Fact Sheet Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide  

General Information
Available Formats: BiblioLine, CD-ROM Number of Records: 708,577
Dates of Coverage: 1935 & earlier to Present Number of CD-ROMS: 2
Database: Anthology of 8 files Update Frequency: Monthly on BiblioLine, Quarterly on 
Subject Category: Life Sciences CD-ROM
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World’s largest index to wildlife literature
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide is the world’s largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians — nearly
698,078 bibliographic records, many include abstracts. The databases in this exclusive collection offer a global perspective and together form the ultimate resource on wildlife information. NISC’s unique composite records feature ensures access to all the citations without duplication. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered in this comprehensive volume. Approximately 18,000 records are added per year.

Detailed indexing & well-defined abstracts
Extensive keyword indexing permits flexible subject searching, and taxonomic and geographic identifiers are especially helpful. The geographic identifiers include global and broad regional levels as well as specific localities. You can search by species in a province, state, county, or even a community, park, lake, or stream.
Database Content
   
Wildlife Review Abstracts
(1935 & earlier to present) — NISC produces  Wildlife Review Abstracts, formerly Wildlife Review, which until 1996 was produced by the U.S. National Biological Service. Over 464,085 citations and abstracts provide excellent coverage on all aspects of wildlife. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, parasites, and more. Over 1,500 sources are scanned, including journals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, websites, government reports, grey literature, books, theses, and dissertations. Many sources are not indexed by other databases. About 15,000 records are added per year. Abstracts have been added from September 1996 onward.

Swiss Wildlife Information Service
(SWIS, 1974-present) — Federal Office of Environment, Forests & Landscape and the University of Zurich. SWIS provides more than 108,175 records drawn from over 400 journals in addition to books, reports of congresses, dissertations, and theses. A main database on wild birds and mammals is supplemented by special files on protected animals and wildlife interaction with traffic, disturbance, and agriculture. Document delivery and the Keyword-Index of Wildlife Research (annual, 350-400 pages) are available from SWIS.

Fish & Wildlife Reference Service
(1960-2003) — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reference Service. Ninety percent of the citations in this file of 26,350+ records are drawn from unpublished research reports, field studies, and surveys from U.S. state agencies. Document delivery is available.

BIODOC
(1970-1999) — National University of Costa Rica. BIODOC provides 9,050 citations with emphasis on Central and South American fauna. Some of the source literature is unique to the region.

Waterfowl & Wetlands Bibliography
(Duckdata, 1838-2000) - U.S. Geological Survey, Duckdata provides over 13,000 citations with a valuable focus on game birds and their habitats. The coverage of North American theses and dissertations is excellent.

IUCN - The World Conservation Union
(1946 - present) - IUCN: The World Conservation Union publications database provides over 4,970 citations to IUCN literature  related to the conservation of life. The bibliographic records are produced in two databases: IUCN - Publications and IUCN - Reports. The list of serials provided in the IUCN - Serial holdings database provides complete details of various serials, which is an invaluable tool for researchers and scientists.

Natural & Cultural Heritage of Africa (NATCHA)
(1960 - present & earlier) - This database of over 15,975 records, is an exciting addition to Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide. Contributed by NISC SA, it has an extensive coverage of natural history journals relating to wildlife in Africa, with a special reference to Southern Africa.

Afro-Tropical Bird Information Retrieval Database (Afro-Tropical BIRD)
RECORDS: More than 73,150+
PERIOD COVERED: 20th Century to present some 1800s
AREA: The Afro-Tropical Region of Sub Saharan Africa and the African Ocean Islands.
FOCUS: Afro-Tropical BIRD offers comprehensive current and historical coverage of all publications on Afro-Tropical Birds. The specialised hierarchical indexing system offers unparalleled access to information by species name.
SOURCES: This database includes articles from journals, newsletters and reports.
GROWTH: Afro-Tropical BIRD adds 6000 records a year.
COMPILED BY: NISC SA in collaboration with the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town.

Composite records
Special, software-created composite records resolve the problem of duplication among files. These “super records” provide all the information shared by two or more source records plus any data that is unique. You can view all the relevant information without having to scroll through redundant citations.

Subject Coverage

• mammals

• birds
• reptiles
• amphibians
• behavior
• habitat use
• damage
• foods/feeding
• management techniques
• habitat management
• habitat alteration
• captive-animal care
• endangered species
• threatened species
• traffic & disturbance
• forestry
• parasites/disease
• pesticides/pollution
• physiology
• morphology
• ecosystems
• genetics
• communities
• hunting (pro/con)
• population ecology
• life history
• habits/behavior
• distribution
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