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    Below are links to the most popular Internet resources with scientific literature in the electronic formats, allowing to read and/or download it for free without registration. The list does not include numerous resources with the metadata on the electronic libraries, websites of publishers and journals, as well as resources where only titles and annotations of electronic publications are available (such as PubMed, JStor, WorldCat, etc.).

    • The Russian State Library: search by authors, titles, keywords; reading.
    • Scientific Literature: search manually by authors, ordered alphabetically (general list and in each of the sections); either reading or reading and downloading.
    • The National Academies Press | Biology and Life Sciences:  search by authors, titles, keywords; either reading or reading and downloading.
    • GoogleBook: reading and downloading; for the old books – in full, for the newer books – in part; search by authors, titles, keywords in titles; download (only for old books) or "semi-officially" by links using the freeware Google Books Downloader.
    • Google Academy: reading and partial downloading; search by authors, titles, keywords in titles.
    • The Biodiversity Heritage Library: books and journals for reading and downloading; search by authors, titles, keywords in titles, and years.
    • ScienceDirect: books and journals for downloading; search by authors, titles, keywords in titles, and years.
    • Gallica digital library:  books and journals for reading; search by authors, titles, keywords in the titles.
    • AnimalBase: books and journals on zoology for reading; search by alphabet, authors and years.
    • Botanicus Digital Library: books on botany for reading; alphabetical search by titles, authors.
    • Literature. Natural science: books for download; search through the list of authors.
    • Library “Flora and Fauna”:books on botany and zoology for download; search by authors and titles.
    • "I.Y. Pavlinov’s Library": books on the history and theory of taxonomy for download; manual search through the list.
    • BioStor: concentrates publications on natural history collected in the Biodiversity Heritage Library; search by keywords in titles and by publication dates, by journals and publishing houses. For on-screen reading.
    • The CyberLeninka Project: search by keywords and download.

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