We have exciting news to share: the Smithsonian Libraries has launched new subject guides to support general research in the natural and physical sciences. These web guides include Natural History, Vertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Paleontology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geosciences, and even a bonus guide outlining maps resources Maps. We also have updated our guides for the National Zoo, Tropical Research, the Chesapeake Bay, Botany & Horticulture and Anthropology.
In each of these guides you will find carefully-selected resources for each subject from the Smithsonian Institution and from other authoritative sources from across the web. The content in the new subject guides was chosen to support research for middle and high school students and teachers, as well as for those who have a general interest in the topic. You can find more specific research resources may be available through OneSearch on our Research Tools website.
The guides include links to subject databases, image collections, interactive websites, experts, and more. For example, the new Geosciences includes links to the Global Volcanism and Antarctic Meteorite Programs from the Smithsonian, as well as the interactive Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes and the NASA Meteorite Landings Visualization website.
Of course, if you have a question and you do not find the resource you need in order to answer it in the guide you can always reach out to us through the Smithsonian Libraries’ Ask a Librarian.
These subject guides were developed with the support of summer intern Samuel Hansen. Samuel is a Library Science graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s iSchool. Watch Samuel’s video introducing the new guides: