This guide identifies major information resources in botany including databases, bibliographies, handbooks, and guides.
- BIOSIS Previews
Premier botany database, 1926-. International coverage.
- BIOSIS Previews tutorial
Online help provided by the database producer.
- JSTOR Global Plants
A database of nearly 2 millon herbaria specimen images from around the world. Some special collecton materials such as Carl Linneaus's annotated editions of Species Naturae and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
- CAB Abstracts
Database for agriculture and applied biology citations and abstracts. International in coverage.
- Web of Science
International coverage of core journals, 1900-. Includes cited reference searching. (Science Citation Index)
U.S. agriculture literature citations, 1970-.
- Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
(eLS) A multi-volume work from Wiley. Key subject areas: biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution and diversity oflife, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, plant science, structural biology, virology.
Interidsciplinary database. Includes links to citing articles, 1996-.
Database of article recommendations by faculty.
- Google Scholar
A good complement to BIOSIS Previews searches. Use Yale Fulltext links and note "Cited by" numbers. Not all Yale libraries' online content is reflected in Yale Fulltext links; search Orbis manually for other items of interest.
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