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Biology 220: Plant Classification

Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

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Authoritative Sites for Studying Plant Diseases

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Magnolia. Image from Britannica Online Academic Edition Database.

General sources of botanical information

Evaluating Web Sources

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C - Currency. What is the date of the source, and is it important for your purposes?

R - Relevance. Does the source relate to your information need?

A - Authority. Who wrote or published this source? Do the authors have subject expertise? 

A - Accuracy. Is the information in the source accurate? Can you verify it using another source?

P - Purpose. Is the information meant to entertain, educate, sell, or persuade? Can you discern a bias?

Plants in pictures