How do I search if a particular digitized book, book chapter, journal or/and journal article is available within the digital collection?

You may search or browse the collection  from Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia. Please keep the following in mind when searching:

  • Terms are searched as unrestricted keywords and may appear in the selected metadata of the item.
  • Multiple words (e.g., "agricultural biodiversity") are searched as phrases.
  • Use advanced search to narrow down your search results.
  • Use sort function to sort by title alphabetical or publication year.

The print version of this book or journal is available in NUS libraries. Why is there no digital or e-version on Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia?

The digital or e-version may not be available due to 1 or more of the following reasons:

  • It does not match with the subject coverage of our collection (i.e. the biodiversity in Southeast Asia).

  • It is in the process of being digitized and will be made available online.
  • Copyright restrictions.

Is there a specific browser I should use for Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia?

The following browsers are fully supported:

For Windows

  • Google Chrome (current version)
  • Internet Explorer 10 and above
  • Firefox 7.X
  • Opera

For Mac

  • Google Chrome (current version)
  • Firefox
  • Safari 5.X (Mac)
  • Opera

How can I request more information about the materials available in the collection?

Researchers seeking information about specific items or collections unique to NUS Libraries are encouraged to e-mail questions to

Please use this e-mail address to request information about the contents of books and journals housed in NUS Libraries, access to these materials, or reproductions of these materials.

I can’t find the answer to my question in these FAQ - where can I get more help?

If you have a research question, please send email to

How to report a problem or provide feedback?

Please send email to to report a problem or provide your feedback.

Your questions and comments will be reviewed during regular business hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.