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Animal Behaviour: online library support

Subject Guide - help and guidance on finding resources in your subject area

Welcome to the Animal Behaviour LibGuide

Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.  


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Where to start your search

Library Search

Search for textbooks, ebooks, journals, articles and more. 

Library Search LibGuide available for guidance.

For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Expand your search

Research databases provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports and other types of 

material that match your search keywords.



Key Databases



Use the Biosis Libguide for comprehensive support and training.

The SCOPUS Quick Reference Guide will introduce you to the database.

Use the Web of Science LibGuide for comprehensive support and training.


You can see more resources in the A-Z database listing under Animal Behaviour

Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.

You can browse by subject (e.g. Animal Behaviour) or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments provides access to videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories around the world.

Use this resource to learn about lab techniques and processes.


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. You can explore TED Talks related to the topic of Animals or Biology, or look at the most popular talks from the TED homepage.


You may be interested in how animal behaviour and related issues are portrayed in the press. Nexis UK is a large full text database providing current newspaper coverage. Explore the news Libguide current news to see the resources available via the library.


Our map resources such as the Digimap collections contain material that may be useful too, such as topography and land use maps. To explore these take a look at our maps Libguide.

Effective Searching & Referencing

It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.

Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc. 

Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 


As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.

Top Tip

Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations.  Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.

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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.

Academic Skills Support

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research. 

It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.

Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.

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