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Taxonomic Keys: Home

This guide covers resources for helping to identify plants or animals.


Welcome to the Taxonomic Key Subject Guide. In this guide you'll find:

  • links to and selected lists of sources with taxonomic keys
  • links to databases for botany and zoology for locating literature on taxonomic keys

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Major Taxonomic Keys Resources (online)

Librarian for Life Sciences

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
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