Plants and Periodicals

Attention botanists and historians!  The Library is conducting two new database trials featuring full-text content from now until the end of June.

1. AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: A collection of periodicals dating back to the Colonial Era through the Civil War  from one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. Subjects include art, history, literature, law, religion, science and more.   Search for full-text articles from primary sources during the most important periods of American history.  Filter your search by dates as far back as the 1691.  Includes thousands of titles produced overseas as well as on American soil.  Trial ends June 30, 2013

2. Global Plants (JSTOR): Global Plants is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world.   Includes images, maps, articles, letters, and other primary source materials related to the study of specific plant species around the world.   Trial ends June 30, 2013.

Take these two databases for a test drive, and let us know what you think!  Email Carol Hanan, the Electronic Resources Librarian, at or submit your comments below.