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Dinosaurs Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about dinosaurs.

Electronic Resources

Science On-line
Remote Access
(use library card number)
Science Online is a curriculum-oriented database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences, including information on dinosaurs. Diagrams, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic.

World Wide Web Resources

Dino Russ's Lair: The Earthnet Info Server

“Earth sciences information, focusing on paleontology. Includes information on dinosaur art, digs, vertebrate paleontology, and much more.”

University of California Museum of Paleontology

“Look at extensive on-line exhibits and educational units that illustrate the history of life on Earth. An on-line catalog provides access to the Museum's enormous collections, the 4th largest in America. Also, see the kinds of research facilities a paleontologist uses.”


“A searchable database of 6,000 pages of scholarly information about dinosaurs, including their names and scientific classification, fossil sites, timelines and maps, names of paleontologists who have described and named dinosaurs, and pictures of dinosaurs and dinosaur bones. There is also a database of dinosaur-related references (articles and books). Paleozoica, an amateur paleontological magazine, is available here in PDF format.”

Print Resources

Non Fiction

Barnes - Svarney, Patricia and Svarney, Thomas E. The handy dinosaur answer book Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, c2010. Call # 567.9 BA

Dixon, Dougal The world of the dinosaurs : an exciting guide to prehistoric creatures, with 350 fabulous detailed illustrations of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts and the places they lived Lanham, MD : National Book Network, c2007. Call # 567.9 DI

Gallagher, William B. When dinosaurs roamed New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1997. Call # 567.9 GA

Haines, Tim and Chambers, Paul The complete guide to prehistoric life Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, c2006. Call # 566 HA

Lessem, Don Scholastic dinosaurs A to Z : the ultimate dinosaur encyclopedia New York, NY : Scholastic, c2003. Call # 567.903 LE

Manning, Phillip Lars Grave secrets of dinosaurs : soft tissues and hard science Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, c2008. Call # 567.9 MA

Parker, Steve Dinosaurs : the complete guide to dinosaurs Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, c2003. Call # 567.9 PA

Richardson, Hazel Dinosaurs and prehistoric life London ; New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, c2003. Call # 567.9 RI

The Scientific American book of dinosaurs / Gregory S. Paul, editor  New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, c2000. Call # 567.9 PA


Crichton, Michael The lost world : a novel New York, NY : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1995. Call # F CRI

Gurney, James Dinotopia : a land apart from time Atlanta, GA : Turner Pub., c1992. Call # F GUR


National Geographic
Natural History
Scientific American

Educational Videos

Bizarre dinosaurs [videorecording] Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2010. Call # DVD 567.9 BIZ

Clash of the dinosaurs [videorecording] Louisville, CO : Gaiam Americas, c2011. Call # DVD 567.9 CLA

Dinosaur secrets revealed [videorecording] New York, NY : A & E, c2001. Call # DVD 567.9 DIN

Dinosaurs. Extreme survivors [videorecording] Louisville, CO : GAIAM Americas. Call # DVD 567.9 DIN

Discoveries...Argentina [videorecording] : dinosaurs Issaquah, WA : Bennett - Watt HD productions, Inc., c2001. Call # DVD 567.9 DIS

The complete walking with dinosaurs collection [videorecording] [England] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : distributed in the USA by Warner Home Video, c1999-2001. Call # DVD 567.9 CO
**includes “Walking with dinosaurs,” “Walking with prehistoric beasts,” “Allosaurus”**

Recommended e - books

Ask a dinosaur [electronic resource] New York, NY : DK Pub., c2011

Wagner, Kathi The everything kids' dinosaurs book [electronic resource] Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2005.

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