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Web of Science platform: Zoological Record

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What is Zoological Record?

1864 - present

Zoological Record is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. Content consists of:

  • Approximately 5000 journals from over 100 countries
  • Books, reviews, conferences, and other non-serial publications

Major fields of study include:

  • Behavior
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Distribution
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Morphology
  • New techniques
  • Paleontology
  • Parasitology
  • Taxonomy
  • Veterinary sciences (wildlife)
  • Zoogeography

Getting Started

1. Access Web of Science from your library’s electronic resources page.

2. Create a sign-in for Web of Science (top right corner of the landing page).

While optional, creating a sign-in allows you to:

  • access Web of Science offsite (
    • Roaming access is 6 months.
    • Sign in onsite to refresh roaming access for another 6 month period.
  • save your searches
  • set up search alerts and citation alerts
  • save lists of records for later use
  • sign in with the same credentials for InCites, EndNote online, and Publons

3. Sign up for live web-based training. Register for a class and walk through our products with an expert trainer.

4. Watch our video tutorials on YouTube. This playlist of short videos from our YouTube channel walks you through key features on the Web of Science platform.

5. Use the tabs at the top of this guide to explore each database on the platform in more detail.

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