A trial of Global Plants from JSTOR is available through 8/12/13.
The largest of its kind, Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.
Global Plants contains the contributed collections of more than 270 herbaria from around the globe. Herbaria preserve plant type specimens that are used for the study of botany, ecology, and other plant science disciplines. Plant type specimens are in great demand for scientific study because of their pivotal role as original vouchers of nomenclature. They also act as a historical record of changes in various flora.
There are nearly two million high-resolution type specimens currently in the Global Plants database, and this number will continue to grow.
This library resource is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/602. Please give us your feedback regarding this trial by completing a brief survey. Direct questions or comments to Nate Hosburgh, Electronic Resources Librarian, nhosburgh(at)montana.edu.