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Collections Resources & Databases

The MSU Museum offers online access to selected internal collections resources. We also are pleased to share collections and informational databases from other institutions. Find information about accessing on-site collections here.

Collection of Michigan State University promotional buttons


Mammal study skins in a collections drawer


  • AVoCet (Avian Vocalizations Center)
  • FishNet2 (Fish Specimen Database Network)
  • GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)
  • HerpNET (Herpetological Collections Database Network)
  • MaNIS (Mammal Networked Information System)
  • ORNIS (Ornithological Information System)
  • VertNet (Vertebrate Collections Database Network)