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Plant Biology

Library Resources supporting the Plant Biology Graduate Program at UMass

Plant Biology Reference Resources

Reference materials are a great way to get a broad overview of background information on a topic. Start with reference works to help you choose or define a research topic. Reading some basic background information will lead you to new terminology and concepts which you can then use to search databases or the library catalog for more specific information on a narrower portion of the topic.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries