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StarBest Bet Databases in Biology > Plant & Soil Sciences

CAB Abstracts Star
Source for journal articles and other material on land use: agriculture, forestry, biotechnology, agricultural economics, tourism, nutrition, etc., 1910-present.
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Agricola Star
Covers agriculture; plant and animal sciences; forestry; entomology; soil and water resources; agricultural economics and engineering; alternative farming; nutrition, 1970-present.
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Biological and Agricultural Index Star
Articles in about 300 scholarly journals on agriculture, food production, nutrition, forestry, marine biology and plant pathology, 1984-present.
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Web of Science Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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Additional Databases in Biology > Plant & Soil Sciences

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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AGROVOC Thesaurus
A multilingual, structured and controlled list of terms to use for research in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, and the environment.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Indexing, with some full text, of one hundred gardening periodicals.
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Global Plants
Nearly two million high-resolution specimens from herbaria from around the globe.
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ISI Proceedings
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Indexes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and conventions in the sciences and social sciences, 2001-present.
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Plant Management Network
Research material on agricultural and horticultural crops: journal articles, proceedings, reports, and an image-based pest database.
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Science.gov
A site that organizes access to agriculture, computer, health, energy and other scientific information from U.S. government agencies. Current.
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Turfgrass Information Center
Research, full-text articles, and other resources on turfgrass science and management.
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WorldCat
The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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