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Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, volume 14: Ref QH 302.5 .F84 2002 v. 14
(Hint: Look in index-v.20 for tems, then find the correct volume and page number.)

Facts on File: Dictionary of Botany: REF QK9 .F33 1984

A Photographic Atlas for the Botany Laboratory: REF QK642 .V36 2008

Books to Check Out

  • Books about botany are located in the QK1-989 section of the stacks.

  • Books about plant culture are located in the SB1-1110 section 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 other I-Share libraries.

QK1-989 Botany or SB1-1110 Plant Culture

QK1-474.5 General (Including geographical distribution)

QK710-899 Plant physiology 

QK900-989 Plant ecology

SB107-109 Economic Botany

SB183-317 Field crops

Print Books

Physiology of Plant Growth and Development: QK 731 W45

Introduction to Plant Physiology: QK 711 L39 1969

Plant Cell Physiology: A Physicochemical Approach: QK725 .N57

Plant Biochemistry: QK861 .H4513 2011

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants: SB91 .P18 2011

Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Field Crops: SB185.5 .F34 2010

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


Dictionary of Plant Sciences (NetLibrary eBook)

Functional Biology of Plants (EBSCO eBook)

Handbook of Plant Nutrition (EBSCO eBook)

Micronutrients Deficiency in Soils and Plants (EBSCO eBook)

Water Deficits and Plant Growth, v. 2: Plant Water Consumption and Response (EBSCO eBook)

Water Deficits and Plant Growth, v. 3: Plant Responses and Control of Water Balance (EBSCO eBook)

Water Deficits and Plant Growth, v. 5: Water and Plant Disease (EBSCO eBook)

Photosynthesis, Photorespiration, and Plant Productivity (EBSCO eBook)

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, specific to each topic

Plants in the Dark

Auxins (plant hormones)

Chlorophyll (lack of)

Chlorosis (lack of chlorophyll)

Dark grown plants

Etiolation (use physiology books or plant science books)

Internodes (long)

Light – effect on growth

Photomorphogenesis (use physiology books)


Plants with Limited Water

Carbon Dioxide (decreased)

Drought injury

Nutrients (decreased)

Photosynthesis (decreased)

Stomata (stomatal closure)

Stress hormones (increased)

Temperature control (decreased cooling of leaves)

Turgor pressure (loss)

Transpiration (lowered)

Water strain

Water stress

Plants with No Fertilizer


Nutrient uptake




Rooting (decreased)

Root formation

Crowded / Multiple Plants

Disease (increased susceptibility)

Light (deficiency)

Nitrogen (deficiency)


Temperature (cooling)

Water (deficiency)


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