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Plant Physiology (21:120:330)

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Karina Schafer's class - Fall 2021

Introduction to Online Resources

To search for articles on your topic, start with one of the Rutgers University Libraries subscription databases.  Depending on your topic, there may be a number of helpful online resources.  This guide identifies a few suggested ones (out of the hundreds of possible online resources available) from which you might be able to find relevant articles.  

Plant Science indexes/databases

Please see the boxes below for those indexes/databases that are most relevant to plant science.

Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts is an index of scholarship on how organisms of all kinds, including microbes, plants, and animals, interact with their environments and with other organisms. It also contains papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment. In addition, it covers environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution. This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print index Ecology Abstracts.

SPECIAL NOTE: Currently searches for "Ecology Abstracts content only" in the Biological Science Index.


AGRICOLA is an index produced by the National Agricultural Library that covers all aspects of agriculture, including agronomy, animal science, biology, biotechnology, botany, breeding, chemistry, conservation, crop management, dairy science, ecology, entomology, farm management, feed science, fertilizers, food and nutrition, forestry, horticulture, hydrology, hydroponics, microbiology, nutrition, pesticides, physiology, plant science, pollution, soil science, water quality, and zoology. Sources include journals, books, pamphlets, conference proceedings, research reports, government documents, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual content, and microforms. The majority of citations are for English-language sources, but over one-third of the database consists of citations for resources in African, Asian, Slavic, and Western European languages.

NOTE: AGRICOLA is the electronic continuation of the print publication Bibliography of Agriculture. A free version of Agricola is available from the United States Department of Agriculture in its NAL Online Catalog.

CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts is a comprehensive database in the applied life sciences, covering literature in agriculture; animal and veterinary sciences; environmental sciences; human health, food, and nutrition; leisure and tourism; microbiology and parasitology; and plant sciences. It indexes over 10,000 sources, including international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, academic books, and technical reports. Coverage dates: 1973-present


SPECIAL NOTE: Instead of the Get it @ R button, click on the "Find in my library" button in this database to determine whether or not Rutgers owns or subscribes to the article.


THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 4 CONCURRENT USERS FOR THIS DATABASE at Rutgers, so if you're unable to search in it, please try again at a later time.

Full-text articles


It is possible for current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access the Rutgers University Libraries' online resources off-campus. Be sure to go through the Libraries Website and you will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password. 


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