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Library Research Guides


A guide for researchers of systematic and taxonomic botany, and those studying plant and fungal diversity at the University of Michigan.

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Office hours: Tue 2-3 PM, Darwin's Cafe, Biological Sciences Building; Thu 3-4 PM, Biological Sciences Building (check Twitter for this week's location)

Accessing Databases

Sometimes you may have trouble accessing a database, whether on campus or off.  A link may direct you to a page asking for login information, or payment information.

The University Library has already paid for your access to many databases.  If you run into problems, the link may not be running through the proxy server.  Try putting the proxy prefix in front of your link -

Articles can also be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) if the Library does not have a subscription to a specific journal.

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Databases for Botanical Research - Articles & Species Data

The following databases are divided by topic into Plant Species, General Species Data, Agriculture and Forestry, and General Science/Ecology.

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