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Zoology: Journals & Databases

Recommended Article Databases for Zoology

The quickest way to find articles on a specific topic is by searching a relevant article database. Otago University Library recommends the databases listed below as a good starting point for Zoology students and researchers.

Multidisciplinary and citation databases

These databases can only be searched using keywords (author words).

If you find a great article on your topic, you can use these citation databases to track down articles that cite that particular article. 

Searching for Information

Hone your information research skills with this basic refresher on how to search for information effectively.

Finding journal articles using Library Search | Ketu

You can use Library Search | Ketu to access the full text of an article: 

1.   You can find an article from a citation by searching for the "Title of the article" (within quotation marks)

2.   You can also find the Journal that the article was published in by searching the Title of the Journal  Library Search | Ketu Advanced Search 

  • Select Title and material type Journals
  • The journal may be held in print, electonically, or both
  • Browse to find the correct year/volume and page numbers

For further help, check out the resources below...

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If the Library doesn't have digital or print access to a journal article, use the Library's Interloans service to request it, and we'll get it for you for free!