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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Literature Search Service

Visit library.fws.gov/litsearch

The FWS Literature Search Service includes Intranet access from your office via the NCTC Conservation Library to searchable databases and full text journal articles for application to science-based management decisions throughout the Service. Access to more than 1,000 peer-reviewed electronic journals is available through an e-journal portal list and directly from your search results.

Service-wide access to the following databases include: Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Biological Sciences Collection, Zoological Record Plus, GeoRef, Agricola, Plant Science, Conference Papers Abstracts, ERIC, MEDLINE, TOXLINE, Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide, Fish and Fisheries Worldwide, HeinOnline, OCLC’s WorldCat and FirstSearch, Academic Search Premier, National Technical Reports Library (NTIS), Dissertations and Theses, Environmental Impact Statements database (FullText), and Historic MapWorks. Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides Birds of North America Online for easy access.

RefWorks, a bibliographic management tool used to organize references from one’s search results, is also available through
this service. Opportunities to register for an alert service from many of the databases for weekly emails on specified topics keep you current and up-to-date on the latest research in your area of expertise.

The NCTC Conservation Library provides a document delivery service for those hard to find journal articles and other texts not available in electronic format.

If there are any questions about this outstanding resource, please contact the NCTC Conservation Library at <library.fws.gov> or call 304/876-7399 or 304/876-7304.

FWS Scientific Journals

Beginning in 2010, the Service launched two peer-reviewed publications that focus on the practical application and integration of science to wildlife conservation and management—the brand new Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management (JFWM) and the revitalized North American Fauna (NAF) monograph series (last published in 1991). Both are available at <www.fwspubs.org>. We welcome submissions to both journals from all scientists—Service or otherwise. These journals are in the public domain and completely electronic, from submission to review and online publication. There are no page charges for authors publishing in these journals. Access is unlimited and free of charge for anyone with internet access; paper copies are not distributed by the Service.

Papers published in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management (JFWM) and North American Fauna are subject to rigorous peer review, and must achieve the same fundamental level of scientific rigor as those published in other peer reviewed journals. Studies must be vigorous, well presented, properly designed, statistically sound, and conclusions must logically follow from the data and analyses presented. However, these publications stand out from the traditional peer reviewed literature in that they do not require manuscripts to appeal to a broad audience, be perceived as being novel, or be expected to necessarily attain a high scientific impact factor. Go to <www.fws.gov/science/publicationsys.html> for more information. To register as an author or peer-reviewer go to our manuscript tracking system for JFWM: <jfwm.allentrack.net> or for NAF: <naf.allentrack.net>

Other inquiries: <scipublishing@fws.gov> or Anne Post, Staff Administrator, at <anne_post@fws.gov>.

Last updated: July 23, 2013
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