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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

Purchase Request

To submit a collections purchase request to the library click here: Purchase Request. A library selector will be in touch with you.

Selected Books with Taxonomic or Identification Keys (click on covers & arrows)

Major Taxonomic Keys Resources (online)

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