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BOTANICAL SCIENCES- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001
See also:
Cells
Agriculture
Landscape Architecture

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BOTANY

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v 2
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 4
DiMichele, William A. "Botany".  v.2 Sinnott, Edmund W. "Botany". v.4

BROWSING GUIDE  580'S
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

580's     Plants
581's     Specific Topics in Natural History
582's     Plants Noted for Characteristics and Flowers
583's     Magnoliopsyda  (Dicotyledons)
584's     Liliopsyda  (Monocotyledons)
585's     Pynophyta (Gymnosperms)  Coniferales
586's     Cryptogamia (Seedless Plants)
587's     Pteridophyta  (Vascular Seedless Plants)
580's     Bryophyta

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
Botany, Medical 
Buds 
Bulbs (Botany) 
Climbing plant
Ferns 
Fruit 
Leaves 
Mycology
Botany--Pre-Linnean works 
Materia medica, Vegetable
Fertilization of plants 
Dangerous plants 
Plant cells and tissues 
Plants--Identification 
Botany--Experiments
Flowers--Morphology
Herbals
Medicinal plants 
Botany--Morphology 
Botany--Anatomy 
Plant names, Popular 
Plant diseases 
Plant physiology
Plants--Variation 
Plant ecology 
Plants 
Seedlings 
Trees 
Plant ecology
Plants, Useful 
Weeds 
Paleobotany 

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject.Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
Botany: Bibliographic Guides 
These resources summarize the topic and lead you to other resources.
Magill's Survery of Science Biology Series
(Look in the Catergory Index for Botany topics)

 

Ref. 570 M194 1991
 

 

Botany: Dictionaries  These 
give definitions for Botany
Science Dictionary of the Plant World Ref. 581.03 C539 1969
Botany: Primary Sources . Ref. 
Botany: Atlases /Almanacs Organogenesis of Flowers, a Photographic Text-Atlas Ref. 582.0463 S253
Botany: Handbooks 
These  are usually one-volume works 
which specialize in one area and 
give a short explanation or description .
Many of these are well illustrated.
Plant Classification
Plant Kingdom, Evolution and Form
Botany Illustrated
A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Trees of North America, a Field Guide ...
Common Weeds of the United States
Trees of NOrth America
Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses
Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Book of Trees and Forests of the World
Plant LIfe (by regions)
Health Plants of the World
Ref. 580.12 B474 1979
Ref. 581R953
Ref. 581 G559
Ref. 582.130979 N666 1976
Ref. 582.13 H842 1961
Ref. 582.1609 B864
Ref. 581.642 A278 1971
Ref. 582.16 M681 1987
Ref. 581.6303 B781 1995
Ref. 582.16 M367 1990
REf. 581.9P713 1990
REf. 581.634 B326
Botany: Encyclopedias
These are encyclopedias devoted 
to Botany topics. Contents vary. 
An illustrated flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Posessions
Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of Plants and Earth Sciences
Ref. 581.97 B862 

Ref. 580.3 M367 1988

Botany:  Article Reprints  SIRS Life Sciences  (Look in Comprehensive Index  for Botany topics) Ref.Desk 570.5 L722
Botany:  Biographies

 

World of Biology (includes biographies)
Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists 
Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Ref. 570.3 W927 1999
Ref. Ref. 509.22B615 1998
Ref. 509.22 D554

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September, 1978  to  June, 2001