Get Papers

The scientific literature is the primary source for the ODP’s data. For the typical user who does not have access to an academic library, options are now in place for free access to published work. Several excellent resources are already in place, so we will link to them here.

For a directory of freely available (open access) journals relevant to paleontology, we encourage you to check out the following web pages:

Directory of Open Access Bio and Paleo Journals, hosted at SV-POW!

Vertebrate paleontologist Jerry Harris maintains a list of journals publishing papers in vertebrate paleontology, including both open and non-open access publications. This list may be useful for those who are interested in searching non-open journals such as Nature for supplementary data (which is usually freely available) or for those who have institutional subscriptions. Find it here:

Vertebrate Paleontology Journal Links, compiled by Jerry Harris

Beyond these links, we make special note of the journals published by the American Museum of Natural History. All of these publications – with many, many relevant measurements for a number of dinosaurs (hint, hint) – are freely available here.

3 Responses to Get Papers

  1. Pingback: Tutorial 1: Finding Papers With Data (Part 1) « The Open Dinosaur Project

  2. Tom Lindsay says:

    I am a faculty member of the Geology Dept. at Portland State UNiversity in Portland OR and am a paleobiologist and educator. I am teaching a course called The Natural History of Dinosaurs and have neen collecting journal articles for some time now. I am planning on making these available via a website I am building. My students and myself are collecting a lot of information about many dinosaurs, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, etc. I love this stuff and plan on spending the rest of my career in the dino research business and educational outreach. Best way to teach and learn about how science works, I think.
    I hope to hear from you.


  3. Andy Farke says:

    Excellent! I look forward to hearing if you’re able to incorporate some aspect of the ODP into your class!

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