British Museum staff members are constantly engaged in research projects from fieldwork to cataloguing and scientific investigation, and this site provides insight and access to a wealth of information about these endeavors. First-time visitors to the site should glance on over to the left-hand side of the homepage, where they will find sections like "Research Projects", "Publications", "Libraries and archives", and "Research News". It's probably best to look at the "Research News" area first, as it offers a nice portrait of some of the Museum's primary projects. Recent topics covered here include their collaborative work with the Smithsonian Institution on examining crystal skulls and research trips to the Arctic. Moving on, visitors can then make their way to the "Publications" area which includes full-text versions of works like "Albrecht Durer and his Legacy" and "Cleaning and Controversy: The Parthenon Sculptures 1811-1939". Lastly, visitors can also use the embedded search engine to make their way through over 250,000 objects.