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NRC 497C - Human-Carnivore Conflicts & Conservation

Resources for research

Sample reference books

Reference Collection books with links to the library catalog record.

Online Reference Sources

Birds of North America 
Comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

Britannica Online
The classic general encyclopedia, a good starting point for all kinds of research. Includes a thesaurus and links to BBC and NYT for current news.

Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Includes social aspects; treaties, organisations, and agencies relating to the environment, biographies of key figures. Sustainable development; biodiversity; conservation; environmental ethics, philosophy, and history; resource management; sociology; and policy on the environment.

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Covers communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation, and the history of the field; also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation, and applications of animal behavior.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Online version of the illustrated zoology encyclopedia.
Includes insects and microflora. Current.