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Garden, Landscape & Horticulture IndexThis link opens in a new windowGarden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is a resource for topics related to horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.
AGRICOLAThis link opens in a new windowAGRICOLA is a comprehensive index to journal articles, book chapters, theses and more in the field of agriculture. Disciplines covered include food & human nutrition, agricultural engineering & technology, earth & environmental sciences.
CABI: CAB Abstracts and Global Health (Web of Science)This link opens in a new windowCAB Abstracts provides research information on agriculture and related applied life sciences, including Agriculture, Animal Health, Forestry, Human Health and Nutrition, and Natural Resources Management. Global Health from CABI is the definitive international public health database.
BIOSIS Previews (Web of Science)This link opens in a new windowIndex to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents. Covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Includes BIOSIS indexing and enhanced MeSH disease terms.
Web of Science (Core Collection)This link opens in a new windowWeb of Science (Core Collection) provides a single search across Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Additional Web of Science databases are easily accessible.
Databases A-ZA complete alphabetical list of databases available through Kennedy Library
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.
USDA Plants DatabaseThe PLANTS Database provides standardized information about all types of plants in the U.S. and its territories. It includes names distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information and much more.
AgAlertThe weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, by the California Farm Bureau
TropicosTropicos contains 1.2 million published names, information on more than 361,000 type specimens (the specimen used to establish the name for a plant species), more than two million distribution records, nearly 660,000 synonyms, over four million specimen records and more than 230,000 plant images. Literature reports on chromosome counts are also included, as well as information on the ways plants have been used by or had an effect on humans. Maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden.
CalscapeCalifornia Native Plant Society database shows which plants are native to any location in the state, where to buy them and how to grow them.
SelecTreeAn online tool for selecting trees well suited to your landscape. Developed at Cal Poly.
Treesearch - Forest Service Research PublicationsThis link opens in a new windowTreesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer-reviewed research.