Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) headquartered at the Smithsonian Library is the world's most comprehensive digital collection of the legacy literature of biodiversity. All materials in the BHL are free to access, download, reuse and repurpose under the principles of open access and open data. The BHL collection consists primarily of books and journals published prior to 1923. The subject content includes all levels of organismic organization, from genes to ecosystems, as well as other disciplines affecting the study of the biodiversity of life on Earth. (Updates ongoing)

Subscription Type

FREE

Publisher

BHL Consortium

Notes

Mostly pre-1923 content

Resource Types

Article Database, E-Books and E-Texts

Online Availability

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