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Featured Database - Plants

Featured Database: PLANTS

You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more!

Here’s one of our favorite databases:

PLANTS Database

What’s in it?

This database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools.

Why should you use it?

The entries help identify plant species using classification, photos, and location information.

Who should use it?

This is a great resource for researchers, students, faculty, and staff who want specific information on plant species and general information. Great for biology, ecology, and environmental science related research.

Why use a database?

When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!

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