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Ornithology: Grey Literature

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Reprint box collection

The Alexander Library has a large grey literature collection (journal offprints, reports) which is collectively known as the Alexander Library Reprint Collection. Much of this material is not listed on SOLO.

It is divided into 3 series:

Sequence: Example Shelfmark:
Taxonomic series Species box (Arranged by Bird Family/Species - ask Staff)
Geographic series Malta box
Subject series Nests & Nest Building box

To find specific items (journal offprint, report etc.) search:

  • SOLO - Oxford University's online catalogue for individual titles.

Then search the card catalogue:

To find all items on a topic:

  • Whole boxes of material on a particular topic can be brought back from offsite storage for consultation. To check what topics we hold see our handlists for each collection:

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For ornithology subject enquiries please contact Sophie Wilcox:

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