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Horticulture 100 Plant Images
: Created and maintained
by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Brigham Young
University, this site includes a JPEG gallery of approximately
150 economically important plants. Images may be used for
AgNIC Home Page: AgNIC (Agriculture
Network Information Center) is a distributed netowrk of agriculture-related
information, subject area experts, and other resources. It was established
by an alliance of the National Agricultural Library, land-grant universities,
and other organizations committed to facilitating public access to agricultural
and related information.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR):
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this site is a resource for genomic
data on Arabidopsis thaliana. some information is from the former
"Arabidopsis thaliana Database" (AtDB), which was maintained by Stanford
University's Medical School, Department of Genetics.
Arctic Attic: Need to know the
history of arctic sea ice, whether mercury pollution is harming polar bears, or
perhaps the current temperature of the North Pole? These are just a few
tidbits to be found at the Arctic Theme Page, a new collection of links and
arcticles from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The site is aimed at a wide audience, from teachers to college students to
researchers. A section for scientists leads to maps and data at NOAA and
other angencies - from satellite images tomaps of protected marine areas - as
well as dozens of research institutions. Other links cover everything from
nothern lights and Alaska archaeology to arctic foxes and hares.
Astrobiology at NASA:
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and density of
life in the universe. It uses multiple scientific disciplines and space
technologies. The site features News, Overview, Science Goals, Missions,
Technologies, Workshops, Education, Online Tutorial, and Handy Reference
Atlas Florae Europaeae: Edited by Jaakko Jalas, Juha Suominen, Raino
Lampinen, and Arto Kurtto and published by the Committee for Mapping the
Flora of Europe and Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo. The atlas shows
European distribution of species and subspecies. Ranges are mapped in
grids of 50-km squares, totaling 4,419 squares for Europe. Notes list
synonyms, taxonomy and nomenclature data, important additions and corrections
(mainly complementing Flora Europaea) and references to maps of the total range.
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Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project: The
Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) is a consortium of the Drosophila
Genome Centers and is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
The site features the Berkeley Fly Database, Map Viewers, Analysis Tools,
FlyBase, Genomic DNA, Transposon Insertions, and Publications and Methods.
Biology and Biotechnology Research Program:
Offering basic descriptive information on the Program and its research areas,
this site features the following categories: Quick Program Overview,
Research in Progress, Program Accomplishments, Abstracts, Program Management and
Funding Sources, Laboratory Facilities and Staff, and Educational Opportunities.
The Abstracts section includes a list of publications by members of the
Ptorgram. Consisting primarily of brief descriptions of research conducted
by the Program, past and present, this site will be primarily of interest to
other researchers in biotechnology.
BioMed Central: BioMed Central
offers fast, efficient online publishing of research articles in all areas of
medical research with full peer review and no barriers to access of any kind.
Submission is online and authors retain copyright. All original articles
are published in one of the BioMed Central journals - as well as being posted
without delay on PubMed Central and indexed in PubMed.
BioResearch: BioResearch, part of the
service is a browsable and searchable collection of internet resources in the
biological and biomedical fields maintained by staff at the University of
Nottingham Greenfield Medical Library. The primary gateway is a search
screen: users will find slightly more detailed choices under the advanced search
option. Most useful is the browse option, where the subjects are broken
down under the National Library of Medicine's medical subject headings.
Clicking on the Internet Bioresearcher button leads to a nice tutorial on
Internet information literacy.
(Smithsonian Institution): The Department of Botany, Namtional Museum
of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution provides information on its
collections, research, and publications. Links to the departments
searchable databases include the U.S. Wood Collection, Lichen, and Checklist of
the Plants of the District of Columbia.
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CalFlora: CalFlora is a
comprehensive database of plant distribution for California. A joint
project of USDA Forest Service, UC Berkeley Digital Library Project. USGS,
UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden,
and others, its components inlude:
Carnivorous Plant Database
Species Database: Geogrpahic distribution summaries, habitat, and lifeform data
for the approximately 8,400 vascular plant taxa native to, or naturalized in,
Occurrence Database: More than 600,000 observations of plants within
California, uniting data from numerous public agencies, herbaria, private
organizations, and individuals.
Nomenclature Database: Information on relationships between plant names
used by various observers, past and present. A useful tool for accessing
and summarizing occurrence observations and a source of historical information
on usage of plant names in California.
From Rick Walker, HP Labs in Palo Alto, California, this site
provides nomeclature information and images of carnivorous
plants that can be retrieved via the searchable database.
Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps: Compiled by Claire
Englander (University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley) and Philip
Hoehn (Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, Stanford University),
this site is arranged by area, world or continent, and subdivided by region or
CONSLINK - The Conservation Network
(listserv): mailto: email@example.com with "sub conslink name" in body
of the message. The list is sponsored and hosted by the Smithsonian, and
covers a wide vareity of conservation topics.
CISTI - Canada Institute
for Scientific and Technical Information: Established in 1924, CISTI is one
of the largest scientific and technical libraries in North America.
CISTI's collection contains over 54,000 different serial titles and over 700,000
books, conference proceedings and technical reports, and is readily accessible
through a document delivery system renowned for its speed and reliability.
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Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and
Ethnobotanical Databases: This project, of James A. Duke and Stephen
M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, is housed at the USDA's National Germplasm Resources
Laboratory. Resources include:
EthnobotDB: 80,000 records of plant uses worldwide
PhytochamDB: plant chemical data, including quantity, taxonomic
occurrence, and chemical activity; and
MPNADB: Medicinal Plants of Native America: 17,634 items representing the
medicinal uses of 2,147 species from 760 genera and 142 families by 123
different Native American groups.
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Information on the Technical and Economical Efficiencies of Producing,
Marketing, and Managing Environmental Plants is available at this site. It
contains a comprehensive publication collection on economic and horticultural
developments in the nursery and greenhouse industries. The site is
maintained by Tim Rhodus, Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and
Home Page: This site provides details on total and partial solar and
lunar eclipses around the world. It includes eclipse maps, listings, path
coordinates, explanations, and prediction information. With the greatest
details for recent times, the site also has a Five Thousand Year Catalog of
Solar Eclipses, a Seven Thousand Year Catalog of Very Long Solar Eclipses, and a
Five Thousand Year Catalog of Lunar Eclipses. The site also offers a
variety of publications, bulletins, dates, educational material, and a wide
variety of other sources. Eclipse predictions are by Fred Espenak of GSFC,
which explains the site title.
Ethnobotanical Resources Directory:
Created by Michael B. Thomas, Department of Botany, University of Florida.
This site's categories include publications, bibliographies, conferences/society
meetings, databases, educational opportunities, research projects, Web
directories, cool sites, articles and miscellaneous sites.
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Flora of Europe - a
Photographic Herbaria: Flora of Europe is an amateur photo-herbarium,
established in 1997. It contains approximately 660 pictures of flowers,
mostly of southern Europe. There are 284 species (63 families, 179 genera)
Flora of North America: More than
800 scientists at 30 institutions are collaborating on this project to provide
information on the plants that "grow outside of cultivation" north of Mexico
(21,000 species). Entries are signed and include physical descriptions,
numbers of genera and species, distribution, and literature references.
Online records can be searched by province, elevation, name, or other text word.
This resource is relted to the printed volumes of the same title, being
published by Oxford University Press.
Forage Information System: From
David Hannaway, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University,
this site is a global forage information resource. It also contains a
glossary of forage-related terms.
ForestWorld: Categories at this
site include news and views, databases and directories, certification and
sustainability, forest industry, Internet directory, woods of the world, photo
gallery, and marketplace.
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Plant Checklist Project
: The International Organization for Plant
Information (IOPI) has identified this project as a top priority. The
Global Plant Checklist, encompassing about 300,000 vascular plant species and
more than 1 million names, will serve as a taxonomic backbone to which users can
append more specialized information. Eventually the Checklist will also
include nonvascular plants. IOPI calls this a "work in progress," lacking
the refinements envisaged for the fully relational Checklist when funds are
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Harvard University Herbaria
the Herbaria's 5 millionth specimen, this site also provides links to other
large plant collection sites, numerous searchable databases, descriptions of its
collections, research, publications, and visitor information. The Farlow
Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany section provides e-mail reference
service. The Databases sedtion contains an extensive list of the world's
most endangered mosses and liverworts.
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Internet Directory for Botany
searchable and browsable gateway, the IDB provides more than 4,000 links to
botanical information including university departments, societies,
organizations, museums, checklists, threatened plants, gardening, biologists'
addresses, economic botany, software, and images. Also included is an
extensive, international listing of arboreta and gardens.
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: jake (Jointly Administered
Knowledge Environment) is a reference source which makes finding, managing, and
linking online journals and journal articles easier for students, researchers,
and librarians. jake does this by managing online resource metadata with a
database union list, title authority control, and linking tools, as well as
making it easy to add a local holdings layer. jake is free for anyone to use,
modify, copy, or redistribute under the terms of the GNU General Public License
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: The official web site for
the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew provides information on collections, research,
and publications. Includes the searchable databases "Vascular Plant
Families" and "Genera and Authors of Plant Names". The site also contains
a five-source compilation of data on the amounts of nuclear DNA in seed plant
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Missouri Botanical Garden
Visitor information on the garden's arboretum is plentiful at this site.
The library's catalog and the "w3TROPICOS" (Vascular Tropicos) database of plant
names are searchable.
Morton Arboretum and Sterling Morton Library:
The section on plant information and collections includes e-mail reference
service. Questions are answered by a librarian.
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National Agricultural Library
information about USDA's many programs, services, and agencies, the National
Agricultural Library also offers free searching of Agricola (1970-). In
the Agencies section, choose "Forest Service" to access the Climate Change Atlas
for 80 Tree Species of the Eastern U.S. In the Hot Topics section, choose
"Biotechnology Overview" and "Research" for reports of genetically engineered
Photographic Index: The Australian National Botanic Gardens provides a
large collection of photographic slides of identified Australian plant species.
It also features environmental and conservation images.
Natural History Museum (London):On this
e-mail reference service choose "Enquiries" from the drop-down box; on the
Museum Enquiries Page, scroll down to Science Enquiries. users can search
the Library Catalog and the Picture Library. This site contains nearly 600
images (mostly art reproductions) of plants and flowers.
Natural Resources Defense Council: NRDC uses
law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members nationwide to protect
the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy
environment for all living things. The Natural Resources Defense Council
(NRDC) website provides a comprehensive environmental perspective on what's
happening in the world today. You'll find everything environmental on
NRDC's website, from quick overviews and fun features to in-depth technical
materials. The hundreds of resources include news, legislative updates,
scientific research, policy analyses and an action center that makes it easy to
make your voice heard. Among NRDC's fun features: an environmental calendar with
new (and free) wallpaper every month, an environmental timeline and interactive
NCBI Coffee Break: The
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has developed the Coffee
Break to provide short reviews of high profile stories involving biotechnology.
This site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine at the Natinal
Institutes of Health. The Coffee Break articles are written by staff
members at NCBI. Each article is a page long summary that covers a single
topic. The short reports resemble standard news releases, but unlike a
news release, the Coffee Break articles provide links to the original articles
that the story is based upon as well as other references, background, and
related materials. NCBI posts only two articles per month, with only one
listed for December of 1999.
New York Botanical Garden: A vast array
of information about the garden and its activities is presented.
Searchable databases include the library catalog, the "Index to American
Botanical Literature" (selected years) and digital photos of vascular plant type
specimens (totaling 6,500 now and 75,000 later). Go to "Herbarium Specimen
Images" in the "What's New" section. The Vascular Plant Type Category is
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Plant Dictionary Image
: The Plant Dictionary is an indexed system of multimedia
teaching resources for Horticulture and Crop Science. The dictionary is
organized in the following subsections. "Plants of Horticulture" is a
searchable database of 3,878 high-quality images and horticultural descriptions
for hundreds of unique species and cultivars. "Pests & Disease of
Horticulture" is a searchable database of 1,000+ high-quality images featuring
pests, diseases, and other plant problems. "Biology of Horticulture"
includes pictures, questions, and labs related to biological processes and
functions of plants. "Technology of Horticulture" includes pictures,
questions, and labs related to mechanisms and procedures involved in propagating
PlantFacts Search Engine:
Created and maintained by the staff of Horticulture and Crop Science in Virtual
Perspective at Ohio State University, this resource includes two databases.
The "Factsheet Database" contains guides for answering plant-related questions
from 46 universities and government institutions across the U.S. and Canada.
Links are provided to more than 20,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and
bulletins that provide a concentrated source of plant-related information.
The "Research and Teaching" database provides links to more than 20,000 pages
from 40 American university departments related to admissions, degree
requirements, career opportunities, research projects, and online courses.
Plants for a Future: A
resource center for rare and unusual plants, particularly edible and medicinal
plants, is featured at this site from the UK.
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Science on the Internet:
Maintained by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), this site offers a
broad range of earth and environmental science Web sites. Featuring USGS
sites, the page starts with an Index of U.S. Geological Survey Servers and
another link to the USGS by Theme. Other scientific disciplines are
available: Astronomy and Space Science; Atmospheric Science; Biology;
Climate; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Earthquakes; GIS;
Hydrology; Oceanography; Other Science Resources; Physics; and Vulcanology.
While not all of the sites listed are government sites, most of the listings are
limited to educational and not-for-profit sites.
Scientific World: Designed for
science professionals, The Scientific World currently provides the world's
scientific research information as single articles without the need for journal
subscription. They deliver leading-edge scientific business and world
news, and alert each Member (voluntary membership is free) to future scientific
and business events of specific interest to them.
Links: Including more than 3,000 links, this site features both
searchable and browsable gateways. Categories include: databases,
multimedia experiences, illustrations, systematics, and Web resources.
Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical
Illustration: More than 500 images of Bromelaciae, Catacae, and
Melastomataceae by mid to mid-20th century artists are available. The
collection will eventually grow to 3,000 images. Images are copyrighted by
the Smithsonian. Supported by a grant from the Atherton Seidell Endowment
Fund, this resources was developed by Larry Dorr, Ellen Farr, and Alice
Smithsonian Magazine: Explore Art,
Science, and History: This electronic version of Smithsonian includes
the table of contents, selected articles and images from the print version.
Access is by date, topic, or keyword, with access back to the February 1995
issue. Most of the articles are only abstracts of the originals, not the
full text. The site also includes the instructions to author information,
membership information, contests, an image gallery, and Kids Castle.
Southwest School of
Botanical Medicine: This site includes a rich array of images and
texts on medicinal plants and their use in alternate botanical medical systems.
More than 700 photographs of medicinal plants, 136 color illustrations from
National Geographic (1915-1924), botanical drawings by Mimi Kamp, and
illustrations from early 20th and 19th century botanical medical publications
are available. Alternate botanical medical texts are available in ASCII
and Adobe Acrobat formats.
Swedish Museum of Natural History: The
"Biologist On Call" provides e-mail reference service. The Plants section
contains images, searchable databases, and other descriptions of collections and
information on collectors. (Some in Swedish only.) The Seed Plants
section contains 2,000+ images from Carl Linnaeus' herbarium.
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Information Service: The World Conservation Monitoring Centre holds
data on more than 7,000 tree species of global conservation concern.
Conservation assessments (including IUCN Red List category) have been gathered
from many sources. This resource is continuously updated.
Tree Guide: the Natural History of Trees:
Tree species information and range maps are available at this site developed and
maintained by Tom Kimmerer, Forestry and Natural Resources, University of
Kentucky. The site is navigable via a table of contents or via the tree
database., It contains information for approximately 120 species, with 5
to 10 species added weekly.
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University of Florida Book of Insect
: What insect has the shortest reproductive life span?
What insect has the longest life span? All of these and more can be
answered by a visit to The University of Florida Book of Insect Records
Website. Each edited chapter is written by a graduate student in the Insect
Ecology class taught by Dr. Tom Walker at the University of Florida. More
than just a listing, this site provides references, documentation, and
discussion of each of the records. Chapters can be read on the Web or
downloaded as PDF files. The organization by chapter with the heading
clearly listing the topic is very accessible.
U.S. Department of Agriculture: This large
site contains information on all of the USDA's current, future, and past
projects, as well as all of their various branches. Topics include Fram
and Foreign Agricultural Service; Food Safety; Natural Resources and
Environment; Rural Development; Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Resources;
Marketing and Regulatory Programs; and Research, Education, and Economics.
U.S. National Arboretum:
Includes the USDA Hardiness Zone Map showing the lowest recorded temperatures
for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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Virginia Tech Weed
: This web site - a good, developing resource of
pages and local-linked content for the identification of common weeds and weed
seedlings found throughout Virginia and the southeastern United States, is
designed and maintained by the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech.
Virtual Foliage Home Page:
Developed and maintained by Michael Clayton, Department of Botany, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, this site provides links to thousands of plant pictures.
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*All reviews and annotations were taken from the following three resources:
Internet Resources column, College
and Research Library News. Assorted years and issues.
Government Information on the
Internet. 3rd Edition. Notess, Greg R., ed., 2000.
CHOICE - Current Reviews for
Academic Libraries. Assorted years and issues.