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Fungi Research Starter

(Research Starters  from EBSCOHOST provide links to citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. They are a wonderful place to begin your research.)


Reference Books:

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: REF QH 302.5 .F84 2002

(Hint: Look in index-v.20 for terms, then find the correct volume and page number.)

Fungi on Plants and Plant Products in the United States: REF QK 603 .F96

The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants : Ferns, Fungi, Mosses and Liverworts, Lichens, and Seaweeds:

REF QK513.G7 N5

World of Biology: REF QH 302.5 .W67 1999


Books to Check Out:

Books about fungi are located in the QK504-638, QH301-705.5, and RC109-216 areas of the library.

Use the terms from below to search in the Sauk catalog or to locate books within the I-Share catalog.

QK504-(638) Cryptogams

QH301-705.5 Biology (General)

RC109-216 Infectious and parasitic diseases


Print Books:

Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi: QK600.35 .A35 2001

The Kingdom Fungi : the Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens: QK603 .S74 2010

Kingdoms & domains : an Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth: QH83 .M36 2009

Lichen Biology: QK581 .L47 2008

Lichens of the North Woods: QK586.7 .W35 2007

Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard : the Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists: QK603 .M59 2002



Access Science: (Award winning reference database covering all major scientific disciplines)

Credo Reference: (Award winning reference database with thousands of specialized encyclopedias and links to articles and interactive media)

Encyclopedia Britannica (General knowledge encyclopedia)



PLOS ONE: an international, peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on scientific research

Science Online: the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary



About Fungi from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Engines of Ingenuity (Ergot of Rye) from Matossian M.K., Poisons of the Past. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Potato Blight and Irish Famine from EyeWitness to

Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh

United States Department of Agriculture Fungi Online: Invasive and Emerging Plant Pathogens

Witches and Ergot PBS special about ergot and the Salem Witch Trials


Searching Book Indexes:

  • An index is an alphabetical listing of topics usually in the back of a book
  • Try searching indexes for the following terms

Asexual reproduction/few Sexual reproduction                               

Cell wall of chitin                                                                             















Zygosporangium-forming fungi