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Books & Media
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Search for Books & DVDs in the SDZG Library Catalog
The following links open search result pages with a current list of library books, reports, proceedings, and DVDs for each topic.
Please note: the search links are seamless if you are working onsite or via VPN. SDZG team members working offsite without VPN may contact us for login information.
Disclaimer: This site is maintained by the SDZG Library for the use of San Diego Zoo Global staff and volunteers. Although we make every attempt to provide accurate information, some of the resources and links may become outdated. If you have suggestions for updates or additional resources, we welcome your feedback.
First place to visit?
SDZG's intranet portal, Insider Online.
This is the animal welfare information hub for SDZG team members. Click the links and sign in for access:
SDZG Research Guides
Guide to finding animal information online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding animal welfare, training, and enrichment information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding conservation information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding plant, plant conservation, and botanical garden information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding veterinary and biomedical information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Zoos & Aquariums
Guide to zoo & aquarium information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library; natural history museum links
Good Places to Start
Animal Welfare by
Call Number: QL85 .A66 2011 MAIN
Publication Date: 2011
Providing a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo, this fully updated textbook covers ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease and social conditions, welfare issues and problems, their assessment, and solutions. --Publisher.
Enriching Animal Lives by
Call Number: QL74 .M375 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Enriching Animal Lives is chock full of recipes for enriching lives of a wide range of animals along with a generous sprinkling of personal experiences. This book will be of interest to those working in zoos, aquariums, wild animal parks, and animal rehabilitation facilities. It will also be of interest to all animal lovers, especially those with companion animals and scientists conducting research with captive animals. --Publisher.
Observing Animal Behaviour by
Call Number: eBook [onsite access]
Publication Date: 2007
This book introduces the reader to the power of observation before, and sometimes instead of, experimental manipulation in the study of animal behaviour. It starts with simple and easily accessible methods suitable for student projects, before going on to demonstrate the possibilities that nowexist for far more sophisticated analyses of observational data. --Publisher
Zoo Animals : Behaviour, Management and Welfare by
Call Number: QL74 .H67 2013 MAIN
Publication Date: 2013
Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. --Publisher.
Zoo Animal Welfare by
Call Number: QL74 .M37 2013 MAIN
Publication Date: 2013
Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. The authors' academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. --Publisher.
Zoo Ethics by
Call Number: QL76 .G73 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges faced by people who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums, or sanctuaries. Jenny Gray asserts the value of animal life and assesses the impacts of modern zoos, including the costs to animals in terms of welfare and the loss of liberty. Gray describes the positive welfare and health outcomes of many animals held in zoos, the increased attention and protection for their species in the wild, and the enjoyment and education of the people who visit zoos. --Publisher.
SDZG Library Links
Home page, San Diego Zoo Global Library
SDZG Library's online public-access catalog - SDZG team members may request books for delivery via interoffice mail
Journals available to team members through the SDZG Library - search contents, view library holdings, access full text
Article databases available through the SDZG Library; journal information
Portal to the SDZG Library's detailed, fully referenced animal fact sheets
Priority Species Information
Custom literature searches and fact sheets for current priority species — for SDZG team members, onsite access only
SDZG Research Publications
Peer reviewed and scientific works by San Diego Zoo Global staff.
Portal to the SDZG Library's research guides: Animals, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Plants, Reference, Veterinary Medicine, Zoos & Aquariums
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