Plant Sciences

Below is a curated list of resources that provide a good place to start your research. To learn more about the Libraries’ resources and how to find the information you need, check out our Library DIY page or use the chat box in the lower right to chat with a librarian. You may also contact the Agricultural Sciences Librarian, Nicole Juve, to ask questions or to schedule a research consultation. Contact Nicole via email at nicole.km.juve@ndsu.edu.  

Getting Started

Find Articles

Need to find the full text of a specific article? Want to see if we have online access to a specific journal? See How to Find Journals for instructions.

*Tip: If the library does not have the article you need, you can request it (for free) through Interlibrary Loan.

Need to find one or more articles on a topic? Try one of our databases! See a list of the most recommended databases for Plant Sciences at the bottom of this page or check out our list of databases for Agriculture & Food Systems.

*Tip: Looking for peer-reviewed, original research articles? The Finding and Identifying Original Research Articles in the Sciences guide has information that describes peer-review and characteristics of original research articles (so you know what to look for!).

Database Searching Tips

Selected Journals

Find Books

Search for Books

Looking for new books? See our New Books in Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources page.

Looking for books by topic or title? Use the library search. This search will include results for more than just books. If you want to narrow the results to just books, select Books from the Resource Type filter along the right.

You can also search by author or title

Find a Book on the Shelf

See our How to Find a Book on the Shelf guide. Most of our print plant science books are in the SB (Plant Culture) and QK (Botany) sections on the second floor of the main library. You will also find some food science books in the TS (Manufactures) and TP (Chemical Technology)sections. For more specific ranges, see the Cereal and Food Science section in the Other Resources section below. (See floor maps.)

Request Books

Can't find the book(s) you want? You can request books the library does not have through our Interlibrary Loan service (free to NDSU students, staff, and faculty) and we will try to obtain a copy for you to borrow. 

Are there books you think should be available through the library? Contact the Agricultural Sciences Librarian at nicole.km.juve@ndsu.edu to recommend materials for the library collections. 

Find Data and Statistics

A wide variety of search techniques can be employed to find data and a statistics you need for your research. For tips on finding, evaluating, and citing data and statistic, check out our Finding Data and Statistics guide.

Selected Resources for Data and Statistics

Find Government Information

Try a site search in Google so that all your search results will be from government websites. For example, if you are looking for information on palmer amaranth that is published or available on government websites, search for the following in Google: palmer amaranth site:.gov

You can also use a Google site search to search a specific website. For example, try: palmer amaranth site:usda.gov

See our Government Information Research Guide for more tips for finding government information as well as links to multiple resources.

Selected Government Websites

Other Resources

Cereal and Food Science

Government Resources

Methods

Other Resources

  • Food Insight: "created and curated by nutrition and food safety experts at the International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Crop and Weed Science

Government Resources

Major Plant Genomic Databases

Other Resources

Climate

Seeds

Weeds

Horticulture, Landscape Design and Management, Turfgrass Management, and Urban Forestry and Parks

Government Resources

Other Resources

 

Methods of Analysis
Plant Identification