Course Guides
Primate Socioecology (ANT 154A)

2014 Fall

Dena Clink (TA)
Lynne Isbell

Librarian Subject Specialist

Ruth Gustafson
ragustafson@ucdavis.edu — (530) 752‑1883 — Research Support Services

Librarian Subject Specialist for: General Biology; Animal Science; Avian Science; Entomology (including Bee Biology and Pollination); Environmental Science & Policy; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Forensic Science; Nematology; and Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Need assistance? Ruth Gustafson will have office hours Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-noon starting October 1st through December 7th (exceptions Friday November 2nd & 9th; Monday, November 12th; and Wednesday, November 14th).

SUNDAY Reference -- Available at 1st floor Shields, November 25th, 1-5pm

Research Help

Library Research Aids (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/)
Includes "How do I?" guides on Choose a Research Topic, 5 Steps to Better Library Research, Find a Book, etc. and Library "How-to" Videos on topics such as Using the VPN, Avoiding Plagiarism, and Citing your Sources.

Connect From Off-Campus

Connect from Off Campus (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/)
Instructions for UC Davis students, faculty, and employees to access our licensed resources from off campus. VPN is the preferred method for remote access in most cases.
Related:
  • VPN Client Installation links (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/vpn/) [Restricted] VPN
    PubMed and multiple browser tab/window users: the new VPN client works best for you. Please see the Install guides listed from this link. Other reasons to install the VPN Client are when you: often connect to PDFs which have URL links; want to use the "Find Full Text" feature in EndNote; use MyNCBI in PubMed; rely on licensed resources not accessible via the Web VPN; prefer uninterrupted access to licensed resources from your own computer; prefer operating system (OS)-level rather than browser-level access to licensed resources

Harvest UC Davis Catalog

The UCD libraries have an extensive collection of books on primates. Most print materials on primates will be found at the Shields Library with some titles located in the Carlson Health Sciences Library (where the print VetMed collections are found). Browsable subject headings that bring up primate publications include: Primates -- behavior ; Primates -- evolution; and Primates -- psychology .
Harvest UC Davis Catalog (http://harvest.lib.ucdavis.edu)
Harvest is the UCD library online catalog of the collections of all five UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your library card number and PIN, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

E-book Collections

Springer eBooks Package (http://springerlink.com/books/) [Restricted] VPN

This UC-wide pilot is now an annually reviewed package for Springer eBooks and includes more than 50,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. Several key Springer primate book series are included such as: Developments in Primatology, and Primatology Monographs. In addition, Springer publishes several ecology series of related interest.

Dates of coverage are 2005 to 2012. NEW books are added monthly.

Coverage: 2005-2014

Encyclopedias

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Gale Virtual Reference Library] (http://find.galegroup.com/gvrl/infomark.do?type=aboutBook&prodId=GVRL&eisbn=9780787677503&version=1.0) [Restricted] VPN
Extensive, completely revised and updated 17-volume version of the original work published in Germany in 1960. Incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. Volume 1 covers Lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes and volume 2 is on Protostomes. Volume 3 is about Insects. Volumes 4-5 are both concerning Fishes. Volume 6 pertains to Amphibians and volume 7 is about Reptiles. Volumes 8-11 are all concerning Birds. Volumes 12-16 are on Mammals and lastly, volume 17 is the cumulative index.
Date: 2003
Related:
  • Each entry by family includes taxonomic placement and brief details including thumbnail description, size, number of genera/species, habitat, conservation status, and distribution map.
  • Detailed sections describe: evolution and systematics; physical characteristics; distribution; habitat; behavior; feeding ecology and diet; reproductive biology; conservation status; significance to humans; and end with lengthy species accounts.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality -- by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor -- before being accepted for publication.

All CSA Illumina databases (such as Zoological Record and PsycINFO) separate result sets into tabbed categories including "Peer-Reviewed" journals. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to locate your journal. To the left of your title, look for a vertical black/white symbol depicting a referee jersey and thus noting the publication is "Refereed".

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com/) [Restricted] VPN

The standard source for information on virtually every active and ceased periodical, annual, irregular publication, and monographic series published throughout the world (plus thousands of newspapers). Indicates whether a publication is a refereed (peer-reviewed) title.

NOTE: search by journal title, NOT article title. Ulrich's provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review) NOT on the articles within.

Subject Guides

Subject Guides Useful for Evolution of Primate Behavior (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/)
Subject Guides appropriate to the evolution of primate behavior are "Animal Science/Wildlife Biology" under the "Biological & Agricultural Sciences" heading (left column) or "Psychology" or "Anthropology" under the "Social Sciences" heading (right column, scrolling down).

Databases

BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Science] (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.
Coverage: 1926-present
Related:
PsycINFO [via Proquest] (http://search.proquest.com/psycinfo/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
PsycINFO is a department of the American Psychological Association (APA). It provides citations to articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, dissertations and even important internet sites in psychology and related disciplines, most with abstracts and some citations. This database is especially useful for animal studies of behavior including primates.
Coverage: 1840-present
Related:
PrimateLit (http://primatelit.library.wisc.edu)
PLEASE NOTE: The PrimateLit database is no longer being updated as of November 30, 2010. The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to November 2010 and includes all publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography). Literature acquisition, analysis, and indexing was a collaborative project of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center, the Washington National Primate Research Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
Coverage: 1940-November 30, 2010
Zoological Record [via ProQuest] (http://search.proquest.com/zoologicalrecord/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
WILDLIFE. Comprehensive coverage of zoology; including behavior, conservation and environmental science, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, marine and freshwater biology, nutrition, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, veterinary studies, zoogeography and fossil records. Especially strong in new species reports and field studies. Backfile for 1864-1977 added April 2007.
Coverage: 1864-present [1864-1977 backfile added]
Related:
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide [via EBSCO] (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=fzh) [Restricted] VPN
WILDLIFE. Indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management. Database producer from South Africa -- excellent coverage of African publications. [changed from NISC to EBSCO interface, March 20, 2009]
Coverage: 1935 (& earlier)-present
Related:
Anthropology Plus [via FirstSearch/OCLC] (http://uclibs.org/PID/34670) [Restricted] VPN
Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals.
Date: Late 19th century to present
Related:
  • Fact Sheet (http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/databases/dbdetails/details/AnthropologyPlus.htm)

UC-eLinks

UC-eLinks (http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/ucelinks_guide.html)
Brought to you by UC libraries! UC-eLinks helps to link you to *choices* to find the item(s) you are interested in. UC-eLinks appears in most library literature or subject databases and provides a consistent way of getting to online articles (if licensed) or to information about which print issues of a journal we own. If we do not own a journal or book, you can use the UC-eLinks service to Request that the item be sent to you for free from another UC library -- often using Web delivery if the item is an article or book chapter.

1) What Is EndNote?

EndNote Instructional Webpage (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/)
Author: UC Davis Libraries
EndNote, licensed for all UCD full-time students, faculty, researchers and staff, is a bibliographic reference manager which enables citations to be stored, searched, and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals.

2) EndNote Intro Topic Guide

EndNote Intro for BioAg Researchers [Library Guide] (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/topics/index.php?id=130)
Author: Ruth Gustafson
This webpage is the step-by-step guide for the bi-monthly in-person EndNote Intro course taught in Shields Library.
Related:

3) Adding References To Your EndNote Library (Quick & Easy)

Step-by-step instructions for UCD Library licensed subject databases and using direct export and filters are provided for PC and Mac users from the UCD EndNote webpage (see Section 1 above) from the Filters section on the left column.

Quick & Easy: Direct Export [EndNote] Most UCD licensed subject databases enable one to *directly* export source bibliographic information from the database into your EndNote Library. This is the most efficient method for building an EndNote library very quickly.

All databases listed above enable Direct Export except PrimateLit.

CLASS EXERCISE: Add three references from any two databases listed above into an EndNote Library

CAUTION for Mac Users: Safari does not work with Direct Export -- you must use FireFox.

4) EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW)

EndNote’s Cite While You Write (CWYW) feature inserts EndNote commands into Word’s Tools menu (or on an EndNote tab in Word 2007 and 2010 for Windows). This provides you with direct access to your EndNote references while writing in Microsoft Word. CWYW commands enable EndNote to implement bibliographic formatting to the document that is currently open in Word.

CLASS EXERCISE: Keep the EndNote Library open and open MS Word. Paste a paragraph of any text (an abstract from a citation in your library works well) into MS Word and change style from default to the required MLA style.

Cite While You Write -- Adding Citations to a Word Document [Youtube video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1XdyHwat4&feature=plcp)
Author: Thomson Reuters
Quick 3:18 training video on the basics of CWYW (Cite While You Write).

Images

PrimateImages: Natural History Collection (http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/pclnathist)
The PrimateImages database is a "collection of photographs and information about nonhuman primates. These images were contributed by numerous photographers through the Lawrence Jacobsen Library at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin in an effort to preserve the visual record nonhuman primate species. This site contains photographs of most known primate species as well as related images such as habitat, maps and food sources."