(includes Biology, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Comparative Biochemistry, Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, and Plant and Microbial Biology)
Norma Kobzina (Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Biology, Integrative Biology, Plant and Microbial Biology)
Elliott Smith (Comparative Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience)
Scope of Collection
Academic Units and/or Departments served: Integrative Biology (Botany, Zoology, Systematics, Paleontology, Physiology, Ecology) Molecular and Cell Biology (Neurobiology, Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry). We also purchase materials that support the basic biological sciences for the Plant and Microbial Biology department in the College of Natural Resources. The Natural Resources selector purchases the applied biology materials used by this group.
The Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library is the premier life science collection west of the Mississippi, especially concerning 19th and early 20th century materials in all areas. We have a particularly strong journal collection until the late 20th century.
The Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library has a rare book collection of over 8,000 volumes. An additional 1,400 volumes are stored at NRLF. Approximately 4,000 relate to the life science of the collection. These include books and journals in paleontology, natural history, botany, zoology and anatomy and physiology. Highlights include the most complete Darwin collection anywhere in the world (over 600 volumes) and one of the few complete collections of Linne (also duplicated in Bancroft).
Primary Languages and Formats
Most materials are in English, but we collect in any language for botany and zoology flora, fauna and systematics. Historically this is a strong print based collection. Reference bibliographic databases are currently online only. Commercial journals are now primarily online, although we still receive 3200 serials in print. Most monographs are still purchased in print. We have selected online monographic collections. Microfiche and microfilm collections are primarily pieces of replacement serials that could only be obtained in that manner and government documents.
Chemistry (biological chemistry) and HSIS/Optometry (basic medical sciences). We have subject affinities with Engineering (bioengineering and civil engineering), Anthropology (primate biology), Earth Sciences (paleontology, climate biology), Doe/Main (history of biology, science), Public Health (viral biology, toxicology, bioethics) and Education-Psychology (brain, animal behavior).
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see Bioscience and Natural Resources Library.