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Various Austrian publishers attempting to make publicly available the published knowledge of science as PDF or citations public. Beginning in 2012, in collaboration with the Geological Survey, a large collection of geo-scientific journals is introduced, the original source is available at opac.geologie.ac.at. Also in 2012, through a partnership with the Academy of Sciences, many additional scientific works are offered. Many authors linked to bio-information and bibliographic data are available, which are managed in the database ZOBODAT www.zobodat.at.
Open Access, Full-text scans of taxonomic and allied literature in the natural sciences
The project aims to digitize and make available via the internet a library of rare books from the Library of the National Museum, UFRJ. These collections are a heritage of undisputed reference in the areas of natural and anthropological sciences.
The task of the GDZ is to record data such as prints, manuscripts and illustrations and to present them. Scientists, teachers and students will find a large amount of scholarly relevant texts in digitized form.
Charles Darwin’s Library is a digital edition and virtual reconstruction of the surviving books owned by Charles Darwin. This BHL special collection draws on original copies and surrogates from other libraries. It also provides full transcriptions of his annotations and marks.
The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
1,872 digitized copies of the Farmer's bulletin (USDA), from 1889 - 1981. Can sort by title, date of publication, creator. Please refer to the Index to Farmers Bulletin for title list.
Global Plants contains the contributed collections of more than 300 herbaria from around the globe. There are nearly two million high-resolution type specimens currently in the Global Plants database, and this number will continue to grow. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners.
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The Transactions of the Grolier Club were published were the formal record of Grolier events and activities, presented as examples of fine book making, between 1885-1919. The Gazette of the Grolier Club began in 1921 and continues today.
A list of Kew's scientific databases. This includes Kew's collection databases, plant name resources and world checklists.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque del Real Jardin Botanico
Digitized materials from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Collections
The NAL Digital Collections has been formed to help fulfill the NAL's mandate to: acquire and preserve substantive or essential information in the agricultural sciences,document United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) research, and serve as a national resource for agricultural information.
Originally published as part of the Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions (Robert W. Kiger, Charlotte A. Tancin and Gavin D. R. Bridson, 1999). The database of the Original Linnaean Dissertations, compiled by Tancin and based on a handlist prepared by Bridson, includes in each entry the Lidén number, respondent, title, date of defense, pagination, short title, Lidén title, Soulsby title, Drake title and note
The "Rare Book Room" site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world. Over the last decade, a company called "Octavo" digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries including the California Academy of Sciences, Chicago Botanic Garden and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
Full text of 19th and early 20th century titles selected by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library from the Mertz collections and cited in bibliographies by Nathaniel Britton, Homer House and Alice Atwood.
Our single search box allows you to freely explore millions of resources from leading national and research libraries across Europe. We have more than 200 million resources waiting to be discovered. You can search over 24 million pages of full-text content, 18 million digital objects and 119 million bibliographic records within Europe. These digital resources are supplied to us by our prestigious network of institutions, including 48 national libraries in Europe and an increasing number of research libraries, such as the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
selected work by Yale faculty, students, and colleagues in the form of books, bulletins, working papers, and reports.
CiNii(Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator, pronounced like "sigh-knee") is a database service which can be searched with academic information of articles, Books & Journals. It is available free of charge for anyone. In viewing paid content, special rates and other privileges are offered to institutional fixed-price users (registration by institution) or users with an ID (individual registration). "CiNii Articles"enables you to search information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. "CiNii Books"enables you to search information of books and journals held by university libraries in Japan.
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance. Their evaluations and 4,500 core titles are detailed in the seven volume series The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, Wallace C. Olsen, series editor.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
A selection of titles from the library of the Kroměříž palace and gardens including botanical works by Bauhin, Jacquin, Trattinnick and Volkamer
Over 4,000 monographic publications in USGS Bulletins series from #2 (1883) to current as downloadable PDF
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
A Global Directory of Public Herbaria and Associated Staff

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library-Australia is the digital literature component of the Atlas of Living Australia. Increase the exposure of Australian literature, e.g. by linking BHL-Au to national catalogues, such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove. Scope and undertake new digitisation projects to add new Australian-published literature, or rare literature held in Australian libraries
Images collected from the sources in the Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Library Exhibition (BLE) is a virtual exhibition focused on disseminating natural history content (literature, illustrations and images) and knowledge to the broader public via curated collections centred around a variety of themes. BLE also creates interconnections between portals/archives which provide content under public domain or variable CC licenses.
a private research and biodiversity management center, established in 1989 to support efforts to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use.
A community to share publications related to bio-systematics, providing open access to publications cited in publications or in combination with scientific names and digital object identifiers (DOI) to enable citations of the publications including direct access to their digital representation.
Provides a wide choice of titles (books, catalogues, etc.) devoted to cacti and other succulents.
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress.
The present version of the site provides extensive bibliographic information for mycological publications, most dating from the early 1800s to the 1980s,
This website contains over 100,000 pages of searchable text and 214,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,800 original editorial notes.
19th and early 20th century titles on diatoms and algae in full text selected from the colletions of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.
DocuBase is a set of services that allows users to store, organize and maintain network-accessible distributed document resources. Examples of such resources are on-line readers for courses, collections of documents related to some topic, collections of personal documents, technical report series, and collections of documents mantained by a working group.
The European Library offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages. Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographical.
Europeana is a search platform to a collection of European digital libraries with digitised paintings, books, films and archives. The project was initiated by the European Commission.
Full Text Archive of All Online Geological Society of America Special Papers: 1934 to present
The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with BGBM (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem), is digitising and making available German botanical journals from 1753-1914. Approximately 25 further libraries are completing the collection of this DFG-funded digitisation project with their holdings.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
U.S. government publications
A partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
Only titles in the public domain (published before 1923) available in full text.
This 2002 Internet-based Index to USDA Farmers' Bulletins contains an alphabetical title listing, a numerical listing, and subject and author indices, with links back to the title listing.
MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, and awards, and links to related Met titles by author and theme. Current in-print titles may be previewed and fully searched online, with links to purchase the books. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost. Books can be read and searched through the Google Book program, an initiative to maximize access to the Met’s books.
Digitized archive of historic New York State newspapers organized by county
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden digitized a select group of books and journals from the Library’s holdings that relate mostly to the natural history and landscape development of New York City and State. Featured in this collection are works on the flowering and non-flowering plant life of many towns and counties of New York State and early and rare guides to street trees, parks and the developed landscape and roadways of New York City’s boroughs. Several journals and reports are from institutions such as the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, the Horticultural Society of Staten Island, the Bronx River Parkway Commission, the Brooklyn Parks Commission, and Olmsted Vaux & Company. Digitization for this project was made possible by a generous grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. They include literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. The longest run is for The North American Review, 1815-1900.
Persée is a program which was created for the digital publication of scientific journals in the field of the humanities. The entire printed collection of journals is digitized and published online through a portal which offers access to the collections as well as advanced functionalities which facilitate and enhance use of the portal’s resources. The French journals in the field of humanities constitute a rich scientific heritage. Their digitization and online publication aim to fulfill a triple objective: promote scientific publications in French; facilitate free access to the results of scientific research; furnish the scientific community with tools for research and documentation.
PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch, it delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes nearly 450,000 citations. The Library will add about 20,000 citations each month.
Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc Redalyc Scientific Information System
This exhibit offers a look at the history of seed and nursery catalogues in Europe and the United States, exploring items from the Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues collection, held in Special Collections, Oregon State University Libraries.
The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
This site is intended as a tool to foster the sharing of information pertaining to historical horticulture and to promote the preservation of significant commercially released and family heirloom cultivars.
the first complete edition of the writings of naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution Alfred Russel Wallace. Including a comprehensive compilation of his specimens - much of it never before seen.
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide