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Primatology: Websites

General Sites

Primate Info Net
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/
This excellent site is maintained by the Wisconsin Primate Research Center (WPRC) Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, although not all of its features appear to be updated. The PrimateLit database is only one of its many useful features. Others include

Fact Sheets (about nonhuman primates, organized by genus)
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/
Primate Taxonomy
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/aboutp/taxonomy/
Behavior and Ecology
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/aboutp/behavior/index.html
Primate News and Publications
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/news/
Primate Journals & Newsletters
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/news/journals/journals.php
Audiovisual/Multimedia Resources
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/av/
 
 
ADW: Animal Diversity Web: Primates (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)
http://animaldiversity.org/site/accounts/information/Primates.html
 
 
Primates: The Taxonomy and General Characteristics of Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans – Tutorials (Dr. Dennis O’Neil, Palomar College)
http://anthro.palomar.edu/primate/
 
Primatology.net (blog)
https://primatology.net/

Professional Organizations

There are many conservation, educational, and research organizations with interests in and/or foci on primates. Follow links embedded in these selected websites for additional information.

American Anthropological Association
http://www.americananthro.org/
 
Colobus Conservation
http://www.colobusconservation.org/
 
http://www.conservation.org/
 
The Dian Fossey Gorrilla Fund International
https://www.gorillafund.org/

Gibbon Network
http://www.gibbons.de/main2/index.html
http://www.gibbons.de/main/index.html
http://www.koko.org/index.php

Great Apes Survival Project (United Nations Environment Programme)
http://www.un-grasp.org/

International Primatological Society
http://www.internationalprimatologicalsociety.org/

The Jane Goodall Institute
http://www.janegoodall.org/
http://www.chimpanzoo.org/

The Leakey Foundation
https://www.leakeyfoundation.org/

Lemur Center (Duke University)
http://lemur.duke.edu/
 
http://maderasrfc.org/
Home of the La Suerte (Costa Rica) and Ometepe (Nicaragua) Biological Field Stations

https://nprcresearch.org/primate/

http://www.cnprc.ucdavis.edu/

New England National Primate Research Center (Harvard Medical School)
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/NEPRC/

Oregon National Primate Research Center (Oregon Health & Science Univ)
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/onprc//

Southwest National Primate Research Center (Texas Biomedical Research Institute)
http://snprc.org/
http://www2.tulane.edu/tnprc/
http://depts.washington.edu/uwhsa/units/washington-national-primate-research-center/

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (Univ of Wisconsin-Madison)
http://www.primate.wisc.edu/
http://www.yerkes.emory.edu/

The Nature Conservancy
https://www.nature.org/

The Orangutan Conservancy
http://www.orangutan.com/
 
http://www.primate-sg.org/
 
St. Louis Zoo (St. Louis, MO)
https://www.stlzoo.org/
 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/
http://wwf.panda.org/

Media

Photographs, videos, and audio clips of primates may be found on many general and organizational websites.  Some selected sites:
  
PrimateImages: Natural History Collection (Univ of Wisconsin Digital Collections)
https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/primate/pclnathist/
 
Primate Vocalizations (Primate Info Net)
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/av/vocals/

Evaluating Web Sites

Search engines like Google find Web sites of all levels of quality.

These Web sites were chosen by your librarian based on the following criteria. Keep these things in mind when deciding if a Web page is reliable and appropriate for your research.

  • credible authorship
  • objectivity
  • accuracy
  • recent updates
  • educational purpose

Always check with your instructor to find out if you can use free (non-Library) Web sites for your assignments. And if looking for journal articles, library databases are the most efficient tool for searching. See the Find Articles tab.