Zoological Record

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The Zoological Record, the world’s oldest continuing database about animal biology, is comprehensive in its coverage of systematic and taxonomic zoological literature.  It includes all aspects of zoology and animal sciences such as behavior, biodiversity, taxonomy, morphology and nomenclature.  Coverage of the literature beyond systematic zoology is selective.  Studies on modern humans are excluded (this information is part of the Medline or PubMed databases).  Experimental studies on laboratory or domestic species are also excluded unless they have extensive descriptions of systems, evolution, distribution or biology of the animals in the wild.


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User tools and features

The Zoological Record may be searched using the same platform as other databases in the Web of Science Core Collection.  By selecting All Databases instead of The Zoological Record, users may take advantage of integrated access to all of the Web of Science databases.  The tab, Databases, on the sidebar will record individual database results.  By clicking on “more options/values,” users can isolate the Zoological Record results and view them as a group. 

Dates covered


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Articles from over 5,000 journals from over 100 countries as well as books, reviews, conferences and other publications.

Type of coverage

Article citations with abstracts, descriptive categories, and taxonomic information.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Record of Zoological Literature (1864-1869) and The Zoological Record (1870-2016)

Producer/content provider

Clarivate Analytics

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Clarivate Analytics