The Research Library currently receives by subscription and exchange some 700 international serial titles covering all areas of natural history. Several significant complete or very long runs of both standard and obscure journals are included, such as Curtis's Botanical Magazine, v. 1 (1787) to present, Journal of Natural History (previously Annals and Magazine of Natural History) (1829+), Proceedings of Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1841+), Ibis (1859+), Proceedings of California Academy of Sciences (1858+), Proceedings of Zoological Society of London (1861+), Proceedings of Linnean Society of New South Wales (1875+), Auk (1884+), Fieldiana: Botany, Fieldiana: Zoology and Fieldiana: Geology (1895+), as well as Emory's United States and Mexican Boundary Surveys (Vol. 1- 4, 1857).
The Library's holdings of the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia date from 1841 to the present. Above: Marine Mollusks of Hawaii, plate XII from volume 72 (1920).
Above: illustration from volume 1, no. 4 (October 1859) of The Ibis, a magazine of general ornithology. The Library's holdings of The Ibis date from its first year of issue to the present.
The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. The Library holds issues from 1875 to 2011. Above: drawing of Phyllodes meyricki from volume 14 (second series), part 1 (May 1889).
The Library holds issues of Curtis's Botanical Magazine dating from volume 1 (1787) to 2012. Above: Poinciana pulcherrima (Barbadoes Flower-Fence), volume 25, plate 995 (1807).