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Addresses for plant biology databases ?

Ray Dobert rdobert at NAL.USDA.GOV
Tue Jan 21 09:56:06 EST 1997

Kay et al.

The National Ag. Library's on-line catalog is accessible at:
It currently allows you to connect via telnet, but soon a web-based
interface will be up and running.  Alternatively you can telnet directly
to opac.nal.usda.gov. 

The ISIS systems includes both an "indexed" section for journal articles 
(a subset of the AGRICOLA bibliographic database that many will be 
familiar with) and a "catalog" section for books and other monographs. 

Hope this helps.

Ray Dobert

On 17 Jan 1997, Kay Lancaster wrote: 

> In article <Philippe.Heizmann-170197105524 at mac-rcap-020ph.ens-lyon.fr>, Philippe Heizmann wrote:
> >Does anyone know a good address for litterature references in plant biology
> >? 
> >Medline is very poor in this field of research and I would appreciate to
> >have a better source of information.
> USDA's National Agricultural Library has their catalog and (?part? ?most?) 
> of the AGRICOLA journal references available through ISIS, their on-line
> service.  Free, too, though search times are somewhat restricted... I'm
> always wanting to search at some time like 2 am Sunday, when they're down
> for maintenance.  ;-)
> I don't have the URL handy, but if you point a web searcher like AltaVista
> to USDA near NAL near ISIS, you'll find the page that gets you access.
> Also take a look at some of the other USDA databases, including one
> on ethnobotany, another on the plant introduction station germplasm
> (GRIN), and supporting taxonomy sources for GRIN, a phytochemical
> database, etc.
> Kay Lancaster    kay at fern.com  

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