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Reference Books

Botany : an introduction to plant biology 2009: REF QK47 .M38 2009                         

Facts on File dictionary of botany 1984: REF QK9 .F33 1984

Photographic atlas for the botany laboratory 2008: REF QK642 .V36 2008               


Books to Check Out

  • Books about Botany are located in the QK1-989 area of the stacks. Subcategories are broken down as follows.
  • Use the words and phrases below to search the online catalog for books at Sauk and at other I-Share libraries.

QK1-474.5 General including geographical distribution

QK474.8-495 Spermatophyta. Phanerogams

QK494-494.5 Gymnosperms

QK495 Angiosperms

QK504-(638) Cryptogams

QK640-(707) Plant anatomy

QK710-899 Plant physiology

QK900-989 Plant ecology


Other terms to consider

Agriculture; Agronomy; Algae; Angiosperm; Bacteriology; Biochemistry; Breeding (plant); Bryology; Cell biology; Cryptogams; Dicotyledons; Ecology; Economic Botany; Embryology; Eukaryotes; Floriculture; Forest and forestry; Fungi; Genetics; Gymnosperm; Landscape architecture; Lichens; Microbes; Monocotyledons; Mosses; Mycology; Non-vascular plant; Paleobotany; Phanerogams; Photosynthesis; Phycology;  Plant anatomy; Plant growth; Plant morphology; Plant pathology; Plant physiology; Plant taxonomy; Prokaryotes; Spermatophyta; Thallophytes; Vascular plants; Viruses

Magazines and Journals in the LRC

American Forests

Mother Earth News

National Geographic

Natural History

Organic Gardening


Research Databases for Online Articles

Access Science

CREDO Reference


Academic Search Complete

EBSCO eBOOK Collection



Botanical Society of America

Provides Botany career information.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world.

Green Roof Milwaukee Public Museum

Information about Milwaukee Public Museum’s green roof and the benefits it provides.

Klehm Arboretum in Rockford, IL

Klehm consists of 155 acres and is a nonprofit arboretum and botanical garden in Rockford, IL

Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum intersects human history and natural science.

Nachusa Grasslands

Nachusa Grasslands consists of 3000 acres of prairie remnants, restorations, and reconstructions located between Oregon, Dixon and Franklin Grove, IL.   


“PlantingScience” connects scientists, teachers, and students in a manner designed to take science to a new level.

Society for Economic Botany

Fosters research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Uof I Extension

Features information specific to horticulture.

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

U.S. governmental agency which provides leadership (in a partnership effort) to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.