Zoology

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Fish Species Descriptions

Description

This collection contains descriptions of fish species from the Great Lakes region. These descriptions are modified from Hubbs' and Lagler's "Fishes of the Great Lakes Region," 2003, by G. R. Smith. The records include such information as family, scientific name, common name, general and specific descriptions, distribution, and ecology.

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Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44261
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Fish Collection Database

Description

This collection contains catalog records of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's Fish Division's specimen collection. The database currently contains more than 58,000 records, with collection dates ranging from the 1850s to the present. The records include such information as scientific name, common name, collector and collection date, locality, and preparation type. (Note: some records contain more complete information than others.)

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Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44259
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Amphibian and Reptile Catalogue

Description

The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope. Presently, the research collections contain 197,469 (through catalogue number UMMZ 242,000) catalogued lots representing 433,505 individual specimens. These represent 1,067 genera and 5,323 species of which 13,818 specimens are skeletons. 99.9% of specimens are identified to genus, and 96% of specimens are identified to species. This includes 472 Primary Type specimens (representing 424 taxa) and 5,515 Paratypes (representing 804 taxa). The average growth over the last ten years has been nearly 1500 specimens per year. The auxiliary research collections contain 2,145 radiographs, 7,288 kodachrome slides, and 10,789 frozen tissue samples. All of the above mentioned collections have been inventoried and the data associated with them have been entered into computer databases in Filemaker Pro. A collection of 37 audio tapes containing hundreds of recordings of anuran vocalizations has been digitized and can now be accessed via the Division's webpage, as well as catalogue records and digital images of all primary type specimens.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44257
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Herpetology Field Notebooks

Alternative Titles
UMMZ Herpetology Field Notebooks
Description

The Herpetology Field Notebooks Collection consists of approximately 286 field notebooks. These notebooks contain information related to the collection of Herpetology specimens held at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ). While some of the notebooks are merely logbooks of collections with species identifications for each field number with places and dates, others have much more detailed information including field conditions, habitat notes, specimen descriptions including colors and measurements, as well as detailed maps.

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43878
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive

Alternative Titles
HBW Alive
Description

Contains the contents of the 17-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) series. Also included are illustrations, maps, videos, photographs, sounds, and a bibliography that tracks scientific references. A special feature is the integration of Google translator into each page to aid comprehension by non-English speakers.
 

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated regularly
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42636
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Herpetology Radiographs

Description

The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, presently maintains a collection of radiograph film plates (some with images of caecilians). In order to make these more accessible for research, they are digitizing the film plates and associating them with diagrams of the individual specimens. Approximately 40% of the caecilian specimens are catalogued at UMMZ, while the rest exist in museum collections worldwide. They have borrowed research material from other museum collections with permission to digitize their radiographs. By sharing this collection of digital images associated with the diagrams of the individual specimens, this should be of great value to other museum collections in their efforts.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42422
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John James Audubon's Birds of America and Viviparous Quadrupeds

Alternative Titles
Audubon's Birds and Mammals
John James Audubon's Birds of North America and Viviparous Quadrupeds
Description

John Audubon published many scientific works in his lifetime, but two are world-renowned for their artistic as well as scientific merit: The Birds of America from Original Drawings (often referred as the “double-elephant folio”; published between 1827 and 1838 in London by Robert Havell Jr.; first work purchased for the University of Michigan Library in 1839) and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (often referred to as the “imperial folio”; published between 1845 and 1848 in Philadelphia by J.T. Bowen; purchased jointly by the Special Collections Library and the William L. Clements Library in 2014). These Plate volumes are respectively intaglio and lithographic prints, both exquisitely handcolored.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39716
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SpringerProtocols

Alternative Titles
Springer Protocols
Description

SpringerProtocols is the largest subscription-based online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. Compiling protocols from the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and other sources, SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years of tested, trusted, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in the lab. With an emphasis on comprehensiveness and clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily reproducible recipe style. Protocols are written by experts in the field and are reviewed by editors distinguished in their specific subject areas, as well as by an editorial board. SpringerProtocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30464
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VetMed Resource

Description
VetMed Resource contains key records on all aspects of veterinary medicine from 1972 to the present. It is updated weekly with records gathered from over 125 countries.  Features include:
 
  • Over 60,000 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • Over 1.5 million bibliographic records with detailed keyword (metadata) tagging from the CAB Abstracts database
  • CAB Reviews, timely analysis written by subject experts 
  • Animal Health and Production Compendium --  A renowned collection of datasheets providing expert analysis of animal health and production issues, including over 2000 images, an animal drugs database, a glossary, a food safety module, and parasite identification keys. 
  • Breaking news
  • Events calendar of veterinary conferences/meetings
 
 
 
Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30460
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Mammal Division Field Notes

Alternative Titles
Mammal Division Field Notes
Description

This collection contains page images of the University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, Mammal Division's field notebooks, with accompanying data records. The records include such information as collection date, collection location, species collected, and related information.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11897
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