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by Ruth Gustafson – December 2, 2020
Fish Biology and Conservation Search Terms
Top publications in fish biology/conservation, where you might find interesting topics, are the journals Fish and Fisheries, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Journal of Fish Biology, and Marine Ecology and Progress Series (MEPS).
The UC Davis Library online catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Each library subject database — such as BIOSIS Previews or Zoological Record — also uses subject lists that can help you precisely search your topic.
Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as fish genetics or salmon aquaculture rather than the more specific salmon AHR genes or ecological risk of salmon aquaculture.
PRINT BOOK locations: Fishes QL 614-639.8 & Fisheries SH 201-399
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|Book Cover||Title & Call Number||Book Cover||Title & Call Number|
|Fish: A Guide to Their Diversity 2014|
PA Hastings et al
also in print
Shields Lib QL615 .H37 2014
|The World Encyclopedia of Fish & Shellfish & other Aquatic Creatures ... 2017
Hall et all
Shields Lib QL614.7 .H35 2017
|Antarctic Fishes 2007|
M Fukuchi et al
Shields Lib QL637.2 .F85 2007
|Field Guide to Sharks, Skates, and Ratfish of Alaska
DE Stevenson et al
Shields Lib QL638.6 .F5 2007
|Rays of the World 2016|
Shields Lib QL638.8 .R392 2016
|A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes. From Alaska to California 2016
VA Kells et al
Shields Lib QL628.A18 K45 2016
In addition, the “IUCN Red List also includes information on plants and animals that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e., are Data Deficient); and on plants and animals that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation programme (i.e., are Near Threatened).”
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.
ProQuest article databases (such as ASFA or PsycINFO) include a checkbox to limit to “Peer Reviewed” articles. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to search by journal title and then look for the black and white striped symbol (referee shirt) indicating the publication is refereed or peer-reviewed.
Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive tool for assessing the importance of research journals in disciplines and subdisciplines.
NOTE that *review* journals tend to be listed as top ranked titles, taking space away from original research titles, so use with caution. Typical review series may have the following words in their title: Advances in … ; Annual Review of …; Critical Reviews in … ; Current Opinion in … ; Expert Reviews in … ; International Review of … ; Progress in … ; Trends in …
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the summer of the following year. JCR indicates: most frequently cited journals in a field: highest impact journals in a field; and largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort.
Release Coverage: 1997-2015 (for 1996-2014 data)
•Impact Factors in Wikipedia: validity, manipulation, and misuse of Impact Factors
•Using JCR Wisely