JSTOR Access

The San Diego Natural History Museum has a site license to access the online journal repository, JSTOR. You must connect to this link while in the Museum itself; there is no remote access.  

Painting of Psittacus ochrocephalus, from Chile, from The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, 1849-52.


The SDNHM Research Library contains a rich collection of historical texts and reports of early explorations and expeditions, documenting fascinating discoveries in biology, geology, geography, and paleontology, dating back to the 1700s. Many of the texts are encyclopedic in nature, describing in lengthy detail the new plants, fishes, birds, insects, reptiles and other wildlife encountered, as well as the indigenous peoples. Beautiful maps, illustrations, charts and even photographs enliven the pages.

The following annotated bibliographies of works in our library, with dates of publication from 1784 to as recent as 1948, are not meant to be exhaustive, but merely give an overview of the kind of resources available. For further titles on these topics, check our online catalog.

Finding Aids

Finding Aid for the Carroll DeWilton Scott Collection, 1909-1964