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Guide to Reference and Information Sources in Plant Biology

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in Plant Biology

This Web site contains the URLs and annotations for all Web-accessible resources listed in the third edition of Guide to Reference and Information Sources in Plant Biology, published by Libraries Unlimited in December 2005.  The guide lists and annotates nearly 1,000 books, journals, and Web sites.  The intent of this site is to keep the URLs for this select group of valuable Web-accessible sources up-to-date and available.  This supplemental site includes only the material from the book that contains links to Web sites and does not list print materials . No new sites will be added to this site once the book is published.

The Web sites have been chosen using the same criteria as the print material, namely that they are important, authoritative, have authors or sponsors with good credentials, and seem likely to remain available in the future.

The material types annotated in this guide include the following:

  • Bibliographies and Guides to the Literature - Includes bibliographies, guides to the literature, and guides to Web resources

  • Databases, Abstracts, and Indexes - Includes bibliographic databases, indexes, and others

  • Serials - Journals and review publications. This section is divided into two parts, general biology journals that are important to botanists, and plant-specific journals. The general journals are not annotated.  Although most journals are available electronically, their URLs are generally not included in the book or this Web supplement unless they contain freely available material.

  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Handbooks and Methods - Includes general works, protocols and methods, and data compendia

  • Textbooks and Treatises - Both textbooks and treatises (works that summarize a field)

  • Associations - Professional societies and organizations, especially those that publish one or more major journals; some research centers and major botanical gardens are also listed

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We hope you find this site useful and we welcome comments.

Diane Schmidt
Biology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Melody M. Allison
Assistant Biology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kathleen A. Clark
Biotechnology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Maria A. Porta
Assistant Acquisitions Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pamela F. Jacobs
Associate University Librarian for Collections, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario