Friday, April 3, 2009

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is the result of the efforts of these natural history museum and research libraries to digitize over two million volumes of published literature held in their collections:

  • American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)
  • Field Museum (Chicago, IL)
  • Harvard University Botany Libraries (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO)
  • Natural History Museum (London, UK)
  • New York Botanical Garden (New York, NY)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Richmond, UK)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Washington, DC)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

As of today 30,808 volumes have been scanned, dating from the year 1480 to 2006. Subjects currently with strong representation in include:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Classification
  • Entomology
  • Insects
  • Natural history
  • North America
  • Periodicals
  • Pictorial works
  • Plants
  • Scientific expeditions, societies, etc.
  • United States
  • Zoology

A few books of interest to Wisconsin researchers:

See also, UW Digital Collections.

ScienceDirect outage: 4/4

ScienceDirect and 2collab will be unavailable 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4th - 2:00 a.m. Sunday, April 5th, due to scheduled maintenance.

Affected journals include:
  • Acta Agronomica Sinica
  • Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
  • Agricultural Systems
  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • Animal Feed Science and Technology
  • Applied Soil Ecology
  • Aquatic Botany
  • Biological Control
  • Cell
  • Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
  • Crop Protection
  • Current Opinion in Plant Biology
  • Ecological Informatics
  • Environmental and Experimental Botany
  • European Journal of Agronomy
  • European Journal of Soil Biology
  • Field Crops Research
  • Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Fungal Biology Reviews
  • Fungal Ecology
  • Fungal Genetics and Biology
  • Gene
  • Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
  • Industrial Crops and Products
  • Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Journal of Cereal Science
  • Journal of Informetrics
  • Journal of Insect Physiology
  • Journal of Plant Physiology
  • Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
  • Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Phytochemistry
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Postharvest Biology and Technology
  • Rice Science
  • Science of The Total Environment
  • Scientia Horticulturae
  • Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  • Soil and Tillage Research
  • South African Journal of Botany
  • Trends in Plant Science
  • Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
  • Virology