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Online Books

Try running an Advanced Search in EUREKA and limiting your Material Type to Electronic BK (book).

Or look at these titles which were found by searching in the NetLibrary Database:

Other useful catalogs

Use these catalogs to find books on your topic. If we don't own them you can request them with InterLibrary Loan.


Library of Congress subject headings

This Library, along with most academic libraries, classifies materials using the Library of Congress system. Go to the Library of Congress for a detailed outline of categories/call numbers.

If you have a specific plant that you want to search start with a OneSearch keyword search using the name of your species.

You can use the following Subject Headings to browse OneSearch.  The links can help you virtually browse the book shelves.

Search OneSearch for books

Try a keyword search if you know a specific plant or ethnic group, i.e., california AND ethnobotany, otherwise begin with a subject search using one of the suggested subject headings listed above.


Book of the day (or so)

These new books caught my attention; perhaps you will find them interesting as well.

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Chumash ethnobotany : plant knowledge among the Chumash people of southern California - Jan Timbrook
Call Number: 2 South E 99 .C815 T56 2007
ISBN: 1597140481
"An account of a Native American people s dynamic relationship with the natural world The Chumash people have lived in coastal California from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara for thousands of years. Their homeland is an area of uncommon biological richness and diversity, featuring over 1,500 species of plants. Their traditional foods, medicine, raw materials for making clothing, all kinds of tools and utensils, religious paraphernalia, and other items essential to existence were derived from the natural world; in one way or another, everything the Chumash people made involved plants. "

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Medicinal plants of the world : an illustrated scientific guide to important medicinal plants and their uses
Call Number: 2 North Ref RS 164 .V295 2004
ISBN: 0881926027
"An in-depth, scientifically accurate, superbly presented, seminal survey and guide to the best-known medicinal plants ... a reference that health care professionals will relish and refer to time and time again."
—Bookwatch, July 2004 (Bookwatch )

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