Virtual Resources

Make your own discoveries in the Gottesman Research Library and Museum Archives wherever you are on the globe.

We’ve assembled the following list of resources that will allow American Museum of Natural History enthusiasts and researchers alike to lead virtual expeditions into our history, collections and research. The Gottesman Research Library's staff are constantly enriching our online holdings with additional digitized content, so check back often for new resources.

Discover digital collections from the Gottesman Research Library and the Museum Archives, including: photographs, manuscripts, films, rare book plates, and more.

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Archival photograph of a person in a wide brim hat looking through a pair of binoculars.
Science Publications, Science Archives, and Popular Publications

Search Scientific Publications, Annual Reports, lectures, field books, supplemental data, and more.

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Explore AMNH People, Expeditions, and Exhibitions

Created by Museum archivists, these illuminating descriptions of Museum expeditions, exhibitions, departments, and people are based solely on resources published by the American Museum of Natural History and serve as connecting points to resources throughout the Museum Archives. These records link to each other and to associated records throughout the Gottesman Research Library's databases, creating a rich web of relationships that provide the structure and context for the archives. This is a growing knowledge repository that is being refined and enriched over time.

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Graphic of molecular stick and ball model connecting to circular images of Alaska Brown Bear, a person in profile, and a group of people in a tent.
Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Gottesman Research Library is a founding member and regular contributor to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) global consortium of natural history, botanical, research, and national libraries. BHL improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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Logo for the Biodiversity Heritage Library with text BHL, illustrations of a bird, leopard, flower, and butterfly and silhouettes of flowers and bats.
Darwin Manuscripts Project

Formerly based in the Gottesman Research Library, The Darwin Manuscripts Project (DMP) is the world's first large collection of transcribed images of Darwin's manuscripts and notes. The DMP gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Cambridge University Library, Down House—Darwin’s former home—and the other public and private collections that hold the original documents.

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Handwritten page from Charles Darwins' draft of The Origin of Species.