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PMB 107: Principles of Plant Morphology

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Finding Books

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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 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

Electronic Books has links to full-text resources such as:

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.

Connect from off-campus has information about the proxy server or VPN.

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

Core Databases for Plant Morphology Years Covered

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


The most comprehensive biological sciences database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings.
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Broad coverage of agriculture, ecology, forestry, economics and social sciences. U.S. and international focus.


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


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.


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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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