When researching your plant, look for information in a variety of types of sources:
1. Books and ebooks in the SCC, SFCC, and partner library collections (include reference books like encyclopedias & e-encyclopedias)
2. Articles in library databases or in open collections like Google Scholar
3. Websites which are from reputable publishers like those listed below
Not finding what you're looking for? Ask a librarian any time of the day or night. We're available 24/7!
They may give you an overview of your topic and references to other research sources.
Located on the library 1st floor reference books must stay in the library. You may either take notes or make photocopies of a portion of the book. Books on Horticulture are generally shelved in these call number areas:
Suggested subjects you can try:
Browse books with these call numbers:
SCC Library databases are the best tool to use to find articles, ebooks, and other collections of electronic information.
Need articles? Use a database like ProQuest to find articles in:
Access: The library subscribes to databases for our currently enrolled students to use. The information in library databases is often not available on the free internet. Off-campus access to library databases requires student login.
Your librarians recommend the following databases for Horticulture and Plant Identification research:
Periodical Article Indexes.
The link below describes, in general, what an annotated bibliography is and gives suggestions on how to write one. If you have any questions about a particular class assignment for Plant ID or any other class, make sure you ask your instructor.