Global Plants (plants.jstor.org) is a database of plant type specimens, reference works, and primary sources (diaries, correspondence, illustrations, photographs) and is an essential resource for research in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.
Global Plants holds nearly 3 million specimens and other plants materials
2018 YTD objects added total 18,660
2017 added 19,035 objects
2016 added 170,000+ specimens and 4,700 related objects
The Global Plants database contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens, and this number continues to grow. Partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs, are also housed in Global Plants. Highlights include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa and Flowering Plants of South Africa; illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; and Kew’s Directors' Correspondence comprising handwritten letters and memoranda from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928.
Recently added collections include:
In addition to Global Plants, JSTOR includes thousands of academic ebooks and journals in related fields:
JSTOR Life Sciences Collection: comprehensive access to 160 foundational journals in major biological subfields: aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology. More than 100 peer-reviewed ecology and botany journals. Some publishers, including the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Ebooks: more than 3,000 science ebooks from leading publishers such as Princeton University Press, University of California Press, Purdue University Press, and MIT Press.
JSTOR Sustainability: a digital library of academic research covering issues of environmental stress and human security. Learn more about it at labs.jstor.org/sustainability.
Your library's access to JSTOR may include some or all of these materials. Contact your library for more information.
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