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June 2018

Priority Species Literature Search : New Search Tool!
Book of the Month : The Birds at My Table
New Books
What Are We Reading at SDZG?
What Are We Writing at SDZG?

Priority Species Literature Search : A New Search Tool!

Priority Species Search guide screenshot

Welcome to Priority Species Literature Search, a new online guide. Try the easy, one-click peer-reviewed literature searches for each of SDZG's 2018 priority species. And explore the Library's detailed, fully referenced animal fact sheets.

The customized searches use the Library's Search Everything! tool to scan a range of literature indexes and databases and return a current set of results. Options and filters let you refine your results. Download PDFs or request them from the Library.

Priority Species Search results example

A link to Priority Species Literature Search is on the SDZG Library's home page, in the right navigation panel. Access to the guide is restricted to SDZG team members working onsite, or offsite with VPN.

Do You Use Zotero? Survey Results

Zotero is used by 28% of our 23 survey respondents.  We are glad to know a total of 78% of respondents are using a tool to collect, organize, cite, and share research!  In fact, some team members are using more than one tool.

Thanks to all who participated in our survey. This information will help us plan future services.  Please email to request a summary of survey results.

Book of the Month

The Birds at My Table (book cover)

The Birds at My Table
Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters


By Darryl Jones (2018)

Jones takes us on a wild flight through the history of bird feeding. He pinpoints the highs and lows of the practice. And he ponders this odd but seriously popular form of interaction between humans and wild animals. ... We know very little about the impact of feeding birds despite millions of people doing it every day. Unerringly, Jones digs at the deeper issues and questions, and he raises our awareness of the things we don't yet know and why we really should. — Publisher.

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New Books

Befort, Oana, and Maggie Reinbold. 2018. Drawing wild animals : essential techniques and fascinating facts for the curious artist. NC780 .B34 2018 MAIN

Cooke, Lucy. 2018. The truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife. QL50 .C66 2018 MAIN

Diggs, George M., and Barney L. Lipscomb. 2014. The ferns and Lycophytes of Texas. QK525.5 .T5 D54 2014 MAIN

Goodman, Andy. 2015. Storytelling as best practice : how stories strengthen your organization, engage your audience, and advance your mission. HD30.3 .G66 2015

Herzfeld, Chris. 2017. The great apes : a short history. QL737 .P96 H47 2017 MAIN

Kitalong, Ann Hillmann. 2017. Orchids of Palau : a field guide. ZOO HORT

Lencioni, Patrick. 2002. The five dysfunctions of a team : a leadership fable. HD66 .L46 2002 MAIN

Lencioni, Patrick. 2005. Overcoming the five dysfunctions of a team : a field guide for leaders, managers, and facilitators. HD66 .L462 2005 MAIN

Schwitzer, Christoph, et al. (eds.) 2017. Primates in peril : the world's 25 most endangered primates, 2016-2018. QL737 .P9 P7563 2017

Smit, Tim. 2016. Eden. QH72 .B75 S65 2016 MAIN

What Are We Reading at SDZG?

Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into books our colleagues are reading at the Zoo, Park, and Institute. 

recent returns at the SDZG Library

What Are We Writing at SDZG?

Here is a sample of recent SDZG staff publications. Do you have titles you'd like to add? Please send us your citations for the next newsletter!

Brandt JR, Van Coeverden de Groot PJ, Witt KE, Engelbrektsson PK, Helgen KM, Malhi RS, Ryder OA, Roca AL. Genetic structure and diversity Among historic and modern populations of the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). J Hered. doi:10.1093/jhered/esy019.

Hennessy SM, Marczak SA, Nordstrom LA, Swaisgood RR. 2018. Reconsidering habitat associations in the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Conservation. 14:e00397. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00397.

Ley AC, Herzog P, Lachmuth S, Abwe AE, Christian MF, Sesink Clee PR, Abwe EE, Morgan BJ, Gonder MK. 2018. Phenotypic variability along a climatic gradient in a perennial afrotropical rainforest understorey herb. Basic and Applied Ecology. 28:60–75. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.02.010.

Roberts BM, Brown JL, Kersey DC, Snyder RJ, Durrant BS, Kouba AJ. 2018. Use of urinary 13,14, dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandin F2α (PGFM) concentrations to diagnose pregnancy and predict parturition in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanolecua). PLOS ONE. 13:e0195599. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0195599.

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