Services and Instruction
The Adelson Library provides services to Cornell University faculty, staff, and students consistent with those provided by the larger Cornell University Libraries, but on a much smaller scale, with a personal touch.
Hasten your search with a prepared bibliography. Request specialized individual instruction using a database or a software program in the privacy of your office. Request classroom or group instruction as you begin your project. Formal workshops are tailored to the needs of the Lab of Ornithology staff. Researchers at a distance who are not affiliated with Cornell will benefit from Free Online Resources.
Lab members are encouraged to use the library and help develop services suited to their research needs. Visiting students, researchers and birders are always welcome.
The Adelson Library also offers some services to children and their families. A reading program for children ages 4 to 10 is offered every third Thursday during the academic semesters. A collection of children’s books is available at child-eye level for browsing by junior birders.
Peer Reviewed Journals in Ornithology
Created for the research team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cornell University community, user must have a NetID or access from a Cornell University public computer.
Free Online Resources
Provided for the general public; links to ornithology databases, journals and other bird related resources, as well as links to general reference databases.
Find here lists of the books, journal articles or web sites of a particular author, place, or of those dealing with a particular theme in ornithology.
Living Bird Index
This index to Living Bird Annual 1963 to 1981, a publication of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a work in progress.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Newsletter 1956-1979
This index to the Newsletter, a publication of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a work in progress.
Available in the Cornell University Library system.
Every Third Thursday during the Cornell Fall and Spring semesters a children's book will be read.