Directory of Recommended Links
Arboretum Archive at UW Library
Guide to the University of Washington Arboretum Records, 1924-1984.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
"The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global "biodiversity commons." BHL is a full-text, fully searchable digital library of rare and historic books and journals on a range of natural history topics.
Botanicus Digital Library
"Botanicus is a freely accessible, Web-based encyclopedia of historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library."
CBHL (Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries)
"An international organization of individuals, organizations and institutions concerned with the development, maintenance and use of libraries of botanical and horticultural literature."
CBHL - Member Libraries
A partial list of websites of CBHL member libraries listed in alphabetical order.
EBHL (European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group)
"An association to promote and facilitate co-operation and communication between those working in botanical and horticultural libraries, archives and related institutions in Europe." This group is hosted on Facebook.
National Agriculture Library
NAL "houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries."
National Agriculture Library: AGRICOLA Database
The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.
New York Botanical Garden Library
The Mertz Library is one of the world's largest botanical and horticultural research libraries, with over one million accessioned items (books, journals, original art and illustration, seed and nursery catalogs, architectural plans of glass houses, scientific reprints, and photographs).
RHS Lindley Libraries
The Royal Horticultural Society in London, UK offers the Lindley Library as "the world's finest horticultural library, with books, journals, pictures and art on practical gardening, garden history, garden plants and design from 1514 to the present day." Anyone can visit the Library, but only RHS members may borrow books.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Library
"Library, Art & Archives contains more than half a million items, including books, botanical illustrations, photographs, letters and manuscripts, periodicals, biographies and maps."
Selections from Archives of American Garden
"The Archives of American Gardens, part of the Smithsonian Gardens, includes a collection of approximately 60,000 photographic images and records that document historic and contemporary gardens throughout the United States. The images, which depict views from colonial times to the present, include a considerable range of garden features such as furniture and ornamentation, as well as all manner of design styles."
Smithsonian Institution Libraries: The American Seed and Nursery Industry
Features a bibliography of the history of the American Seed and Nursery Industry and their Trade Catalogs and biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen.
UW Libraries Electronic Journals
Includes links to e-journals in the subjects of Botany and Forest Resources
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