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SCC Library resources you can use to research Horticulture topics and to find research help 24/7
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Books on Horticulture are generally shelved in these call number areas:

  • 580
  • 630
  • 710

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Find reference books on the first floor using these general numbers.


Search the Library Catalog to find books in the CCS libraries on subjects like:

  • Horticulture 
  • Gardening
  • Gardens - Design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape plants
  • Landscaping industry
  • Arboriculture
  • Ornamental trees
  • Garden pests
  • Greenhouse management
  • Nurseries (Horticulture)
  • Organic gardening
  • Flower arrangement
  • Flowering shrubs
  • Viburnum
  • Rhododendrons


Use the library databases below to access ebooks from on or off campus. (Off-campus access requires students login.)

  • Credo Reference
    eEncyclopedias on all topics including many in the botanical sciences
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    eEncyclopedias on various topics including and encyclopedia of Plant Science
  • Britannica Online
    Encyclopedia Britannica, plus a dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, magazine and journal articles, and a guide to the Web's best sites
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Search for books on broad topics like: trees, flowers, shrubs, to find titles like: Flowering Plant Origin, Evolution & Phylogeny; Alaska Trees and Shrubs; and more.

Florist/Floral Design

Suggestions of key professional associations

Suggestions of online trade journals

Other professional associations

Landscape Management

Suggestions of key professional associations

Suggestions of online trade journals

  • B & B (The official publication of the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association)

Find these PUBLICATIONS in our ProQuest database

  • Landscape Management
  • Landscape Research
  • Aboriculture & Urban Forestry
  • Invasive Plant Science Management
  • Native Plants Journal
  • Journal of Plant Research

Find these PUBLICATIONS in our Associates Programs Source Plus database: 

  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Management
  • Landscape Journal
  • Landscape Trends
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Landscape & Ecological Engineering
  • Compost Science & Utilization
  • Plant & Pest Advisory: Landscape, Nursery and Turf

Find articles using SCC Library databases

Try the library's new resource: Primo

Use library databases like Associates Programs Source Plus and ProQuest to find articles on your topic in:

    • magazines
    • trade publications
    • newspapers
    • scholarly journals

Off-campus access to databases? Login required.


Browse print periodical in the Library

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The library has print subscriptions to:


Suggestions of key professional associations

Suggestions of online trade journals

Other online trade journals and websites

  • Floriculture: Greenhouse Management Guidesheets
    From Purdue U., a list of websites on all aspects of floriculture including pest control and greenhouse management
  • American Nurseryman
    Online issues; articles also indexed and full text in library database: Associates Programs Source Plus
  • Greenhouse Grower
    Full-text is available in SCC Library's ProQuest database.
  • GrowerTalks
    For "commercial greenhouse growers (not florist/retailers or home gardeners) to do their jobs better: trends, successes in new types of production, marketing, business management, new crops, and issues facing the industry"
  • Horticulture Week
    Current issues available online; previous issues in library database: Associates Programs Source Plus

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