The study of arachnids


In 1988, Dr. J. Coddington of the Smithsonian Institution began to compile a computer database of literature on all aspects of spider biology. In 1991 a number of colleagues started to help him with this enormous task. The bibliography is fairly complete through 1991.

I am very grateful that Dr. Coddington allowed me to put this database on the Internet, and I am sure it will be useful for all those who investigate arachnids. The references are in a special format for use with the program PAPERBASE (by Wight Scientific), an inexpensive MS-DOS bibliographic program dating from the early 1990's. The data files are structured ASCII text, and so they can be used without this program.

The references are listed alphabetically and chronologically, and are grouped into those published in the catalogue of BONNET (until 1939) and post-1939. The Bonnet files begin with "BB", and the post-Bonnet files begin with "S-". The total number of references is 24,151. The files are compressed in five EXE files.

You can download these files to your hard disk and expanding them by typing there names (BIB1, BIB2, ...). Together they occupy about 4 Mb on your disk.

Data-Grep is a freeware DOS program that can be used for searching phrases in these large databases.

Spider Literature: A Computer Bibliography Ver. 3.0 August 1991

DOS version
Bonnet A-O
Bonnet P-Z, post 1939 A-B
Post 1939 C-I
Post 1939 J-Q
Post 1939 R-Z

With many thanks to dr. J. Coddington and his collaborators.

List of contributors and collaborators on Spider Literature :

(note: some of the addresses are out-of-date)
CIDA- Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat., Laboratoire des Arthropodes,61 Rue de Buffon, F-75005 Paris, FRANCE
Dr. Gerd Alberti, Zoologisches Institut Universität Heidelberg, D-6900 Heidelberg, WEST GERMANYY
Theo Blick, Leuschnerstr. 29, D-8580 Bayreuth, WEST GERMANY
Don Buckle, 620 Albert Ave., Saskatoon, Sask., CANADA S7N 1G7
Dr. T. E. Christenson, Dept. Psychology- 2007 Percival, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
Dr. Jonathan Coddington, Dept. of Entomology, NHB 164, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
J. C. Cokendolpher, Dept. of Agr., Hort. & Entomology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-4149
Dr. Allen Dean, Dept. Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475
Harmut Döbel, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Dr. G. B. Edwards, FSCA-Div. of Plant Industry, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32602
Dr. Robert L. Edwards, Box 505, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Dr. Victor Fet, Loyola University/Biol. Sciences, 6363 S. Charles St., New Orleans LA 70118
Dr. Pierre-Alain Fürst, Institut de Zoologie, CH-2007 Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND
Elsa Galbraith, Dept. Biology, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
Dr. M. Galindo-Ramirez, Div. of Natural Science, Univ. California - Santa Cruz
Dr. M. H. Greenstone, BCIRL-USDA, P. O. Box A, Research Park, Columbia, MO 65205
Dr. Charles Griswold, Dept. of Entomology, NHB 164, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
Gustavo Hormiga, Dept. of Entomology, NHB 164, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
Dr. Ambros Hänggi, Naturhist. Musem- Abt. Zoologie, Augustinergasse 2, CH-4001 Basel SWITZERLAND
Hubert Höfer, Staats. Mus. Natur. Karlsruhe/Zoologie, D-7500 Karlsruhe 1, Erbprinzstr. 13,Postfach 6209 Karlsruhe GERMANY
Dr. Robert G. Holmberg, Sciences, Athabasca Univ., Box 10,000 Athabasca, Alberta CANADA T0G 2R0
Dr. Daniel T. Jennings, P. O. Box 130, Garland, ME 04939
Leon Lotz, National Museum/ PO Box 266, 9300 Bloemfontein, Republic of SOUTH AFRICA
Dr. Yael D. Lubin, Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, 84990 Sede Boqer ISRAEL
Sam Marshall, Zoology- 501 Hester Biol. Bldg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916
Dr. K. Mikhailov, Biological Faculty, Entomology, Moscow University, 117234 Moscow, USSR
Dr. Wolfgang Nentwig, Zoologisches Institut, Univ. Bern, Balzer-Strasse 3,CH-3012 Bern, SWITZERLAND
Jacqueline M. Palmer, Dept. of Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Dr. A. J. Penniman, The Defiance College, 701 Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512
Mike Phillips, 6005 Ropes Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
Dr. Norman I. Platnick, AMNH- Entomology, Central Park West at 79th, New York, NY 10024-5192
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Proszynski, Zaklad Biologii WSRP, ul. Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, POLAND
Madame Rakotovao, Directeur, Min. de Recherche Sci./Tech., B.P 4258, Antananarive, MADAGASCAR
Dr. Robert J. Raven, Queensland Museum, Box 300 South Brisbane 4101, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Dr. D. B. Richman, Dept. Entomology, Box 3 BE, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
Dr. Nikolaj Scharff, Zoologisk Museum--Entomology, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Kobenhavn, DENMARK
W. C. Sedgwick, 318 Caselli Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Dr. P. A. Selden, Dept. Extra-Mural Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, ENGLAND
Dr. Petra Sierwald, Delaware Museum of Nat. History, P.O. Box 3937, Greenville, Delaware 19807-0937
Blga. Diana Silva D., Museo de Historia Natural, Av. Arenales 1256, Apto. 14 0434, Lima 14, Perú
L. Sorkin, AMNH- Entomology, Central Park West at 79th, New York, NY 10024-5192
Dr. G. E. Stratton, Dept. of Biology, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
Dr. Fritz Vollrath, Dept. Zoology/Animal Behavior, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, ENGLAND
Dr. D. H. Wise, UMBC-Biological Sciences, 5401 Wilkens Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228