Adirondack Mountains

Researching topics about the Adirondack Mountains? Start here! This is also useful for researching outdoors topics.

Getting Started on Your Research

  • The search box on the library's home page searches most but not all of our 120 databases. 
    • Do a search then limit to e-books, articles (limit to scholarly if wanted), or videos. 
    • Click Advanced Search to overlap another subject. 
    • To borrow a print book, contact a librarian ( to arrange to pick it up. 
  • Depending on your subject and research needs, you can also search individual databases below.  

Adirondack Books

Here are a few recent books on the Adirondacks. Jot down the call numbers to find the books on the upper floor of the library.

Reference Databases

For quick overviews of your research topic, start with these databases. They offer encyclopedia chapters, statistical data and more. Log in with your SUNY Adirondack username/password if requested.

Use the truncated term Adirondack* to find both Adirondacks and Adirondack Mountains.

To Search for Books and Articles

Search the "Start Your Research Here" box on the library's home page with these subject phrases:

Adirondack Mountains     
Adirondack Park Guidebooks     
Adirondack Mountains Description and travel     
"Nature conservation" and "New York"
Adirondack Park
Adirondack Park    
Adirondack Mountains Region History    
Adirondack Mountains Guidebooks    
Adirondack Mountains  Environmental conditions
Adirondack Forest Preserve    
Adirondack Mountains Social life and customs
Adirondack Mountains Pictorial works    
Adirondack Mountains History

You can also truncate and overlap two search terms, such as:

Adirondack* and ecol*

This will find any subject starting with Adirondack or Adirondacks, and ecology, ecological, etc.

Books about the Adirondacks

Reference books cannot be borrowed, but are always in the library to use.

Acid rain in the Adirondacks: an environmental history by Jerry Jenkins
Reference Collection copy: Ref. TD195.52.N72 A523 2007; Circulating Collection copy: TD 195.52.N72 A523 2007

The Adirondack atlas: a geographic portrait of the Adirondack Park 
Ref. F 127 .A2 J46 2004 (we also have a circulating copy)

The encyclopedia of New York State
Ref. F 119 .E53 2005

Some circulating books you may find helpful are:

The Adirondack atlas: a geographic portrait of the Adirondack Park
F 127 .A2 J46 2004 (circulating copy)

The Boy Scout handbook: a guide to adventure, a guidebook for life (12th edition; useful for Adk. guide test)
HS 3313 .B69 2009

Karasin, Leslie N. All-terrain vehicles in the Adirondacks: issues and options
F 197.A2 K37 2003

Ladd, Dan. Deer hunting in the Adirondacks: a guide to deer hunting in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park
SK 301 .L344 2008

Porter, William. The great experiment in conservation: voices from the Adirondack Park
S 932.N7 G74 2009

Slack, Nancy G. Adirondack alpine summits : an ecological field guide
QH 105.N7 S59 2006

Longstreth, Thomas Morris. The Adirondacks
F 127.A2 L8 2005

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SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Professor Miller.)

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More Books

The SUNY Adirondack Library also owns a number of books by area author and SUNY Adirondack professor Michael Carpenter, such as 25 kayak & canoe trips in the Saratoga Springs, NY region. (Circulating Collection GV 776.N72 C37 2011). Just search "Carpenter, Michael" as an author in the search box on the library's home page, limiting the search to Books.

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