This guide is intended for students studying zoology at the University of Oxford, although new researchers joining the Department of Zoology may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for zoology, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases and archives.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bodleian Libraries has amended its library services and opening hours. While our physical services are carefully re-opening to ensure the necessary safeguards are met for readers and staff, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services.
Please find updates on the RSL Services - Click and Collect, Booking a study space, and digital collections here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/coronavirus-service-updates
Subject Librarians and library enquiries are still available. If you have questions or require 1 to 1 support with using library services, please E-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Radcliffe Science Library holds the majority of the University's collections for Zoology. Here you will find -
The Radcliffe Science Library website has details of opening hours, location and staff. From 23rd December 2019 the Radcliffe Science Library building will close for refurbishment for approximately 18 months. Library services for science will be relocated to a temporary home at the Vere Harmsworth Library. More information is available here - https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/rsl-refurbishment
The Alexander Library holds the University's ornithological collections, including -
The Alexander Library collections are now kept off-site. For further information please vist the Alexander Library LibGuide.
Other libraries in Oxford and further afield also hold information of interest to biologists -
Oxford University Museum of Natural History - The Hope Library contains a specialist entomology collection.
Natural History Museum, London - Extensive library collections in many branches of Zoology.
British Library - Extensive collections in all branches of science and medicine.
If you have questions about the collections in zoology or ornithology, please contact the appropriate librarian for further information.
Zoology archive and collections
Alexander library and ornithology collections
Sophie Wilcox (email@example.com)