Welcome to the WCS Library & Archives public website. We hope you’ll find some useful information here.
From the WCS Library, you’ll find access to our Resource Guides, which cover several important zoo and conservation related topics. We attempt to update these as needed. Please remember that these are merely suggestions on where to find information and we do not endorse any particular resource.
You’ll also find our Scientific Publications including information on the many articles, books, reports, and data WCS staff has produced. We’ve included 5 years of our staff bibliographies. You may need to subscribe to the journal title to access the fulltext of individual articles. You’ll also find our Publications Database which includes a deeper history of staff publications, and provides both basic and advanced search options.
From the WCS Archives, you’ll find access to our Special Collections, with links to digitized historical collections such as postcards, scrapbooks, annual reports and Zoologica. For researchers, there are links to our growing collection of finding aids and information on how to arrange a visit to the Archives. We’ve also included a short history of WCS with suggested links to other resources on our history.
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