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Fungi

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 Book of Fungi : a Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World:

QK603 .R57 2011

Infectious Fungi:  RC117 .B76 2006

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

 

eBooks:

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of the Midcontinental United States (Ebsco eBook)

 

Databases:

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)

 

Journals:

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

 

Websites:

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 History.com

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                                                                             

Chytrid                                                                

Decomposer                     

Dikaryon                                                             

Heterokaryon                   

Heterotroph

Monokaryon                                     

Mycelium                                                                           

Mycorrhizae      

Nucleus               

Organelles

Parasitic                                                                              

Saprobes                            

Symbiotic                           

Sporangiospores             

Zygosporangium-forming fungi                

Zygospores