Searching literature - things to know
- The main focus of literature included herein is on rotifer taxonomy, nomenclature, ecology, and biogeography. Contributions from other fields are usually only included if they also contain potentially verifiable (illustrated) rotifer records.
- The database contains almost every publication that includes newly established rotifer taxa. A short list of remaining bibliographic references that we could not yet obtain can be viewed here. Any help with locating these would be very much appreciated!
- If a work contains new rotifer descriptions, associated illustrations are presented under 'Original description(s)'. Illustrated documentations of other taxa are presented under 'Illustrated record(s)'. While this task is completed for all original descriptions (except for those few mentioned above), the latter is a work in progress. All images can be viewed if copyright conditions permit, but are otherwise flagged as 'copyrighted'. We will continue to contact publishers in order to obtain further permissions to display more of currently copyrighted material.
- Bibliographic references are given for all rotifer illustrations so far included in the RWC, regardless of whether or not these can also be viewed. Even if not directly accessible via the RWC, this should help the user to more easily track down this information by e.g. consulting the original publication.
- Most of the rotifer literature cited in the RWC has been digitized, and is now available in pdf-format. If in the public domain, or where we have been able to obtain permission to do so, it is offered for download directly from the reference page. A hyperlink will then appear in the 'PDF:'-field.
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