Now Available to Search in Eight Centuries: Biodiversity Heritage Library
16 November 2022 by Paratext Editorial

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Paratext is happy to announce another recent addition to Eight Centuries: the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

A database founded in 2006 and maintained by a consortium of United States and European libraries and academies, the BHL operates as an Open Source resource for the biological research community.

The BHL data contained in Eight Centuries comprises over 166 thousand records to biology texts ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Within the Biodiversity Heritage Library, find sources on the brain structures of salamanders, early scientific studies on edible mollusks, congressional efforts to increase the number of women in the sciences, and much more.


Users of Eight Centuries can access entries from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Check your institution’s database subscriptions to find if you have access to Eight Centuries, or sign up for a free trial at

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