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Plantae

 Plantae 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 Garden Ferns: REF SB429 .O47 2007

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

Ref QK513.G7 N5 1966

Plants of the World: REF QK 98 .W7213

 

Books to Check Out:

Books about the plant kingdom are located in the QK1-989 section of the stacks.

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

Subclass QK

QK1-989 Botany

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

 

Print Books:

Gathering Moss : a Natural and Cultural History of Mosses: QK 537 .K56 2003

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

Mind-Altering and Poisonous Plants of the World: QK100.A1 W56 2008

Reaching for the Sun : How Plants Work: QK50 .K46 2011

The World Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers and Flora : an Authoritative Guide to More than 750 Wild Flowers of the World: QK85.5 .L38 2006

 

eBooks:

Functional Biology of Plants

Growth and Defense in Plants [electronic resource] : Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales

 

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:

Bryophytes: from Southern Illinois University

Plants Database: from the United States Department of Agriculture

PlantList: from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Missouri Botanical Garden. Working list of all known plant species of Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, Pteridophtes, and Bryophytes.

Tracheophytes: from New Hampshire Public Television

 

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

Autotroph          

Bryophyte                                                                          

Cellulose Cell wall

Chloroplasts

Chromosomes                                                                 

Chlorophyll                        

Cryptogam                         

Gametophyte                  

Gymnosperm

Leaves                                                                 

Meiosis               

Mitosis                                                

Multicellular

Nonvascular                                      

Nucleus                               

Phanerogam                                     

Phloem                               

Photosynthesis                                

Pollen  

Pteridophytes                  

Roots   

Seeds                                                                   

Sexual or asexual reproduction                                                                

Spermatophyte                                               

Spores                 

Sporophyte       

Stems  

Stomata              

Tracheophyte                   

Vascular