Print. Although some of the periodical prices are in Ulrich's International Periodical Directory, 1994-95, most were found in the current issues of the journals because prices change so quickly. Prices are listed simply to give zoos/aquariums a general idea of what the books and serials cost. Check with the publisher, vendor, book store, etc., before purchasing anything. Prices increase and some publishers may charge additional money for mailing.

The original edition of this bibliography was published in 1987 and the second edition was published in 1991. In this updated version, Steven P. Johnson, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park, was instrumental in updating the electronic section; Laura Jenkins, Librarian, John G. Shedd Aquarium, added material in the aquarium-related sections (Fishes, Aquaculture, etc.); and Linda Coates, Librarian, San Diego Zoo; Suzanne Braun, Librarian, Indianapolis Zoo; and Jill Gordon, Librarian, St. Louis Zoo, made invaluable contributions with their comments and additions.

Kay A. Kenyon
May 1995


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