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Agriculture: Plant Sciences   Tags: agriculture, databases, horticulture, journals, plant sciences  

This guide is designed to help you find databases, web resources, journal and books related to Plant Sciences.
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014 URL: http://libguides.utk.edu/plantsciences Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Pendergrass Library

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The librarians and staff at Pendergrass Library can help at any step of the research process. If you're experiencing difficulty finding the information you need, using a database, citing your sources, or are having any other trouble, visit our Web site to contact someone for assistance by text chat, e-mail, or phone.

You can also visit us in person. Here's how to find Pendergrass Library, which is located on UT's Agriculture campus.

Agriculture Databases thru Web of Science

Specific Databases

*Online resources at UT Libraries may require NetID and password for off-campus access.

In addition to the databases included in the Agriculture Databases Guide, the following databases may also be useful for plant sciences research:

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Includes references to topics in landscape architecture and landscape design.
  • Crop Protection Compendium
    An encyclopedic, mixed-media tool that draws together scientific information on all aspects of crop protection. It features extensive global coverage of pests, diseases, weeds and their natural enemies, the crops that are their hosts, and the countries in which they occur.Detailed datasheets, pictures for easy identification, bibliographic records, and full-text journal and conference articles are available.

    Select "Log In" (upper right hand corner), then select "Continue using IP Address." Be sure to select "Log Off" when finished.
  • Horticopia professional [electronic resource]
    Accessible on the Adaptive Workstation in the Pendergrass library. Ask at the front desk for help. Multimedia reference tool for plants. Includes separate databases for herbaceous and woody plants, searchable by botanical or common name.

General Databases

  • Agricola
    1970+.
    An index to materials in agriculture and other related fields. This database is excellent for US focused research conducted by the USDA. The database is international in scope; however, since the mid-1980s, the emphasis has shifted to indexing materials that are not indexed by other resources such as CAB Abstracts.

    Subfields indexed include: animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental science.
  • Biological Abstracts
    Biological Abstracts indexes citations and abstracts from life science journals and meeting reports. Click 'All Databases' tab to search top biological sciences databases simultaneously: Bio Abs, Web of Science, Zoological Record, and CABI. Video tutorials are available, as well as a quick reference card.

    Subfields indexed include: botany, microbiology, and pharmacology.
  • CAB Abstracts
    1910+.
    A comprehensive database indexing citations and abstracts from journals, books, reports, handbooks, conference proceedings, and other "grey" literature about significant international research and development literature in the applied life sciences.

    Need help? See CAB Quick Reference Card Guide to Searching, look for tutorials within the search interface, check the training sessions available from Web of Knowledge, or contact the librarians at Pendergrass Library.

    Subfields indexed include: agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.
  • Google Scholar
    A search engine for scholarly literature. Use this link to Google Scholar to be recognized as a University of Tennessee user and to see links to the UT FindText service. For more information on Google Scholar, see the Google Scholar FAQ.
  • ScienceDirect
    Coverage varies.
    An index of peer-reviewed, full-text scientific, technical, and medical content. Content has embedded links to external datasets, including those from PANGAEA, Scopus, and Reaxys, where applicable.
  • Web of Science
    1900+.
    An index of the world's leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Includes simultaneous access to Food & Science Technology Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, MEDLINE and Zoological Records. Click here for a list of journals indexed in Web of Science.

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Librarian

 

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is an important topic for science students. Research Ethics for Scientists: A Companion for Students, written by Dr. Neal Stewart of UT's Department of Plant Sciences, is recommended reading on the subject. You can access this book below.

You can find additional sources for information about RCR in this document from the National Science Foundation. Columbia University has a series of online courses on RCR here.

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Research Ethics for Scientists - C. Neal (Jr) Stewart
Call Number: Q180.55.M67 S76 2011
ISBN: 9780470745649
Publication Date: 2011
Online resource available to unlimited users. Click the title to access this e-book.

This book is also available at both Hodges and AgVet by using the call number listed.


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