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Botany and Plant Sciences   Tags: botany, flowers, plant sciences  

This guide identifies major information resources in botany including databases, bibliographies, handbooks, and guides.
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Major Resources and Tools for Botany (abstracts and databases)

  • 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.
  • Web of Science
    International coverage of core journals, 1900-. Includes cited reference searching. (Science Citation Index)
  • Scopus
    Interidsciplinary database. Includes links to citing articles, 1996-.
  • F1000Prime
    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.

Other Tips and Tools

- Tools and tips for assistance

List of Journals Indexed by BIOSIS Previews

Search results in Orbis can be limited to Online Books and Serials using the Quick Limits drop-down box below the simple search box. Yale subscriptions include access to the PlantSCIENCEnetBASE online book collection from CRC/Taylor & Francis.

For shelf browsing, Library of Congress classification QK is for botany.  At QK47 textbooks of botany may be found.

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