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This list will be expanded as time allows. If you know of any we didn’t mention feel free to send a note with the pertinent subject.

Research is an important part of part of doing and getting palaeontological reconstruction as right as it can be or of bolstering your own notions. Be sure to practice your research skills on the Internet (useful, hopefully generic enough, links:… ,… ,… ) and in libraries.
If you have a Public University near you ask at their library what services the general public can access there.

Linked below are useful references for your palaeontological research needs.


:bulletgreen: Wikipedia. A good starting point for your research if you stick to the articles with references.

  :bulletgreen: The Tree of Life Web Project. A colaborative project intent on mapping the phylogenetic relationships of organisms.  
  :bulletgreen: Mikko Haaramo's Phylogeny Archive. An archive that delves into the varying views of ascent and descent among organisms.
  :bulletgreen: Digital Morphology at the University of Texas. A digital library storing high-resolution computed X-ray tomographs of biological specimens.   

  :bulletgreen: The University of California Museum of Paleontology. Includes an overview cladogram of all Life.
  :bulletgreen: Palaeos - The Trace of Life on Earth and the Wiki. Very informative reference specially on vertebrate paleontology although expanding onto other subjects.

    Vertebrate Paleontology


      :bulletgreen: DinoData
      :bulletgreen: Thescelosaurus
      :bulletgreen: Dinosauria On-Line
      :bulletgreen: Dino Russ's Lair
      :bulletgreen: The Theropod Database

  :bulletgreen: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology on the Colorado Plateau. Scroll down for palaeogeographic maps.
  :bulletgreen: The Paleomap Project

  Mailing Lists
  :bulletgreen: VRTPALEO (Vertebrate Paleontology) Mailing List.
  :bulletgreen: Dinosaur Mailing List and the Archives of the Dinosaur Mailing List

Journal Search Engines

:bulletgreen: IngentaConnect
:bulletgreen: PubMed

  Open Access

  :bulletgreen: Geoscience e-Journals
  :bulletgreen: Directory of Open Access Journals
  :bulletgreen: Open Science Directory

Publishers & Journals

:bulletgreen: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
:bulletgreen: Nature Publishing Group
:bulletgreen: Oxford Journals
:bulletgreen: ScienceDirect
:bulletgreen: SpringerLink
:bulletgreen: Wiley InterScience
:bulletgreen: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
:bulletgreen: Cambridge University Press
:bulletgreen: Science
:bulletgreen: Informaworld
:bulletgreen: Royal Society Publishing

  Open Access

  :bulletgreen: PLoS ONE
    :bulletgreen: PLoS Biology
  :bulletgreen: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica
  :bulletgreen: Journal of Paleontological Techniques
  :bulletgreen: Palaeontologia Electronica
  :bulletgreen: Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP)
  :bulletgreen: Vertebrata Palasiatica
  :bulletgreen: Smithsonian Institution
    :bulletgreen: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press    
      :bulletgreen: Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology  
  :bulletgreen: Museu Nacional de História Natural  
    :bulletgreen: Gaia nº 15 "Aspects of Theropod Paleobiology"
  :bulletgreen: Zookeys

Publication Repositories

:bulletgreen: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
:bulletgreen: SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online
:bulletgreen: USGS Publications Warehouse
:bulletgreen: DRUM Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
:bulletgreen: University of Kansas KU ScholarWorks
:bulletgreen: Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas (RMCG)
:bulletgreen: The Knowledge Bank at Ohio State University
:bulletgreen: Deep Blue at the University of Michigan
:bulletgreen: The Theropod Archives
:bulletgreen: Electronic Journals Library
:bulletgreen: The Polyglot Paleontologist
:bulletgreen: Fumanya International Symposium Vertebrate Palaeoichnology 2005


:bulletgreen: Xiaoming Wang, Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
:bulletgreen: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.; Vertebrate Paleontologist, Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
:bulletgreen: John R Hutchinson, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
:bulletgreen: e-Geowords | Hugh Rance's geological website
:bulletgreen: Dr. Zhonghe Zhou, IVPP
:bulletgreen: S. Christopher Bennett, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University
:bulletgreen: Kenneth Carpenter, Denver Museum on Nature & Science
  :bulletgreen: Kenneth Carpenter's reprints
:bulletgreen: Published Works of Luis M. Chiappe, Dinosaur Institute
:bulletgreen: Published Works of Rodolfo A. Coria, Dinosaur Institute
:bulletgreen: O. C. Marsh Papers
:bulletgreen: Dr. Philip J Currie
:bulletgreen: Reprints by Michael J. Benton
:bulletgreen: Jeffrey A. Wilson, Museum of Paleontology, The University of Michigan
:bulletgreen: Dr Steve Salisbury, The University of Queensland
:bulletgreen: Randall B. Irmis, University of California Museum of Paleontology
:bulletgreen: Jerry D. Harris, Dixie State College
  :bulletgreen: 2006 Goseong International Dinosaur Symposium
:bulletgreen: Robert M. Sullivan
:bulletgreen: Lawrence M. Witmer
:bulletgreen: Lida Xing

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