Posts Tagged ‘identification’

The Library has purchased a number of the Field Studies Council’s identification guides.  These include:

If there are any other books that you think should be in the library, please let your Subject Librarian know: Tommy McGreevy (Hamilton Campus), Kirsty Thomson (Paisley Campus)

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AntAntWeb has information about, and photographs of, many of the approximately 10,000 known species of ants.  It currently focuses on species from the Nearctic and Malagasy biogeographic regions, and the ant genera of the world, but there are plans to grow the site to cover every known species of ant.

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FishBase is a large database of information about fish.  It includes descriptions of 31,600 fish species, 279,100 common names in hundreds of languages, and 49,300 pictures.  The database also includes a glossary of fish-related terminology.  All content in FishBase is based on previously published material and cannot be edited by the general public, so it is a reliable source of scientific information.  A self-guided course on ichthyology is also available from FishBase.

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