The Library’s collections are an indispensable resource for the Museum’s research, exhibit development and educational programs. The Library’s holdings include over 275,000 volumes of books and journals, along with significant special collections of archives, manuscripts, photo archives and original natural history illustrations. The strengths of the Library collections closely parallel the strengths of the Museum’s scientific collections in the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, paleontology and zoology. The collections emphasize biological systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, archaeology, ethnology and material culture.
There are several tools available to discover more about the Library's collections and other electronic content.
Catalog & Databases:
- WorldCat, Online Catalog - the online catalog contains bibliographic records for the books and journals in the Library's general and rare book collections as well as collections throughout the world.
- Journal TOCs - is the largest free collection of scholarly journals Tables of Contents (TOCs)
- Citation & Full-text Databases - a collection of both freely available and subscription based databases (please be aware that some titles are available to authorized users only)
Guides, Bibliographies & Brief Articles: