Finding Print Issues of the Proceedings in a Library

If you are in Nova Scotia, the Novanet Library System may be useful. The Novanet Library System holds many of the existing volumes in theProceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science.
(See below for other libraries, both within and outside Canada.)

For example, at the Killam Library, Dalhousie University, an almost complete run of the Proceedings is found shelved under the call number Q 21 N93 N9 in the Science Serials collections on the second floor of the library.

The Institute has undergone one change of name since its foundation in 1862, while its Journal has undergone two name changes.

Earlier Names / Titles

Date Title
1863-1891 Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science
1891-1931 The Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science
1931-present Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science


The Online Computer Library Center offers tools for searching WorldCat, a worldwide union catalog created and maintained by over 9,000 member institutions.

Note that there were earlier titles (see the table above) for the Proceedings of the Institute which would not necessarily turn up in this search. Also there are some major libraries whose holdings are not reflected in this WorldCat report – for example, in Canada, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.