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BIO375 Plant Sexual Diversity

Locating Books

Online Catalog
Try a variety of keywords including: plant reproduction, fertilization of plants, and plants variation

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews
Searchable full-text access to annual reviews in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.
Search by "table of contents." Coverage from 1984 - 1995.
Search abstracts only. Coverage from 1990 -1993.
Search the full-text of current volumes (1996 - present)

Selected list of Related Annual Reviews
Annual Review of Plant Biology
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

Indexes & Article Collections

Over 2.9 million records covering every major agricultural subject. Compiled by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Covers 1970 to the present.

Biological Abstracts
A comprehensive reference database covering life sciences journal literature. Covers over 4,200 journals from 100 countries with dates from 1926 to the present.

Searchable full text aggregation of more than 154 bioscience research journals. The titles are published by scholarly societies and have formerly been available in print. Access to individual journal titles can also be found on the Biology "by Subject" page.

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 1500 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

Web of Science (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1965 to the present.

Government Resources

Links to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's web site.
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Internet Resources

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    2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

    3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

    4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

    5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?

* TIP: When using a web site for research, print a copy of the first page for verification. Web sites come and go easily!

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