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Horticulture: Print Books & Reference Materials


This guide will help you find books, videos, articles and websites about horticulture. Use the menus on your right to start searching for different types of materials.

If you need additional help, come to the Library Reference Desk or Ask A Librarian.

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New Titles

Climate-Wise Landscaping
Urban Forests
The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
Environmental Horticulture
Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility Manual
Carnivorous Plants

Search the Library Catalog

Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

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Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

SB 371.5 - SB 450.87 Horticulture
SB 450.9 - SB 467 Gardens and Gardening
SB 469 - SB 476.4 Landscape Design
QK 95 Plant Taxonomy
QK 475 - QK 494 Trees

There are several encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries to use for a quick lookup. Reference materials are not typically something you sit down and read cover to cover, though you could if you really wanted to. A small selection is shown below. 

Reference Books

The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
The Facts on File Dictionary of Botany
The New Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit
Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs
A Handbook of the World's Conifers

Online Reference Materials

Students also have access to these fine online sources of reference materials: 


The library is part of a consortium of academic libraries known as I-Share. As COD students, you can request items from other libraries online by creating an I-Share account. For more information, visit our I-Share Information Web Page

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