Join us for a Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March!

Help us enhance information in Wikipedia about women in natural history during our Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March in celebration of Women’s History Month! In collaboration with the Biodiversity Heritage Library and with support from Wikimedia DC, we’ll be hosting a Wikipedia Editing Workshop from 10am-2pm ET on 13 March 2019 to improve and create Wikipedia articles related to women in natural history. The workshop will be hosted in the National Museum of more »

New Natural & Physical Sciences Subject Guides

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 more »

Spring 2018 Internships

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the world’s largest museum library? Now is your chance! For Spring 2018, the Smithsonian Libraries will host internships in four diverse areas. Read below for more details and visit our Internship page for additional information and application instructions.     Modern and Contemporary Art, A to Z The Smithsonian Institution Libraries artists’ files are an exceptional resource for art historical research. The more »

Help advance scientific discovery with the National Museum of Natural History Library

Scientists, scholars, and curators at the Smithsonian and around the world consider the National Museum of Natural History Library to be indispensable and critical to their work. The Natural History Library and the Smithsonian Libraries at large provide an irreplaceable resource for researchers like me who need to access to original literature, in print, often from centuries ago, as well as digital versions, such as those online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Sometimes more »

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