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Sterling Morton Library Digital Resources
Offers thousands of e-books for digital borrowing through a recently formed consortium of botanical and horticultural libraries, including the Sterling Morton Library.
ACORN (Arboretum Collections and Resources Nexus)
Provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library. New resources are added to the system on a regular basis as a part of ongoing cataloging and digitization efforts.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Works to make biodiversity heritage available to all through open access to a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries. Over 100,000 volumes have been digitized. Search or browse the collections by title, author, date, or collection.
Botanicus Digital Library
Focuses primarily on beautifully illustrated volumes from the rare book collection of the Missouri Botanical Garden Library, creating a web-based encyclopedia of digitized historic botanical literature.
HathiTrust Digital Library
Contains the product of a partnership of academic and research institutions working to make digital collections and books freely available worldwide. Search or browse through the collections to see manuscripts, rare books, images, and much more.
Digital Public Library of America
Draws on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future generations through this open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources. Search or browse for photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and more.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Compiles freely available scholarly articles and journals from over 9,000 journals.