Explore Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Did you know that female falcons are larger than males? Or that polar bears can outrun caribou on the Arctic tundra? Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is an authoritative source of fascinating details about all kinds of animals, including birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals, etc. Organized by taxonomic hierarchy, the online source is readily searched by keyword or browsed. Each entry covers scientific and common name, physical characteristics, reproductive biology, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, and much more. Color photographs and charts complete the descriptive pictures.

While you’re browsing Grzimek’s, keep an eye on the Libraries’ nesting peregrine falcons. Enjoy!

New Science E-Reference Titles

The following science reference e-books are now available through the UMass Amherst library catalog and UMA WorldCat:

  • Comprehensive Nano Science & Technology
  • Comprehensive Natural Products II
  • Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
  • Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology

Contact a reference librarian with any questions you may have about using these resources.

Encyclopedia of Animal Science Added

The Libraries have purchased the online version of Encyclopedia of Animal Science. Covering topics related to biology, production and the use of animals and their products, the nearly 300 entries in this database can be browsed by title, contributor or date, or you can do a full-text search.

For assistance using this resource, contact Naka Ishii, Veterinary & Animal Sciences liaison librarian, at 413-545-1656.