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What is in EOL?

What is in EOL?

The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on Earth—one web page for each species. But EOL is much more than 1.9 million species pages. It's an incredible resource for text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more, all freely available online. And, the true power of EOL comes from its users—users like you—who create Collections, start and join Communities, share their species images and make EOL a vibrant and ever-expanding meeting place for everyone interested in nature. Contact Us  to let us know how you are using EOL.

At the heart of EOL are its taxon pages—one species per page.
media
Explore EOL’s rich multimedia library of images, video and sounds.
collections
Create a customized collection of species information that you can save, annotate and share. You can also use your collection to create a field guide or a game.
bhl
Find biodiversity literature on EOL taxon pages provided by the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).