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Plant Taxonomy: Books

The aim is to list useful resources and research tools (both print and online) for plant taxonomists and to encourage you to seek help in finding information - making the best use of libraries and online resources.
Subjects: Plant Taxonomy

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Finding Books at the Sherardian Library

At the Sherardian Library, open-shelf books can be found in the Fielding-Druce Herbarium, the Daubeny Herbarium and the General Reading Room. Books are organised according to Universal Decimal Classification and are ordered accordingly by shelfmark. All material is for Reference Only and must not be removed from the library.

Rare and historical material in the special collections can be consulted by appointment only. Please contact the librarian, Anne-Marie Catterall, to arrange an appointment.


Some, but not all, of the Sherardian Library holdings are included in the Oxford University on-line catalogue, OLIS:

  • All open-shelf books, books in the Fielding-Druce Herbarium, Daubeny Herbarium and General Reading Room, and serials are on SOLO.
  • Most of the closed access collection books kept in the Herbarium Store are not yet on SOLO
  • Orders are shown on SOLO.
  • All serial parts received from 1 January 1999 are on SOLO.

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New Book Highlights

Highlighted below are some recent additions to the collection. A full list of recent additions can be obtained by downloading the file on the right of this page.

New Books List

The file below contains a list of new additions to the library. You can download and view the list on your own computer.