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Organic Farmer Training Program: Catalog and Book Search

Spring 2019

Changes are here!

Welcome! The MSU Libraries migrated to a new discovery and catalog system called FOLIO. It is different and may take time to get used to. Here is a page of FAQs that can answer many of your questions and troubleshoot the new system as you get accustomed to it. However, if you need help, please contact us!

Catalog Search - New in 2022

Thesis & Dissertation Research

Subject Headings

When conducting a SUBJECT SEARCH of the MSU Libraries online catalog for plants specific to Michigan, use the following subject headings:

Algae - Michigan
Annuals (Plants) - Michigan
Botany - Michigan
Climbing plants - Michigan
Ferns - Michigan
Floriculture - Michigan
Flowers - Michigan
Freshwater plants - Michigan
Fruit culture - Michigan
Gardening - Michigan
Gardens - Michigan
Horticulture - Michigan
Mosses - Michigan
Nurseries (Horticulture) - Michigan
Perennials - Michigan
Plant conservation - Michigan
Plants - Michigan
School Gardens - Michigan
Shrubs - Michigan
Trees - Michigan
Trees in Cities - Michigan
Vegetables - Michigan
Wild flowers - Michigan

Call numbers of interest

Here is a breakdown of Library of Congress call numbers for many agriculture-related subjects:


1-1110 Plant culture
107-109 Economic botany
110-112 Methods for special areas, including dry-land and tropical agriculture, irrigation farming
113.2-118.45 Seeds
118.48-118.75 Nurseries. Nursery industry
119-124 Propagation
183-317 Field crops
317.5-450.87 Horticulture
320-353.5 Vegetables
354-402 Fruit culture. Nut culture. Orchards
403-450.87 Flowers. Ornamental plans
449-450.87 Flower arrangement
450.9-467 Gardens and gardening
469-476.4 landscape gardening. Landscape Architecture
481-485 Parks and public reserves
599-990.5 Diseases and pests, including treatment and control

HD 9000-9018 Agricultural industries. Food supply. Produce trade. Farmers markets

For a much more detailed list, see Jesse Saylor's detailed Horticulture and Taxonomy call number list.

Plant & Ag Ebook Packages at MSU

SpringerLink Ebook Packages
The license allows MSU patrons to download complete chapters and in many instances complete books on this platform. Note that all chapters and authors across all Springer ebooks and journals can be found by searching the platform.

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