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Invertebrate Zoology Department

Research Collections


The Department maintains a collection of reprints and books on a variety of invertebrates.  The araneae library is a major resource, both for departmental researchers and the araneological community. The library currently consists of over 10,000 reprints and books, ranging from the 1800's to the present, and includes many papers published in generally unavailable foreign journals.

The library includes almost complete holdings of the works of major American arachnologists, including Banks, Bryant, Chamberlin, Chickering, Emerton, Hentz and The Peckhams, as well as large holdings of Simon, O.P.- Cambridge, and F.O.P.-Cambridge. Current arachnology is also represented. The entire araneae library is catalogued and continuously updated.

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Bibliographic Search Tool

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This search engine supports boolean "AND" (all caps). For example, a search on "Araneus AND Levi" will return all publications with both Levi and Araneus in author, year, title or reference field.