HOLLIS: Search Botany holdings in Harvard's online catalog, HOLLIS. Cambridge holdings appear as:

  • Botany Ames Orchid: Oakes Ames Orchid Library
  • Botany Arnold (Cambr.): Library of the Arnold Arboretum
  • Botany Econ. Botany: Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames
  • Botany Farlow Library: Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany
  • Botany Gray Herbarium: Library of the Gray Herbarium
  • Botany Gray/Arnold: Combined Gray/Arnold holdings
HOLLIS HOLLIS for Archival Discovery: Explore collection guides, finding aids, and inventories to locate unique materials in Harvard's special collections and archives. How to use Harvard’s special collections and archives
Biodiversity Heritage Library BHL: Search the digital collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, world-wide collaboration of natural history libraries committed to providing open access to select biodiversity literature. Most of the Botany Libraries scanned books and many archival items are available here.  BHL Libguide
Harvard Digital Collections

Digital Collections: Free public access to digital objects from the Harvard collections, including art, documents, and audio/visual materials. Searchable across all objects.

Harvard Curiosity Collections

CURIOsity: Curated exhibits of digital objects from Harvard collections, with specialized search options.

Harvard University Herbaria Databases

HUH Databases

  • Botanists: Search for authors of botanical names, collectors of botanical specimens, and authors of botanical publications.
  • Publications: Search for titles and abbreviations of botanical publications with authors, dates of publication and BPH and TL2 references.
  • Specimens: Search for specimen records, primarily type specimens from the Harvard University Herbaria and New England Botanical Club served from our Specify6 specimen database.
International Plant Names Index (IPNI) IPNI (International Plant Name Index). Search for names and associated basic bibliographical details of all vascular plants.
Taxonomic Literature, 2nd ed. (TL2) TL-2 (Taxonomic Literature, 2nd ed.) offers comprehensive bibliographical and biographical coverage for systematic botany literature published between 1753 and 1940.
International Fossil Plan Names Index

The International Fossil Plant Names Index is a global registry of scientific names of fossil organisms covered by the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants (formerly International Code of Botanical Nomenclature) and International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf, Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf provides searchable access to Harvard and Radcliffe annual reports from circa 1825-1995.


Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden. The Peter H. Raven Library Catalog. 

New York Botanical Garden Library Catalog

New York Botanical Garden. The Mertz Library Catalog.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Library and Archives Catalog.

JSTOR: Global Plants

JSTOR Global Plants (Access Requires a Harvard ID)