A database that facilitates collection, archiving and retrieval of key information from literature relating to bat species is proposed. Its basic uses are as (1) a portal to finding species-specific information, not just for bat species mentioned in the title or abstract of a resource, but anywhere within its body, (2) a basis for statistical analysis of how much literature exists on each species or group of species sharing common characteristics and (3) a quick reference showing key information. Presently, fields exist on the "signal type" used, "diet", "hunting method and characteristics", "global distribution" and "common name". By linking the "signal type" with the other fields, it is hoped that patterns across species will be easier to spot. Taxonomical information is also shown but this is dependant on the taxonomy being used by the database and can easily be changed.