Journals

Title page from an edition of Curtis's Botanical MagazineThe Lloyd's collection of scientific journals occupies two of the four floors in the library. Local, national, and international titles from nearly 90 countries can be found on our shelves. Complete and long runs of journals are available, beginning with first volumes and dating as far back as the late 1700s. These include:

The Lloyd also has the most complete collection of Eclectic Medical Journals worldwide. Other features of the historical collection include the subjects: medical history, pharmaceutical history, botany, and natural sciences. A number of these journals begin in the mid-1800s and early 1900s.

Cover from Journal of Natural Products, the successor to Lloydia, a Lloyd PublicationAnother highlight of thecollection if the Journal of Natural Products, which is currently published by the American Chemical Society together with the American Society of Pharmacognosy. This journal was originally created and published by John Uri and Curtis Gates Lloyd and the Lloyd Library beginning in 1900, under the name Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica. Publication ceased in 1936 with the death of John Uri Lloyd. In 1938, publication resumed with a new title - Lloydia - and ran until 1978, when it became Journal of Natural Products. The Lloyd carries the entire run of this publication up to the current day. Original copies of the Bulletins can be purchased from the Lloyd Store.


Current journals in the areas of pharmacy, horticulture, and especially herbal/alternative medicine are available. These are utilized daily to fill interlibrary loan requests and to aid individual researchers. Some of the more commonly used titles include:

The reference room at the Lloyd contains several titles pertaining to popular subjects, such as gardening, herbs, and natural health, which are available for browsing. Some popular titles are Taunton's Fine Gardening, Herbs for Health, and Alternative Medicine.

It is impossible to include the entire range of subjects or articulate the historical significance of the journal collection here. International, national, and regional titles can be found in the stacks. Cutting-edge scientific research and hard-to-find historical information stand side-by-side on our shelves.

To find specific journal titles and volumes held, please see the online catalog.

To make journal article requests, please email the Reference Librarian