YIS Library Catalog
Search the catalog to see if we have a book on your specific animal. Remember to use broad and narrow search terms. If nothing shows up for "crane" try "birds". There may be a book about birds that has a section on your specific crane.
Encyclopeadia Britannica is a great research for broad background information on a topic. Make this one of your initial resources to search, and then return to it later for general information on your kind of animal if you can't detailed information about your specific animal.
Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. EOL is trying to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.
The Science Research serach engine can help you find science specific results. Remember to search with keywords or short phrases, not full questions or sentences.
Also, be careful to identify which resources you can read, as some may be high level univeristy texts. Take the time; it's worth it!
DK Find Out
From their website:
With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, we are creating an awe-inspiring record of life on Earth. Freely accessible to everyone and preserved for the benefit of future generations, Arkive is a truly invaluable resource for conservation, education and public awareness.