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PMB 107: Principles of Plant Morphology

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OskiCat

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
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  • Renew your books online
  • Find course reserves
  • Request checked out or offsite items
  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or available items only.
Melvyl

Melvyl Guide
Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles
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  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB doesn't own
  • Create and save lists and add tags to items
  • Automatically format citations

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Finding Books Online

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Google Books searches the full text of millions of books. Use the Find in a library link to find out if UCB owns the title.

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Finding Articles

Databases for Life Sciences Research includes links to additional databases.

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Click the UC-eLinks icon for full-text access, when available.

Core Databases for Plant Morphology Years Covered

AGRICOLA
Covers agriculture and biotechnology, among other topics, with a U.S. focus. Includes many USDA publications.
(About AGRICOLA)

1970-present

BIOSIS
The most comprehensive biological sciences database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present

CAB ABSTRACTS
Broad coverage of agriculture, ecology, forestry, economics and social sciences. U.S. and international focus.

1910-present

FACULTY OF 1000
Citations from biology (including plant biology) and medicine, recommended by leading faculty in their disciplines.

2002-present

WEB OF SCIENCE
Indexes core journals in science and the social sciences. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.

1900-present

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Finding Dissertations

DISSERTATIONS & THESES  (1861-present)
Includes the full text of all UC dissertations since 1997, and previews for many others. Incorporates the 1.5-million-entry Dissertation Abstracts International database.

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Finding Leading Researchers and Departments

Web of Science
Search on a topic or species name > Refine > Author (note number of articles)
Sort search results by times cited
A data-based assessment of research-doctorate programs
National Research Council, 2011
Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index: Botany/Plant Biology
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007

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Managing References and Evaluating Sources

  • RefWorks: The UCB Libraries have purchased a site license to RefWorks. Sign up for a free account, and easily manage your references and format bibliographies with just a few clicks. (Tutorials and Guides)
  • EndNote: A powerful, full-featured desktop-based program to organize your references and format bibliographies. Available for purchase from the Scholar’s Workstation.
  • Critical Evaluation of Resources
  • Zotero: Free Firefox extension that helps you collect and manage references

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