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Thousands of publications — books, scientific papers, theses, and popular articles — have emerged from decades of studies involving the Burke's collections. Authors of these studies include students and researchers, enthusiasts, and experts from around the world, whose publications explore a wide diversity of topics related to natural history and culture.

This database currently contains a selection of 1,813 publications from 7 diverse collections. We are regularly in the process of cataloging additional Burke publications to add to this online database.

The Burke Publications Database allows you to browse publications of interest, and/or search publications by topic or collection. As an introduction, we highlight example publications for each collection represented in the database. We will be adding publications from additional collections in the near future.

Featured research and publications from the Burke Publications Database

photo: Townsend's Warbler
Featured Genetic Resource Publication
A tale of two species: genetic analysis of Hermit and Townsend's Warblers reveals probable extinction in progress
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photo: Tucuman Parrot wing
Featured Genetic Resource Publication
How do birds see color? Sequencing DNA from avian visual pigments reveals which birds are sensitive to UV light
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photo: whiteye
Featured Genetic Resource Publication
A "great speciator": white-eyes may form new species faster than any other group of birds.
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photo: Christian Sidor excavating
Featured Vertebrate Paleontology Publication
Fossilized burrows from Antarctica
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photo: iron-oxide framboids in dinosaur bone
Featured Vertebrate Paleontology Publication
Hard times for soft tissues: Dinosaur soft parts reinterpreted as bacterial biofilms.
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photo: the therocephalian, promoschorhynchus
Featured Vertebrate Paleontology Publication
Survival during the 'Mother' of mass extinctions.
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Featured Ethnology Publication
Zacherias and the Chicago Settee
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Featured Ethnology Publication
Northern Haida Master Carvers
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Featured Ethnology Publication
Spirit and Ancestor: A Century of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum
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Featured Ethnology Publication
Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form
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