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Horticulture: Horticulture Research Tools


Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.

  • Books that check out are on the library 2nd floor. 
  • Reference books are on the 1st floor. They're a great starting place for research.
  • Partner Libraries search will find books at Gonzaga and other area college libraries.

Books on Horticulture are generally shelved in these call number areas:

  • 580
  • 630
  • 710

    The Art of Floral Design cover art       Greenhouse and Business cover art

The SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:

  • 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.

Examples from eBook Collection (EBSCOhost):

Florist/Floral Design

FlowerSuggestions of key professional associations

Suggestions of online trade journals

Other professional associations

Landscape Management

Green lawnSuggestions of key professional associations

Suggestions of online trade journals

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

Find these PUBLICATIONS in our ProQuest database
(log in with your student email address and password)

  • 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

Browse print periodical in the Library

Browse our print periodicals (available for check-out). 

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Open the Library Search to find these periodical titles:

  • Fine Gardening
  • Sunset
  • National Parks
  • National Wildlife
  • Outdoor Life
  • Mother Earth News

Find articles using SCC Library databases

Use library databases such as Associates Programs Source Plus or ProQuest to find articles on your topic in:

  • magazines
  • trade publications
  • newspapers
  • scholarly journals

Off-campus access to databases requires student login (SCC email) and password to access.


Suggestions of key professional associationsGreenhouse

Suggestions of online trade journals

  • B&B Magazine - Official publication of Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
  • ANLA Resources - Free access to various resources, including American Standard for Nursery Stock
  • Greenhouse Management - Free access to various resources including podcasts, videos, and digital editions of the magazine
  • GrowerTalks - Article archive from 2002 to present
  • Nursery Management - Free access to various resources including podcasts, videos, and digital editions of the magazine

Other online trade journals and websites

Horticulture and Agriculture