Global Plants is a growing database of images, naming structures, locality and country, collector and collection of plants from over 300 herbaria around the world. Related materials, such as correspondence, diaries and paintings from plant collectors, reference sources, articles, maps and more are presented with each entry. You can browse by taxonomy, resource type, geography, herbarium or collection, and you can search by keyword, title, biological classification and more.
Global Plants is produced by the Global Plants Initiative and hosted by JSTOR. If you have questions about this resource or would like assistance using it, contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-0784.
The Libraries now have a trial for CAB e-books published by CABI since 2000. The entire CAB collection includes over 500 titles covering the applied life sciences, with collections of titles in agriculture; animal and veterinary science; environmental life sciences; human health, food and nutrition; leisure and tourism; and plant sciences.
The trial goes through June 15th. Contact Naka Ishii, ISEL Reference Librarian, at 413-545-1656 with questions or comments.
The Libraries have added Turfgrass Information File (TGIF). A collaboration between the United States Golf Association Turfgrass Research Committee and Michigan State University Libraries, TGIF provides bibliographic references to annual research reports, conference proceedings, trade publications, scientific journals, field day programs, and newsletters pertaining to turfgrass and its maintenance.
If you would like assistance or have questions about this new database, contact Naka Ishii, library liaison to the Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences department, at 413-545-1656.