Research and Collections

Inspiring ideas at Dartmouth for more than 200 years, we're here to offer support for your research, teaching and creative works with extensive collections, expert staff, and inspiring environments.

Partners in Research

A burst of light behind boxes

Research Support

Library experts are embedded at critical points in the research lifecycle providing collections, information resources, innovative tools and services to support scholarly inquiry. 

Jay Satterfield Dartmouth librarian

Your Subject Librarian

Contact a subject librarian for specialized help in any discipline. Each major has its own librarian who specializes in your subject area and supports your research. 


Classics and Archeology Research Guide page

Research Guides

Get started on your research with sources and help brought to you by subject librarians.

Ingo Gunther installation at Hood Downtown


Find a library database for your research that has been selected by a subject librarian.

Memory Apata, music librarian looks at books

Library Search

Find books, journals, magazines, newspapers, audio and video, music scores, maps and more in the catalog.


Jon Appleton with early Synclavier

Digital by Dartmouth Library

Explore medieval manuscripts, a glossary of Dr. Seuss terms, or 1950s films documenting campus life.

A painting of two heads

The Art Special Collection

Come visit to see artists' books, catalogue raisonnes, brittle books and other rare items.

An East Asian art

East Asian Room

The East Asian Room in Baker-Berry Library is the home for the collections of Chinese, Japanese and Korean language materials.

Drawing of a tree and church

Robert Frost Collection

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, appointments, and more from this famous poet and Dartmouth alum.

An art involving painting and calligraphy

Ray Nash Collection

A rich source for the study of the art and craft of printing and book design, the collection also contains Nash’s calligraphy collection and personal and professional papers.

Diary of Thomas Orde-Lees, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916

The Stefansson Collection on Polar Exploration

An exceptionally rich body of material for research on the history of both the Antarctic and the Arctic.

“A Dr. Seuss Puzzle that is very green ”

Theodor S. Geisel Collection

Includes Seuss' advertising artwork, a line of Hallmark cards, original artworks, and even US Army pamphlets.