Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Transactionscover.pngINHS PUBLICATIONS- The Illinois Natural History Survey began publishing in 1861 with Transactions of the Illinois Natural History Society Volume 1 - containing articles “useful and interesting to the citizens and schools of Illinois, with a hope that a zeal for the pursuits and studies of Natural History may spring up among our people…”

INHS produces two peer-reviewed scientific serials, INHS Bulletin and INHS Biological Notes. These began in 1876 and 1933 respectively. The INHS Circular was primarily a “how to” publication for home, farm, and garden, published from 1918 to 1987. Some of these are available to download from the University of Illinois IDEALS.

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Bulletins Biological Notes Circulars


INHS Special Publications include classroom curriculum, collections of research data such as an atlas of birds breeding in Illinois, changes in populations and habitats over a century, and a world checklist of chewing lice.



INHS Educational Materials include books, posters, species diagnostic field cards, brochures and pamphlets, educational kits, classroom activities and more.




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INHS Reports

 Technical Reports


How to Order

  • Most of our publications are available at INHS Online Store
  • Some of our items are available through The INHS Amazon Store
  • The Publications Office is open from 8:15 am - noon, Monday through Friday

*Hours subject to change. Please call to verify.

Address: 1816 S. Oak St, Champaign IL (see map)
Telephone: 1-217-244-2414 
Fax: 1-217-244-0802 




  • INHS Staff Bibliography 
  • Searchable database of articles, books, and other publications authored by and written about INHS Staff, 1870 - present. Check for the latest publications by INHS Staff using the RSS feed.

Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820

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