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Botany and Plant Biology: Databases and journals

This is a guide designed for students studying for a botany major. It includes information about useful resources in botany and plant biology.

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Welcome to the Botany and Plant Biology guide! In this guide you will find useful sources for information needed for your botany major, and for plant biology in general. Click on the tabs above, or the In this Guide box to navigate.

Plant biology databases

A basic search can be done using OneSearch, but the databases listed below will provide more search functions and results specific to plant biology. 

Top plant biology journals

These are the top five journals in the plant sciences category as ranked by ISI by impact factor in 2010: