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What is BioStor?

BioStor provides tools for extracting, annotating, and visualising literature from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (and other sources). For background and further details please see:

Page, R. D. (2011). Extracting scientific articles from a large digital archive: BioStor and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. BMC Bioinformatics. Springer Science + Business Media. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-187

The main purpose of BioStor is to find articles in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. To get started you can read the guide to using BioStor, or go directly to the Reference Finder. You can also use BioStor to find references from within EndNote and Zotero. If you use the Firefox web browser you could install the OpenURL Referrer add on, which will add the same functionality to sites that support support COinS, such as Mendeley.

BioStor is a project by Rod Page. For data sources see Credits.



Distribution of articles over time



ReferenceFeature reference demonstrates
Achille P Raselimanana, Christopher J Raxworthy and Ronald A Nussbaum (2000) A revision of the dwarf Zonosaurus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Cordylidae) from Madagascar, including descriptions of three new species Scientific Papers Natural History Museum University of Kansas 18, 1-16 50335 Automatically extracted map
Beiträge zur nähem naturhistorischen Kenntniß des Unterdonaukreises in Bayern,J Waltl, Isis von Oken 31: 250-261 (1838) 50357 Single physical page has two columns of text, each of which has a separate page number, i.e., one page corresponds to two "pages" of text.
Description of a new species of subterraean isopod, W P Hay, Proceedings of the United States National Museum 21(1176): 871-872 (1921) 50287 Haplophthalmus puteus n. sp. (not picked up by OCR)


Some notable authors (images from Wikipedia)

Nathan Banks
Lipke Holthuis

David Starr Jordan
Mary Rathbun

Hobart M Smith

James Edward Smith

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