The Digital Archive is an ongoing project to digitise all the BSBIís publications and make them available freely to everyone.
If there is a paper that you would like us to scan, please make a request.
On the BSBI Database you can search for botanical literature by genus. It is fairly comprehensive for publications on British & Irish plants in the second half of the 20th century.
Douglas Simpsonís comprehensive listing of sources of botanical information relating to the British Isles is now a scarce and valuable tome. It was scanned and digitized by Tim Rich at the National Museum of Wales, and is made available here as a download. Abbrevations have been expanded to make it more readable, and Dr Rich would welcome feedback and corrections.
Simpson, N.D. 1960 A Bibliographical Index of the British Flora. Privately printed, Bournemouth. Digitized and expanded by T.C.G. Rich, 2004.
>>> pdf 7.19 MB
Proceedings, BSBI Recorder and the Welsh, Irish and Scottish newsletters of the BSBI are also increasingly available on this archive. Scroll down the menu on the left of this page to see what is there.
BSBI News is the newsletter of the BSBI. It is not peer-reviewed, itís just a collection of letters sent in by members, but it contains many articles of interest to botanists. We have scanned most issues since it started in 1971, but some are still missing from our collection.
New! Cumulative Index of issues 1-110, compiled by Gwynn Ellis.
>> Cumulative Index (pdf 5.76 MB)