Primate conservation

  • Find all our books and electronic books using LibrarySearch (the search box on the Library homepage).  Search and then select Book from the Search tools menu on the left.  You can further limit your search to eBook if you only want electronic books.  More information about our electronic books can be found on the Finding e-books webpage.

    Video guide to using LibrarySearch to find books

    Finding a book when you know the author/title

    Finding a book on a topic

    Use the shelfmarks below to find where books on particular aspects of Primate Conservation are kept in the Library

    Animals - farming, zoos  636 
    Ecology, biodiversity  577-578 
    Environment, conservation  333.7 
    Evolution  576.8 
    Genetics  572.8, 576.5 
    General biology, research methods and techniques  570 
    General zoology  590 
    Human ecology, population, migration  304 
    Primates  599.8 
    Wildlife conservation  639.9 
    Writing scientific papers, reports and dissertations  808.0665 


    You can use LibrarySearch to find journal articles: type in your topic and then use the search tools menu to limit the format to article.  Guide to finding journal articles on a topic using LibrarySearch.


    When you want to find more specialised and specific journal articles, you may want to try using a database.   Searching a database will help you find journal articles (and sometimes books, book chapters, reports and other published materials) that are scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed, and suitable for your assignments and research.

    Key databases for Primate Conservation 

    PrimateLit - covers the literature on nonhuman primates published between 1940 to 2010; includes links to journal articles and references to books, technical reports, dissertations, and book chapters.

    Web of science - a multidisciplinary database that is particularly useful for primate conservation and related subjects (guide to searching Web of Science). The default settings search the Web of Science Core Collection; select All Databases to include BIOSIS Citation Index (a large life sciences database). Web of Science includes links to online journal articles. 

    Other useful databases

    Academic Search Complete - a multi-disciplinary database which includes primate conservation journals.  
    Box of Broadcasts (BoB) This service gives you access to thousands of TV programmes, including documentaries on primates and conservation issues.  It allows you to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. On the database choose Archive to search for programmes. You can also search for playlists and create your own. 
    Google Scholar
     contains bibliographic records and sometimes links to an external website where you may, or may not, be able to get the full text of the information source through Oxford Brookes University Library subscriptions. Google Scholar does not have the advanced features of some bibliographic databases (like Web of Knowledge) but you may use the Advanced Scholar Search to restrict your results to the information sources that are most relevant to your topic.  Guide: How to use Google Scholar - includes how to set up Google Scholar to link more effectively to Oxford Brookes University Library subscriptions. 
    International bibliography of the social sciences - includes bibliographical references and abstracts (from journals) covering aspects of primate conservation. 
    JSTOR - an archive of full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals including zoology, ecology and environmental science. JSTOR does not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old but is useful for older journal articles. 
    ZETOC - British Library's electronic table of contents. Covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in variety of subject areas.

    News sources - links to a number of online news databases. 


    Bodleian library - information about accessing the Bodleian and a link to their catalogue.

    Interlibrary loans - how to request items not held at Brookes

    Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of resources using Harvard and other referencing styles. It also gives guidance on how to avoid plagiarism.

    Citing references in your work and plagiarism

    Library printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system ( Word or PDF)

    EndNote: reference management software for assisting with studying, research and creating bibliographies

    Teach yourself: library guides, 'how to' videos and literature searching

    Library guide on Evaluating web sources ( Word or PDF)

    Primatology sites

    Catalogues of other libraries

    • Bodleian Library - access to the University of Oxford's online catalogue
    • British Library - access to the online catalogue of the British Library
    • COPAC - access to the union catalogue of the Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles