Navigation Links
U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides
Date:1/29/2008

tle, author, date and place of publication, a description of the book, often the ISBN number and approximate cost, plus the region the book focuses on. The site offers more than 5,000 records to date.

The field guides are classified by type of organism and region covered. Eighteen categories are represented: from animals and edible plants, to flora and fauna, and miscellaneous the latter category a most amusing read. Each field guide is described with the type of illustrations, the presence of keys important for identifying difficult groups, and range maps and other useful details that help users decide which field guide to use.

Still, the site has one limitation, Schmidt said: You cant link to the actual book either at a library or a bookstore.

Thats an upgrade that Id really like to make, she said.

Schmidt believes that amateurs and researchers will find the database useful.

I can imagine a range of scenarios, she said. An enthusiastic birder wants to find out what bird field guides are available for Bali, where shes going for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Or, an ornithologist who knows all about the birds of Guatemala might be looking for a comprehensive guide to the birds of Venezuela, since many of them are different. Or, an Illinois high school student wants a guide to the mammals he sees outside his back door.

What were Schmidts criteria for inclusion in the database?

The basic criterion is that they must be guides to the identification of plants, animals or other mostly natural objects. And they must be designed to be taken out into the field, so they need to be small and portable.

Aside from that, I try to discover field guides for all groups of organisms and all regions of the world, and in any language. The emphasis is on books that are still in print, but Ill include older books, too. While its impossible to include each and every field guide from around the world, thats my ultimate
'/>"/>

Contact: Andrea Lynn
andreal@uiuc.edu
217-333-2177
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. University of Chicago launches research program in catastrophic deformation
2. Springer launches Tropical Plant Biology
3. NXG Strategies Launches Nations First Website Dedicated to Red Flag Compliance
4. Elsevier launches new journal: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
5. NIH launches Human Microbiome Project
6. Forest Service launches Web-based forest threats viewing tool
7. EMD Serono launches easypod, new electronic growth hormone injection device
8. SLIM Search Launches Academic Pricing Program
9. UW launches cutting-edge DNA fin-printing project for salmon
10. Arizona State University launches biofuel initiative with BP and Science Foundation Arizona
11. BioMed Central launches Biology Image Library
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides
(Date:7/29/2014)... the leading personal genetics company, has received from ... totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support ... research engine for genetic discovery. , Specifically, ... Refinement of web-based surveys to improve the ... Enhanced infrastructure of survey tools to support the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... it affects 1 in 100,000 people characterized by a ... cause remains unknown, a new study by a team of ... in Germany and other European institutions confirms for the first ... on 6 July in Nature Genetics , is an ... swallow, a sphincter in the lower esophagus opens, allowing food ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil ... the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was made by a ... State University. A paper describing this work and additional impacts ... will be published during the last week of July 2014 ... of the National Academy of Sciences . , "The footprint ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe scientists receive approximately $1.4 million in funding from National Institutes of Health 223andMe scientists receive approximately $1.4 million in funding from National Institutes of Health 3Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all 2Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted 2
... hit Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay during the summer of ... literally suffocates sea life. While some evidence of this ... Brown University ecologists went underwater and discovered a massive ... reefs located in the central bay, researchers found one ...
... environmental problem, especially on the Indian subcontinent. Researchers at ... genetic techniques to create "arsenic-eating" plants that could be ... however. The arsenic sequestered from soil remained largely in ... harvest for safe disposal. Now, the research team, led ...
... and breast cancers are leading causes of cancer death ... In a new scientific study, researchers present astonishing new ... the capacity to contribute to the process of early ... be published in the March 2006 issue of the ...
Cached Biology News:'Dead zone' summer killed billions of ocean state mussels 2Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy 2Can dogs smell cancer? 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014   Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... provides innovative genetic analysis solutions, and Mayo Medical ... services in the United States , ... patents and applications. "We have great appreciation ... care, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... separated from its properties? On July 29, the prestigious ... the first Cheshire Cat experiment, separating a neutron from ... CA, and Vienna University of Technology. , Chesire Cat"Well! ... Alice in Wonderland, "but a grin without a cat! ... my life!" Alice,s surprise stems from her experience that ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... team of researchers has created a new way ... textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon ... including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or ... direction. , "We have demonstrated that mechanical forces ... complex three-dimensional microstructures, and that we can independently ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on ... the "Company") (NASDAQ: IPXL).  Such investors are advised to ... or 888-476-6529, ext. 237. The investigation ... directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the ... July 29, 2014, Impax Laboratories, Inc. (the "Company") issued ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 2Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 3Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 4The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 2The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 3The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 4A new way to make microstructured surfaces 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Impax Laboratories, Inc. - IPXL 2
... 28 PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ), a ... announced the appointment of Mitchel Sayare , Ph.D. to PharmAthene,s ... , , , ... most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ImmunoGen, ...
... and BRANFORD, Conn. , April 28 Goodwin Biotechnology ... clinical cell line development services company, jointly announced today their collaborative ... one stop shop services. , ... The collaboration will enhance and strengthen the clinical development ...
... ... Inc. has joined forces with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), ... participation in science and technology, as a Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition ... (PRWEB) ...
Cached Biology Technology:PharmAthene Appoints Mitchel Sayare, Ph.D. to the Company's Board of Directors 2PharmAthene Appoints Mitchel Sayare, Ph.D. to the Company's Board of Directors 3Goodwin Biotechnology Inc. and Hyprocell LLC Announce Collaboration 2Goodwin Biotechnology Inc. and Hyprocell LLC Announce Collaboration 3Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inspires Next Generation of Innovators as Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition 2Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inspires Next Generation of Innovators as Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition 3Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inspires Next Generation of Innovators as Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition 4
...
Rat Epidermal Keratinocytes (REK) (>500,000 cells)...
... Pro-OpioMelanoCortin (POMC) has long been ... prime precursor to a multiplicity of ... (-LPH), -endorphin, Alpha-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (a-MSH) ... very well-conserved molecule, being found in ...
Recognizes the ~115 kDa NMDA receptor NR1 subunit in rat cortex tissue extracts....
Biology Products: