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bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. bioRxiv accepts preprints of articles covering all aspects of research in the life sciences.
Digitized materials from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Collections
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.
Open Access, Full-text scans of taxonomic and allied literature in the natural sciences

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New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
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.
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.
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.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750." This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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.
Digitized archive of historic New York State newspapers organized by county
The collection consists primarily of flower and seed catalogues, most of which were printed in Great Britain, Holland and the US between the years 1832-1950.
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.