Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Mollusk Bibliography Searchable Database

Freshwater Mollusk Bibliography

This freshwater mollusk bibliography database is a collaborative effort by Kevin Cummings, Illinois Natural History Survey, Art Bogan, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Tom Watters, The Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity, and Christine Mayer, Illinois Natural History Survey.     The project was funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

The initial goal of the bibliography was to attempt to build a database of every published reference on freshwater mussels in North America. The project has grown to include freshwater mussels worldwide, gastropods, sphaeriids, corbiculids, and dreissenids. However, the references entered for those groups are far less comprehensive, particularly with respect to the literature pre-1980. All NABS bibliographies on freshwater mollusks since 1987 are included. The types of publications covered include: journals, books and book chapters, theses and dissertations, popular articles, and gray literature (government documents, consulting reports, etc.). Abstracts from symposia or conference proceedings have also been entered but are not exhaustive.    To date the bibliography database includes nearly 18,000 references on freshwater mollusks.

It is hoped that this will be a dynamic database. If you see that a particular reference is incorrectly cited or missing please forward changes and additions to Kevin Cummings. Although we would like to be able to provide reprints or copies of papers to those without access to a good research library it is impossible to do that at this time.


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established 3/4/1999; updated 9/22/2009