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Library Resources
  • Indexes and Databases
    Use these indexes, databases, electronic journals, and news sources to help you find articles and other documents.
      -- After logging in, click on "Databases" on right sidebar, choose the databases and years you want to search. To truncate search terms, use: *
  • Ask Us! University Libraries' InfoPoint Service
    Use this service to request research assistance and contact the Libraries to get help in resolving computer and technology problems with our library resources.
  • MNCAT Catalog
    MNCAT Catalog searches for books, e-books, e-journals, maps, music scores, films, sound recordings, government publications, archival materials etc, owned by or accessible via the University of Minnesota.
  • News Sources
    -- Provides links to newspapers, radio stations, television stations, and news web sites. It also includes information about newspapers and newspaper indexes owned at the Univ. of Minnesota Libraries.
Additional Websites
  • Arabidopsis Web Sites
    • Arabinet
      -- Links to Arabidopsis web sites
    • EcoPort: The Consilience Engine: Ecology Without Boundaries
      -- Operates under the auspices of the Univ. of Florida, The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Promotes sustainable management of natural resources; includes photos and basic information on plants and crop pests.
    • Evolution Resources
      -- Links to evolution web sites, organized by Harvard University.
    • Species 2000
      -- Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.
    • Tree of Life Web Project
      -- A collaborative Internet project containing Information about phylogeny and biodiversity.
    • World Biodiversity Database
      -- A continuously growing taxonomic database and information system that aims at documenting all presently known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this important biological information worldwide accessible. The WBD contains taxonomic information (hierarchies), species names, synonyms, descriptions, illustrations and literature references when available. A direct link to CMBI provides genetic information on protein sequence (from the SWISS-PROT and TrEMBL databases), nucleic sequence (EMBL) and 3D structures (PDB) for each taxon.
U of M Databases & Resources
  • Forestry Databases
    -- Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction, and Maintenance; Tropical Forest Conservation and Development; Urban Forestry.
  • Plant Information Online
    Includes current sources in North American nurseries for over 70,000 plants; over 200,000 citations to current plant science literature, listings for more than 1300 North American seed and nursery firms, and an evaluative review of 75 CD-ROMs and web sites of plant images.
    This resource is free and open to the public.
Government Resources
  • Google Uncle Sam
    -- Searches government web sites.
  • Government Publications Library Web Site
    We are a depository for publications from the governments of the United States, Minnesota and Canada and for the international intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations and the European Union. We link to online government publications, directories, specialized databases and guides to using government publications.
  • GPO Access
    GPO Access is a service of the US Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    -- A great site! Everything from the DNR's webzine "Fish & Wildlife Today" to job opportunities to online licensing to campground info.
    • Minnesota Conservation Volunteer
      -- Full text of current issue and selected articles from issues back to 1996.
    • PLANTS Database
      The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.

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