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Rend Lake College LRC Library Guides:  Botany







(please use the Electronic Library to access these databases (www.rlc.edu/electronic-library).


AMNH scientific series

BioMed Central

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

High Wire






Books: (in Rend Lake College LRC)


When looking for books in the LRC you can use the RLC catalog.  You can search by title, author, or subject.



Annuals and perennials : a gardener's encyclopediaAnnuals & Perennials: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia – 635.9 An787



Ball Pest & Disease Manual – 635.92 P8716


Ball redbookBall RedBook, 16 ed. – 635.982 B21


The complete plant selection guide for landscape designThe Complete Plant Selection Guide for Landscape Design – 635.903 St65c


Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs : an illustrated encyclopediaDirr’s Handy Trees & Shrubs – 635.9 D63dh


Dirr's trees and shrubs for warm climates : an illustrated encyclopediaDirr’s Trees & Shrubs for Warm Climates – 635.9 D63d


Hydroponic food production : a definitive guidebook of soilless food-growing methods : for the professional and commercial grower and the advanced home hydroponics gardenerHydroponic Food Production – 635.0485 R311h



The names of plants The Names of Plants - 580.14 G478n


New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture – 635.03 EV27n 

Permaculture : principles & pathways beyond sustainabilityPermaculture: Principles & Pathways beyond Sustainability – 631.58 H739p




Salem Science



Marijuana Legalization : What Everyone Needs to Know

Full Text Available

Book Jacket


By: Caulkins, Jonathan P. New York : Oxford University Press. 2012. eBook.

Subjects: SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General; PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction; Marijuana--Law and legislation--United States; Marijuana--United States; Drug legalization--United States


Guide to Information Sources in the Botanical Sciences

Full Text Available


Book Jacket


By: Davis, Elisabeth B.; Schmidt, Diane. In: Reference Sources in Science and Technology. Edition: 2nd ed. Englewood, Colo : Libraries Unlimited. 1996. eBook.

Subjects: REFERENCE / Bibliographies & Indexes; Botany--Bibliography; Botany--Reference books--Bibliography; Botany--Information services--Directories; Botany--Databases--Directories


Book Jacket



By: Allaby, Michael. In: Oxford paperback reference. Edition: 2nd ed. [N.p.] : Oxford University Press. 1998. eBook.

Subjects: NATURE / Plants / General; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany; Botany--Dictionaries




Films on Demand

The Once Good Earth: Understanding Soil - "The Once Good Earth: Understanding Soil." Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2005. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=26067&xtid=36191


"Of Apes and Men: The Culmination of Darwin's Research." Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2008. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=26067&xtid=40625.





Botanical Society of America - http://botany.org/


Careers in Botany - http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/


Library of Congress, Botany - http://www.loc.gov/search/?q=botany


Smithsonian Institute Department of Botany - http://www.botany.si.edu/index.htm


Please use information ethically


Citing information used in research -


When using print or electronic sources within research papers, it is important to avoid plagiarism by giving the author of those resources credit for their work. Citing sources on a works cited or reference page will allow you to do this. Your instructor may give you instructions to follow when creating a works cited or reference page or you may find the following link useful for citation examples.



MLA & APA Style:


Purdue University Online Writing Lab - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/




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