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Suzi Teghtmeyer, Agriculture, Botany and Forestry Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries, has assembled a table of contents-level index of volumes 1–57 of The Great Lakes Botanist / TheMichigan Botanist. This index includes citation information for 1,864 entries of articles, announcements, regularly featured articles, biographies, and more. As an enhancement to the 245 generic “Book Review” entries found in the tables of contents, the book review entries in the index also include the title and author of the reviewed item in the title field, thereby identifying what is reviewed. Also, “On the cover” descriptions are included for all covers.

What is not included are lists of all species and geographic locations named in the text of each article. Some articles may have some of that content in the field “Author’s Keywords,” but that would include only a minority of the articles. A better resource for deep indexed information, please consult the subject indexes produced at the end of vol. 15 and at the end of every third volume thereafter through vol. 34/1995, and utilize the search function on the The Great Lakes Botanist website for vol. 37/1998 to current.

The index was created using the free citation management software (CMS) Mendeley. The index file exports as an RIS file and can be uploaded into a variety CMS programs, including Zotero, EndNote, and EndNote Web, as well as Mendeley.

Ms. Teghtmeyer can send the file to persons who want it via email (the file is less than 1 MB). To request the file, email Ms. Teghtmeyer at and place ‘GLB RIS file’in the subject line. We also expect that the file will be available as a download from the Michigan Botanical Club website.

Ms. Teghtmeyer hopes that this index can assist botanical students, researchers, and plant enthusiasts find forgotten articles regarding the flora, botanical publications, and botanists of the Great Lakes region. As a reminder, the full articles are publicly accessible through HathiTrust and our website, In addition, the full run of the journal is currently being made available through the publicly available Biodiversity Heritage Library website,, where volumes 1–18 and 47–57 are currently available.