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Smithsonian Open Access

Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

 

Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. (publisher, 2020)

Reference Shelf

Each year, over 250 carefully selected articles and documents provide balanced coverage, supported by comprehensive background information, on the topics of vital interest to students and researchers in our fast-changing world.

Gale General OneFile

Our largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality.

Gale in Context: Biography

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Organized into a user-friendly portal experience, it merges Gale's authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia.