BHL-Europe is mobilizing the published knowledge of biological diversity
and make this digital literature freely available to everyone through this portal.

Content highlights

  • Search for truncated terms

    type the term in the form word* *word or *word*. This cannot be combined with the exact word/phrase checkbox.

  • Bibliographic basket

    Add the item from the result list and then download the metadata in various formats and combinations from the biblio basket above the primary menu.

  • Search for ranges of years

    use the Browse by year options or type the [start TO end] in advanced search for the “year" field.

  • Save query

    When you create your own BHL-Europe account, you can interrupt your work, save it as a save query and get back to it to continue anytime you want.

  • Expand search

    the expand search is representing the additional web services as a CoL, PESI and VIAF helping you with search of authors and scientific names.

  • Scientific name

    You can use the simple search or advance for searching the Scientific names including in the BHL-Europe content.

  • Boolean operators

    use the buttons or type: word AND word (doc. containing both words); word OR word (doc. containing one of the words); NOT word (doc. not containing this word).

  • Search for exact phrase

    You can use it as across all fields checking the exact term/phrase box, or across a specific field checking the box inside the field.

  • Advanced search

    Advanced search will allow you to use the additional web services, search parameters and combine the search fields.