Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Resources: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

Next time you're looking for biodiversity literature, check out the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries who have worked to digitize their collections through principles of open access. Content from BHL is free to view or download. Partners include the Smithsonian Institutes, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Field Museum Library, and several other institutions.

Through this collaboration, the Biodiversity Heritage Library provides texts with information on over 1,060,000 species. Click here for more information about BHL's mission and holdings.


The BHL also maintains a strong social media and Flickr presence. Interested in trout or fly fishing? Trout fly-fishing in America is just one of BHL's many sets of photos on Flickr- check out all 384 sets here!