The database which underpins this web site was developed from the Documents table of the database Recorder. This table was used by many individuals and groups within the biological recording community in Northern Ireland, principally to list those references (sources) containing records for their geographical area of interest or taxa. A merged copy of these datasets is held at the Ulster Museum by the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR).

The CEDaR literature database was augmented by CEDaR staff to include a complete listing of references from selected journals published in the island of Ireland. As such, it makes no claim to be fully comprehensive for published environmental (biological or geological) or other literature for Ireland. The scope of the listing is given below.

CEDaR would welcome any offers from any individual or organisation willing to freely allow their own Irish Environmental Literature listings to be incorporated into this web site. All such contributions will be fully acknowledged. CEDaR would also welcome any corrections to the literature database.


Current Contents

25,485 entries

All references from the following journals:

Irish Naturalist (1892-1924)
Irish Naturalists' Journal (1925 to date)
Proceedings of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club (1866 to date)
Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society (1976 to date)

Taxa: a reasonably comprehensive listing of references for

fungi in Northern Ireland
the flora of Fermanagh
Lepidoptera for Northern Ireland
non-marine Mollusca of Ireland
Odonata of Ireland
Carabidae (ground beetles) of Ireland

Miscellaneous: general entomology for Ireland
geology references for Northern Ireland
marine literature for Ireland

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