ECBIO 208 - Local Flora
Welcome to the Research Guide for ECBIO208.
This guide will build on your previously-acquired information location and access skills, and lists many places you can find information for this course.
For additional information, please also see the Environmental and Conservation Biology Research Guide.
Some of the resources are free on the public web, and some are not free, and are accessed via our subscription databases.
Plant Identification: Free Websites
Additional Plant Information: Free Websites
Online Resources (Subscription)
Finding Full Text
If you have a citation and would like to find the Full Text of an article, you must look in the following locations:
JournalList is an alphabetical listing of full-text journals found in most of Gutman Library's electronic databases and e-journal collections.
PhilaFIND is the library catalog where you should look for print copies of journals.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is where you should go if you cannot find the full text in JournalList or in PhilaFind. The ILL Guide has instructions for how to request articles or books from other libraries: click the Help tab to see video tutorials.
Books on Reserve
Tutorials for Resources
If you have an iPhone or iPad, try Leafsnap. Download the Leafsnap app to identify plants by using photographs of their leaves.
Organizations and Places
Helpful books are located in the Reference collection, and may also be on Reserve for this class. Check the catalog and browse in the call number areas of the Circulating collection, as represented by the titles below.
Use Interlibrary Loan Services to borrow books from other libraries as well.