Welcome to the Libraries' BIOL 551 Class Guide! This guide is designed to help you learn how to use K-State Libraries' many resources. If this guide does not have the information you are looking for, don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian for help any time during the Libraries' service hours.
For your species accounts project, you are required to provide a list of the sources you consulted. At a minimum your sources should include:
Relevant primary literature (scholarly articles) available for your taxa
Kansas State University Herbarium database
A digitized, browsable collection of herbarium specimens
USDA PLANTS database
Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses
Information about 904 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, and other woody plants. It is also a book (see below) but there are more species available on the website. It also has an excellent list of nomenclature authorities at http://www.kswildflower.org/authorities.php
The books listed below
Flora of the Great Plains by
Call Number: QK135 .F55 1991
Publication Date: 1986-06-01
Available in your lab, at Weigel Architecture Library in 0081 Regnier Hall, or at Library Help in Hale Library.
Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas by
Call Number: QK161 .H33 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
Available in your lab, in the Weigel Architecture Library (0081 Regnier Hall) or at Library Help in Hale Library.
Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds by
Call Number: QK161 .H32 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-27
Available in the Weigel Architecture Library in 0081 Regnier Hall.