Thursday, January 28, 2010

New tool: Search inside reference books

Search the indexes and article titles from nearly 20,000 online and print reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etc.) with Reference Universe!

If the UW-Madison libraries have online access to the e-book, you'll get a direct link. Or, if we have the book in print, you'll get a link to the MadCat library catalog record. For books we don't own, put in a request through Library Express Article & Book Delivery for a scanned PDF copy of the pages you need.

Some of the books you can now search inside:
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

  • Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia
  • Bulbs for the Rock Garden
  • Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology

  • The Cultural History of Plants

  • Destructive and Useful Insects: Their Habits and Control

  • Dictionary of Agriculture
  • A Dictionary of Plant Pathology

  • A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

  • Encyclopaedia of Seed Production of World Crops

  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture, Food, and Biological Engineering
  • Encyclopedia of Entomology

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology

  • Encyclopedia of Pest Management

  • Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science

  • Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology

  • Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment
  • Encyclopedia of Virology

  • Entomology: A Guide to Information Resources

  • Field Crop Diseases Handbook

  • Foliage Plant Diseases: Diagnosis and Control
  • Fungi on Plants and Plant Products in the United States

  • The Garden Plants of China

  • The Glory of Gardens: 2,000 Years of Writings on Garden Design

  • Glossary of Crop Science Terms
  • Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology
  • Handbook of Vegetable Pests

  • Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution

  • Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity

  • Latin American Insects and Entomology

  • The Literature of Crop Science

  • Magill's Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life

  • Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

  • Maples for Gardens: A Color Encyclopedia

  • Minor Oil Crops

  • North American Horticulture: A Reference Guide

  • Our Earth's Changing Land: an Encyclopedia of Land-use and Land-cover Change

  • Oxford Companion to Gardens

  • Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940
  • Slash-and-burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives

  • Weeds and Words: The Etymology of the Scientific Names of Weeds and Crops

  • Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook
  • Women in Agriculture: A Guide to Research
Related tools:
  • Google Books - Search inside 1000s of books, including many from the UW-Madison. Also, read or download the full text of those that are out-of-copyright or otherwise in the public domain. Click "Find in a library" on the left to search WorldCat for a copy to check out from the UW or to borrow through Library Express Article & Book Delivery.

  • - Available for some books: Look Inside, Search Inside, First Sentence, Capitalized Phrases, Statistically Improbable Phrases, Citations / Cited By, Concordance (word frequency clouds), Readability, Complexity, Number of Characters / Words / Sentences, and Words per Dollar / Ounce.