The Joan Staats Library

The services and collections of the Joan Staats Library support the Jackson Laboratory's mission to improve the quality of human life through discoveries arising from our own genetic research and by enabling the research and education of others. 

We are open to the public during normal Laboratory hours which are: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-in at the Receptionist's Desk is required.

Our Collections

Our specialized collection areas include: genetics, inbred mice, animal health and husbandry, development, embryology, complex traits, immunology, cancer, molecular biology, neuroscience and computational biology.

The collection comprises nearly 5,600 electronic journal titles, 80 print journal titles and a book collection of more than 4,000 volumes.  Our Reprint Collection numbers over 46,000 journal articles. The Library is located on the second floor of the C.C. Little Library and Conference Center.

The Jackson Laboratory Historical Archives Collection includes the C.C. Little Papers, 1929-1954; The Jackson Laboratory Staff Personal Papers, including the George Snell Papers; The Jackson Laboratory Publications; a Photograph Collection of over 5000 prints and negatives; and numerous media and museum collections.

News and Announcements

Web of Science is now available from the Library

The Web of Science is the world's leading citation database providing researchers quick, powerful access to authoritative, multidisciplinary content covering over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 120,000 conference proceedings.

Using the Web of Science, researchers will be able to search the scientific literature, analyze and display the results in Citation Maps, Citation Reports, or view the Impact Factor in the integrated Journal Citation Reports program. The popular Cited Reference Search module lets authors track the number of times their research papers have been cited in the literature.

Additionally, as part of the platform users can use the freely-provided EndNote Web module to create reference libraries directly from within the Web of Science.

Try these and many more features of the Web of Science from the link on the Library's website in the DATABASES section.