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History of Biology: Overview

Information and resources available at the Linda Hall Library about the history of biology.


Reference Assistance

Linda Hall Library Research Specialists are available all hours that the Library is open.  9-5 Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Call: 800.662.1545 or 816.926.8701

Email us at  or use the Reference Request Form.

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Resident Fellowships

Resident fellowships for the duration of a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 10 months are offered in support of research projects in science, engineering and technology and their histories; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture.



The web pages of several journals on the history of biology often offer free summaries of their articles and the means to efficiently search through them according to topic, author and other categories. Links are also provided for the print holdings in the Library's catalog.