KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Search page

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Here you can search across Kew's three major bibliographic databases in one go.

Datasets to search:  Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature What's this?
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e.g. Wilson_RC, Myrtaceae, Rhododend*

Enter one or more terms to search across the entire reference. The more terms you enter, the narrower your search — so for example, searching on Kenya Aloe will retrieve references mentioning both Kenya and Aloe. Don't enter any punctuation or brackets, and use the wild card character (*) to search for partial words.

To search for references by a particular author just enter his or her surname (eg Wilson).

To narrow the search use his or her initials (as Wilson_RC, or "Wilson RC" or simply Wilson RC).

If you don't know the full initials you can use a wild card search such as Wilson_R*

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