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Electronic Resources Accessible from DOI Locations Only


EBSCO Online

Includes:
  • GreenFILE

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Includes:
  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
  • Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences
  • Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems
  • World's Largest Wetlands: Ecology and Conservation


JSTOR

Includes:
  • Ecology & Botany Collection
  • Biological Sciences Collection



Web Sites -- Table of Contents


Interesting Sources


  • AGRICOLA
    This is an important bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature, and is produced by the National Agricultural Library, USDA. Includes material whose full text is available online in the National Agricultural Library Digital Repository.

  • Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Database (APIRS)
    Maintained by the University of Florida.

  • ASPNet: Plant Pathology Online
    Produced by the American Phytopathological Society.

  • Atlas of the Flora of New England
    Supported by the Harvard University Herbaria.

  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
    Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections.

  • Botanicus Digital Library
    Freely accessible digitized historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. The Library has been digitizing its materials since 1995, focusing primarily on beautifully illustrated volumes from its rare book collection.

  • Botany.com
    Includes extensive information on gardening.

  • Carnivorous Plant Database
    Provides information on over 3,000 carnivorous plant species.

  • Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps
    Compiled by Claire Englander and Philip Hoehn of the University of California, Berkeley, Library.

  • E-Journals
    Provides access to leading botany, plant biology and science journals.

  • Ecology and Society
    An electronic, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.

  • Fact Sheets and Plant Guides
    Produced by the the National Plant Data Center and the Plant Materials Program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • Flora of North America
    The Flora of North America presents information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico. It will eventually reach 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web.

  • Global Invasive Species Database
    This database is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union. It was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the University of Auckland and private donations.

  • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
    A research division of Carnegie Mellon University. The web site focuses on botanical art.

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
    A compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, sponsored by the U.S. National Herbarium, Department of Botany Smithsonian Institution.

  • Index to American Botanical Literature

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System

  • International Plant Names Index

  • Invasive.org
    The overall objective of Invasive.org is to provide an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to invasive and exotic species, with particular emphasis on educational applications.

  • Kew Bibliographic Databases
    This is a combined searching tool giving you access to three databases: The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, the Plant Micromorphological Bibliographic Database and the Economic Botany Bibliographic Database. It is provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • National Agricultural Library Digital Repository
    Provides access to Agriculture Department publications either digitized by NAL or through NAL's partnerships with other institutions.

  • National Wetland Plant List
    A national effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update the North American Digital Flora: National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The NWPL is used extensively in wetland delineation, wetland restoration and research, and the development of compensatory mitigation goals, as well as in providing general botanical information about wetland plants. It covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific islands that are considered to be territories of the U.S.

    Updating the NWPL has been a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Biota of North America, states, Indian Nations, the academic community, and the scientific portion of the public.

  • Native Plant Information Network: Image Gallery
    Images of wildflowers, from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

  • NatureServe
    A source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada.

  • OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System

  • Plant Information Online
    A service of the University of Minnesota Libraries, Plant Information Online is a collection of databases that especially focuses on cultivated plants and plant/seed sources, with contact information for nearly 2,500 seed and nursery firms. It has a large index of plant images and information from some 600 books and magazines.

  • PLANTS Database
    Provides standardized information on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

  • Species 2000
    Indexing the world's known species.

  • TreeBASE
    A relational database of phylogenetic information.

  • Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
    A project of the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group, this site lists invasive plants infesting natural areas throughout the United States.
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Forestry

  • Environmental History Bibliography
    For over 50 years the Forest History Society has monitored the world of publishing for items written as history and dealing with the utilization, management, and appreciation of our forest related resources. Their work has been called the world's most comprehensive collection of bibliographic information pertaining to forest and conservation history.

  • Forestry Databases
    Find bibliographic citations and links to research in four separate databases: Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance; Tropical Forest Conservation and Development; and Urban Forestry. Produced by the University of Minnesota Forestry Library.

  • U.S. Forest Service History
    Prepared by the Forest History Society, this site incorporates original documents and photographs, as well as bibliographic references.
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Range Management


  • RangeBiome: A Public Rangeland Almanac
    This is an assemblage of natural resource and environmental links, tools, news, and views for improving the ecological conditions of public rangeland ecosystems.

  • Rangelands West
    Produced by the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC).

  • Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable
    The Roundtable is a venue for communication, discussion and dialogue about developing a national sustainability indicator set and models for rangelands. Participants include private individuals, conservation organizations, land trusts, tribes, state and local governments and corporate and private landowners.

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Endangered Species



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Directories of Internet Sites on Plants, Forestry, and Range Management

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Organizations


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