Libraries which acquire and maintain collections of primary and derivative materials of interest to academic and independent researchers and which are organized to provide resources and facilities in support of their work. Included in the these collections may be any assortment of books, manuscripts, maps, screen plays, musical scores, microfiche records, audio and video tapes, and digital recordings covering all areas of scholarly inquiry.
An international research collection related to the history of architecture, its theory, practice and published records from the fifteenth century to the present, all of which can be accessed electronically. Particular emphasis has been placed on resources from Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, but material from other areas of the world are also included. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University, established in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Defense. Collection includes primary and secondary materials dealing with issues of development, management, and analysis in software engineering.
Research library and museum with important collections in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and landscape architecture. Includes online catalog, collection overviews, general information for visitors, and lists of conferences and publications, some of which are free to download.
Maintains one of the finest collections of Egyptian art in the world, as well as collections of classical and middle eastern art, art of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, decorative arts and textiles. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Official depository of the United Kingdom and one the largest research institutions in the world. Maintains collections of primary and secondary resource materials dealing with most areas of intellectual inquiry. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
An independent research library with collections documenting the history and background of American culture from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. Holdings include approximately 500,000 volumes in a wide variety of formats, 75,000 graphics, 160,000 manuscripts, and a small collection of early American art and artifacts. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Located in London, England. Founded in 1896, it is now part of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Collections consist of approximately one million bound volumes and 28,000 journals dealing with all areas of the social sciences. Areas of particular of emphasis include economics; international, political, economic and social history; international law; social policy and public administration; sociology; and economic, political and social statistics. The library also collects official documentation from governments and international agencies worldwide. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
A membership organization founded in 1892; maintains a museum, archives and research library with collections dating from the sixteenth century to the present. Located at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Open to the public without charge throughout the year. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Principal facilities located in Tempe, Arizona. The ASU Libraries contain over 3.1 million volumes. Areas of specialization include urban planning, environmental design and architecture; government documents (local, state, federal and United Nations); East Asia; and Chicano collections. The engineering library houses a map collection that dates from 1619. Some of the material is available on line and through inter-library loan. Research affiliations: Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
The combined collections of the Auburn Libraries contain more than 2.2 million volumes, 1.4 million government documents, 2.9 million microforms and 134,000 maps. Subscriptions are maintained to 19,000 current serials and 150 current newspapers. Access to the World Wide Web and on-line databases is available through out the Library Specialized collections include veterinary medicine (30,000 volumes and 500 current serial subscriptions); and architecture, design and construction (35,000 volumes, 85 serials and over 70,000 slides). Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Located in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Established in 1993, the Center promotes scholarship in the decorative arts through sponsorship of symposia, lectures, exhibition tours and public programs. The Graduate Center Library consists of approximately 25,000 volumes of monographs and bound periodicals and 170 serial subscriptions. Online access is available to the New York Reference and Research Library Agency. Open to the general public by appointment. Research affiliation: Research Library Group
Federal selective depository library since 1933 and Ohio state depository since 1953. Federal materials include all census reports since 1790, U.S. treaties, and many areas of current interest. Rare book archives include the Ockuly Franklin D. Roosevelt collection (1914-1980). Other holdings include: the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives, the Popular Culture Library, and the collections of Ogg Science Library. Research affiliations: Center for Research Libraries.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Specialized collections and libraries in areas including the arts, anthropology, Babylonian culture, divinity, drama, regional studies, engineering, law, music, medicine, ornithology, and statistics. Research affiliations: Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to contemporary materials, several special collections are maintained, including scholarly facsimiles of major medieval manuscripts in religion, paleography and art history; 17th and 18th century British history; 17th and 18th century Russian travel and description; French Revolutionary history; 19th century Canadian history; early Canadian literature; the Batchinsky Collection of over half a million items dealing with 19th and 20th century Ukrainian history and politics; and the Novosti Collection of materials dealing with Soviet society from 1917-1991. Research affiliation: Center for Research Libraries.
Specialized collections in biology, chemistry, engineering and technology, the arts, business, and social sciences. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Center for Research Libraries.
Research collections include Africana, fine arts, government documents and international studies, labor and industrial relations, agricultural economics, business, chemistry, engineering, geology, biological studies, mathematics, physics and astronomy, planning and design, and veterinary medicine. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries.
The center for Catholic higher education in the United States. Maintains collections chemistry, physics, engineering, architecture and mathematics, library studies and information science, music, as well as nursing and biology. Research affiliation: Association of American Universities.
Located in Brunswick, Maine, USA. Research collections include the early history of Bowdoin, Massachusetts, and Maine, the Civil War and Reconstruction period, 19th century American literary life, and the Arctic.
Notable collections include the Creswell Library of Islamic Art and Architecture, and the collections of Max Debbane, Selim Hassan, Labib Habachi, Mahmoud Saba, and Hassan Fathy. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Research collections include African studies; art, architecture, design, and photography; elementary and secondary teaching materials, the Joseph Schaffner Library of business and management science; Seeley G. Mudd Library for Science and Engineering; the Pritzker Legal Research Center; and transportation, government documents, and rare books and manuscripts. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries.
Particular emphasis is placed on medicine, the physical sciences, the social sciences and humanities. Research affiliation: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
Research collections include law, medical and dental studies, environmental medicine, real estate, mathematics, the fine arts, conservation, and near-Eastern studies. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
A nonprofit, university-based laboratory devoted to preservation research. Provides information, consulting services, practical tools and preservation technology to libraries, archives, and museums worldwide Mission statement and resources.
Research collections include Africana, industrial and labor relations, society and economics, engineering, entomology, the fine arts, law, management sciences, mathematics, medicine, music, and the physical sciences. Special collections include rare books and manuscripts, veterinary science. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries.
Collections in the physical and life sciences, the health sciences, and engineering technology from published sources around the world. One of the largest research facilities in North America, its collections include more than 13,000 current serials, 700,000 books and manuscripts and over 2 million technical reports on microfiche. Much of the information is available to the general public and the Institute has an expanding web presence. Research affiliation: Association for Research Libraries.
Principal facilities are located in Miami, Florida. Principal areas of research include religious studies, Latin American history and Everglades restoration. Research affiliation: Center for Research Libraries.
Research facilities include access to extensive databases, as well as hard-copy resources dealing with architecture, area studies (African, African-American, Jewish, Latin American, Near East, New Jersey. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
Maintains specialized collections related to area studies, architecture and art, biology, chemistry, business and economics, history and humanities, geology and geoscience, health sciences, law, journalism, and other areas. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Research Library Group.
Holds and provides access to books, serials and microforms containing information by and about people of African descent throughout the world, concentrating on the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Geographically, the collection emphasizes the Americas, the Caribbean and, Sub-Saharan Africa. Research affiliation: New York Public Library.
Located in Chicago, Illinois. The Ryerson Library (built 1901) and the Burnham Library of Architecture (1912) form a significant research collection consisting of more than 220,000 volumes and 1,500+ current serial publications. Special emphasis is placed on 18th-20th century architecture and 19th century painting, prints and drawings. There is also a special collection of 430,000 slides used by the staff and faculty of the Art Institute and selectively available to researchers. The Institute hosts many public events and programs. Memberships are available. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Provides research resources including journals, technical reports, conference proceedings, standards, and bibliographic databases. Includes resources developed by the Library Without Walls Project, which conducts digital library research and development.
Particular emphasis placed on research in history and area studies, the humanities, science and medicine, and the social sciences. Research affiliations: Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries.
An independent research library affiliated with Brown University. Maintains a closed stack collection consisting of some 45,000 volumes dealing with North and South American history, and European history as it relates to the Americas, prior to 1825. Research affiliation: Research Library Group.
Specialized collections include academic affairs, health sciences, law, and North Carolina authors, and Southern studies research. Research affiliations: Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries.