I-Share @ Morris Library, the library's catalog
Some herbaria have published indexes of their collections.
1. To find them, start by using the I-Share @ Morris Library catalog
- You may limit your search to just SIUC, or, if you have a week to ten days, search All I-Share and request that materials be sent to the library.
- Use the keyword, herbarium.
- Try these subject searches:
- Plant Collecting
- Botanical Specimens
- Botany history
Search I-Share @ Morris Library
Selected Article Databases
The use of specimens in herbaria for the study of global warming --> herbarium AND global warming
2. Use the database's limit to peer-reviewed journals if this option is available.
- Peer-reviewed journal limiters may also be called Academic Journals (e.g., in CAB) or scholarly journals.
- PubMed and Medline do not have a specific limiter for peer-reviewed articles, but you may limit to specific types of scientific studies.
3. Use synonyms and near-synonyms, and connect these terms with OR:
Herbari* and (global warming or climate change)
4. If you find a good article for your topic, check the reference list for more sources. Use the Journals database or I-Share to see if we have the journal online or in print. Another strategy is to paste the title into the Onesearch box on the library's home page and follow the Find Full Text link on any citations. Contact me if you need help locating the full text of an article.
5. Link from subjects or descriptors found in article citations to find others.
6. Use limits, such as language, publication date, and publication type (e.g., scholarly journals or peer-reviewed journals, review articles).
7. Combine searches in Search History.
8. Use truncation symbols if available, e.g. herbari* will locate herbaria or herbarium
9. Limit to words in the title or abstract to narrow your search
Systematic Biology has its own style for citations, but the Instructions to Authors refer writers to the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style manual if they have any questions. This style is used by many scientists. There are 3 ways to format citations in CSE Style: Author-Name, Citation-Sequence, and Citation-Name. Ask your instructor about which format to use.
Morris Library has a print copy of the newest edition (8th edition) for in-library use:
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Call Number: Reference T11 .S386 2014
Location: 1st Floor Information Desk
Some online resources are available below.
Natural Sciences Librarian