For decades researchers have turned to Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia for concise accounts of thousands of species, including information on evolution and systematics, physical characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, reproductive biology, conservation status and significance to humans.
The online version of Grzimek's (pronounced "Chimmek's") includes all the content of the print version, but with enhanced searching and browsing features. Species information can be browsed by order and family following the organization of the print encyclopedia (volumes cover Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes, Protostomes, Insects, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals). Species can also be looked up in the linked cumulative index, or searched by scientific or common name and keyword. Online content can be viewed as HTML or PDFs, and can be saved, downloaded or printed. For each volume there is a linked list of illustrations, and every HTML page includes a link to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary for looking up unfamiliar terms.
Synthesis Digital Library Update for June 2012
The Request feature will be unavailable in Melvyl and UC-eLinks from 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 13 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, July 16 during migration of our interlibrary loan (ILL) systems to new servers. My ILL, where you can view the status of your current ILL requests, will also be unavailable. If you need to make an interlibrary borrowing request over the weekend, please use the UC Berkeley interlibrary request forms.
Research databases on the new ProQuest platform will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.
This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following (partial list):
Access to these databases on the legacy ProQuest and CSA Illumina platforms will not be affected. These legacy platforms will continue to be available until August 1, 2012.
Due to construction, the Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closed through July 27.