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The following links are intended as a guide to resources for those researchers who are interested in botany, biology, history of science, horticulture and other subject areas related to the Institute's own collections and programs. Some links lead to institutions' and organizations' home pages, while others lead to comprehensive lists of links, and library catalogs.

Habit de Jardinier (The vegetable gardener), hand-colored engraving with etching from Nicolas de Larmessin's Costumes grotesques (Paris, 1695). HI Art accession no. 1761.




Core Historical Literature of Agriculture

National Agricultural Library


Archives and Archivists, an electronic mail list and Web site for the international archival community, coordinated by Donna B. Harlan and John B. Harlan

Archives of Scientific Philosophy, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Libraries

Carnegie Mellon University Archives

Harvard Botany Libraries' Archives

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

The Natural History Museum Archives, London

National Archives and Records Administration

New York Botanical Garden Archives and Manuscripts

"Ready, 'Net, Go!": Internet Resources for Archives, maintained by Tulane University Special Collections Division

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Archives Collections

Society of American Archivists

Art and Illustration

American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)

Botanical Art and Illustration Classes, "Continuing Education at the NYBG," New York Botanical Garden

Botanical Artists of Canada

Catalog of Botanical Illustrations, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society

"Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century" Exhibition, University of Delaware Library, Newark

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

The Natural History Museum Picture Library, London

Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators

A Wreath to the Memory of Dr. Farlow: The Creation of Icones Farlowianae (1889–1930), an online exhibition by the Botany Libraries at Harvard University Herbaria


The Alfred Russel Wallace Page, created and maintained by Charles H. Smith, professor and science librarian at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY

Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs

Biographical Resources, a guide to the collections of The New York Public Library

Directory of botanists, plantsmen, landscapers, gardeners and writers of note, compiled by Sisley Garden Tours of England

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Echo Research Center, formerly The World Wide Web Virtual Library


Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI)

Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Waterloo Electronic Library Scholarly Societies Project

The World Wide Web Virtual Library Biosciences Index


Andre Michaux: Explorer, Collector, Botanist, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Encyclopedia of Flowers and Plants, from Botany.com

Flora of China

Flora of North America (FNA)

George Clifford Herbarium at the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland

Harvard University Herbaria

International Plant Names Index

International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases (TDWG) (Includes standards for plant names, geographical names and political entities)

Internet Directory for Botany (A listing of over 2,800 botanical links, compiled by R. Lampinen, S. Liu, A. S. Brach, and K. McCree)

Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature

Missouri Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Scott's Botanical Links, compiled by Scott D. Russell, professor of botany and director of Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Lab, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Sir Hans Sloane, Jamaican Botanical Collection

Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History: Department of Botany with links to the collections, which include field books, a searchable type specimens gopher and an index of historical collections.

Gardens and Horticulture

American Horticultural Society

Chelsea Physic Garden

GardenWeb, the Internet's garden community

Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania's Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA

History of Medicine

History of Medicine Services and Collections, maintained by Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

History of Science

General Resources in the History of Science, compiled by Wolfgang R. Dick

H-Sci-Med-Tech, a discussion list for scholars of science, medicine, and technology

History of Science/Science Studies Reference Sources, compiled by Doug Stewart

History of Science Society

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Echo Research Center, formerly The World Wide Web Virtual Library

Library Resources

Basic Library Resources for Botany, prepared by Anne Turhollow, Malcolm A. Love Library, San Diego State University

Botany (Biosciences), maintained by Scott Russell, University of Oklahoma

Botany: Tradition and Innovation, Vatican exhibit, Library of Congress

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Library

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL)

Harvard University Herbaria Botany Libraries

Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio

Library of Congress

Lloyd Library and Museum

Missouri Botanical Garden Library

National Agricultural Library

The Natural History Museum Botany Library, London

Oxford University, Radcliffe Science Library

Research Library Collections, links to libraries in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library Catalogue

Rutgers University Libraries, Guide to Special Collections and Archives

The WWW Virtual Library

Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

"Hotlist" of Science and Natural-History Museums, compiled by the Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Linnean Society of London

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

The Natural History Museum, London

The New York Public Library Natural History collections

Professional Societies and Organizations in Natural History

The Smithsonian Institution


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