How do I search for scientific names in BHL?

You can search for a scientific name starting from either the general search bar or advanced search page.

If you are starting from General Search…

Enter a taxonomic name into the general search box:

sci names general search

Select the Scientific Names tab from the results screen:

sci names tab

If you are starting from Advanced Search

Select the Scientific Names tab to search for your name:

sci names advanced search

Both methods will return a list of names matching your search. Click on the desired name:

scientific names list

You will be taken to the Species Bibliography for that name, which lists all of the individual pages where that name occurs. Use the Pages column to access specific pages.

sci names bibliography

Bibliographies use the canonical form of the species name and include results for both the canonical and long name (with author/date) forms. Bibliography URLs for the long name include references for both name forms.

Learn more about how the Taxonomic Name Recognition algorithm in BHL works.

Tags: taxonomy, binomials, genus, global names, taxa, taxon, search, data mining, text mining, OCR, optical character recognition