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This isn't really a blog, but a growing list of links. I try to keep them organized by function. Please use the date of the post as your indicator of the last time I've updated a given post/subject.
I started this for my own reference (yes, as bookmarks), but decided to "set it free". Well, not that free. I don't like social bookmarking, so here it is.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Literature Sources

This list is by no means exhaustive. It was created to help locate older literature that was not available to my local library. It was started in a largely pre-monster-digitalization-initiatives world, but until there's a crawler that gets all of these and more, finding library repos and journal archives remains important. There are some rogue journals in this list; I included them because they were major sources for the taxa I'd been working on.

My current recommendation is that one starts the search at Plazi and Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Internet Archive book collections (many libraries share special collections there) as the chances that libraries contributed to those sites are high..

General Interest

Online Citation Guide


Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin-Brandenburgische
Pre-1900 sources digitized by the Academy of Sciences Berlin-Brandenburg - most from Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences.
American Museum Novitates
AnimalBase :: early zoological literature online
AnimalBase has image captures of original descriptions of many taxa.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 1908-1950
Annals of Nature (Rafinesque 1820)
nb. printed 1820, publishing date is given as 1908 [src]
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
L'Emeroteca Digitale is an initiative promoted by Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, which aims to publish in digital format heritage of periodic interest for the history and culture of Italy.
Bücher  Bibliographie Landes Museum Biologiezentrum
now located at - Search engine for the Biologiezentrum, Museum Natur, Landesmuseum
Bulletin of the AMNH
The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature (1943-2000)  | more recent cases, search by case number | or browse via Biotaxa | see also this page regarding other ICZN publications
C O C U Y O - Carta Informativa de los Zoólogos de Invertebrados de Las Antillas
COCUYO Home Page
Check List: Journal of Species Lists and Distribution
On line Journal of Species Lists and Distribution, devoted to publishing species lists and geographic distribution maps of any known taxa [click here for archive of old site at Unesp]
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
Digitized by the Albert R. Mann Library, Ithaca, NY Cornell University. (Version January 2005).  "The literature of agriculture is replete with information about sustainable agricultural methods, observations, production, and effects. Until the 1940s, farmers did not use pesticides and chemical fertilizers in quantity. The record of pre-World War II agriculture is almost entirely a literature of what we now call "alternative" agriculture."
Cresson 1887 or download in Zenodo or BHL or see also in HOL (link breaks)
Darwin texts online (related resources) (archived site - The British Library Net internet service ceased to operate as of March 31, 2007 - see below)
Darwin (The Complete Works of Darwin Online)
- related article 
Plus de 4743 eBooks bien formatés!- [click here for archived site]
For the really old stuff (good for historical illustrations)
FORMIS - ant literature database (2012) [description here]
Gallica, bibliothèque numérique de la Bibliothèque nationale de France
Göttingen Digitisation Centre
Includes scans of Linnaeus' texts
Lyonia - journal of ecology and application
Hathi Trust
HathiTrust is a partnership of a number of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Many of the titles that had expired copyrights were available also through Google Books; after Google changed their rules for downloads they may not be finable there, so there's a chance they would be here. Note also that lots of titles are not available to be browsed outside of the US or from a non-library IP address, so it's free ma non tanto.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin edoc
edoc is the document and publication server is a service for members of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to electronically publish their works. It hosts work developed at the Humboldt University.
Hymenoptera On-Line Database | click here for archived
HymOL (Bibliography on Platygastroidea)
ICZN - Publications page
Has online versions of the Bulletin of Zool. Nomenclature (in part), Official lists and indexes and Opinions
Ingenta Select [x] (recommended only if desperate - only available to subscribers)
ISI Web of Knowledge [x] (recommended only if desperate - database search only available to subscribers)
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) Œuvres et rayonnement
Works by and about Jean-Baptise Lamarck 
Latreille, Lepeletier, Serville & Guérin-Méneville, 1825. view PDF (72.14M) or browse per page or see entry at Hymenoptera OnLine
Lepeletier 1835, PDF (28.3M) or browse per page via Hymenoptera OnLine 
The Linnaean Correspondence
Prepared under the aegis of the Swedish Linnaean Society, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Uppsala University and its library, and the Linnean Society of London, with the collaboration of the Centre international d'étude du XVIIIe siècle. 
Linnaeus 1767
Service- und Kompetenzzentrum der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Linnaeus 1788
edoc-Server der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Livres Pour Tous Ebooks
Livres pour tous - Des centaines de livres à télécharger gratuitement et légalement...
Mem. Acad. Sci. de l'Institut de France (browse all years available from Gallica)
Mem. Acad. Sci. de l'Institut de France 1806-1934
Memoirs of the AMNH
Microformas de América Latina 
Latin American Microforms (Portuguese) - UNMGL- new address not found, click here for archive
National Ecological Observatory Network :: NEON
NCSU Special Collections Research Center
I was not able to find an archived copy of this site. I am keeping the placeholder just in case
Online Books - UPENN
A list of electronic books, usually open access, curated by John Mark Ockerbloom Best used via subject search. Library  
Palaeoentomological Society, Int'l - library
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (1800-1905) 
Browse in Gallica 1800-1939 | Browse in Royal Soc. Web site 1905-current
Psyche (Cambridge) (1874-2000)
- post-2000 here
References (Polish Catalogue of tortoise beetles)
Réro Docs (REseau ROmand) Digital Library
Digitized resources from Western Switzerland libraries - Genève, Fribourg, Lausanne, Neuchâtel et Jura, Vaud, Valais).
Royal Society Publishing (free content)
Open access to all published content during Open Access Week (last full week of October). Includes the Philosophical Transactions from 1665-now
This phylogenetic list of described extant species of the world is called SPECIES ACCOUNTS because its purpose is to list and count the number of species in each group known to be related to each other through evolution.
The Tree of Life web project
Here's the archived site from its early stages, by morbid curiosity or a nice project history
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1864-1950
Victorian Web
William L. Brown - Memorial Digital Library
This (archived) collection of ant taxonomic literature has changed addresses a few times over the years, and by now most literature has been included in antbase
and if all else fails... Sci-Hub 

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