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Ornithology - Selected Library Resources: Home

This guide identifies reference works, other library resources, key classic books and major Internet sites for studies on birds.


Welcome to the Ornithology Subject Guide. In this guide, you'll find:

  • Links to major databases for identifying journal literature on birds
  • Links to selected Internet sites on birds
  • Links to key journals held in the Yale libraries or the Ornithology Library
  • Links to resources for finding bird species characteristics such as distribution maps or vocalizations

Ornithology Library


Hours: Tuesdays 4-7 pm

and Fridays 4-7 pm

Non-circulating collection

203 436 4892

Staff: Jorge de Leon

Location: 1st floor Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center

21 Sachem St.

New Haven, CT

Managing Your Literature Citations


Free accounts for EndNote Online and RefWorks can be created at the citation management LibGuide. It is at

citationmanagement. EndNote desktop can be downloaded for Yale affiliates

at .

Purchase Request

To submit a collections purchase request to the library click here: Purchase Request. A library selector will be in touch with you.

Databases, Indexes, or Bibliographies

Librarian for Life Sciences

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
Concourse Level
Kline Biology Tower

Local Resources for Ornithology



Kristof Zyskowski, Collections Manager, Vertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of Natural History

Professor Rick Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Curator, Vertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

New Haven Bird Club

Blog of bird sightings at Yale's West Campus