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ONLINE RESOURCES
Lists of quality plant websites.
RESEARCH GUIDES
These guides have been created by staff at the San Diego Zoo Library to help you get started on your research. They contain a mix of recommended books, journals, and online resources.
ZOOS & BOTANIC GARDENS
Resources pertaining to plants found in zoos and botanic gardens.

USE THIS GUIDE TO GET STARTED ON YOUR SOUTHWEST U.S. PLANT RESEARCH

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MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY
These books and journals can be found at the Beckman Center Library or online and are a good starting point for your research. Find more through the Library Catalog and Journals Catalog.

BOOKS

The cacti of the United States and Canada
By Lyman David Benson
Call no. QK495 .C11 B354 1982 MAIN

The California desert: an introduction to natural resources and man's impact (2 volume set)
Edited by June Latting and Peter Rowlands
Call no. QH104.5 .S62 C35 1995

California native plants for the garden
By Carol Bornstein
Call no. QK149 .B67 2005

California plant families: west of the Sierran crest and deserts
By Glenn Keator and Margaret J. Steunenberg
Call no. QK149 .K43 2009 MAIN

Ecology of Sonoran Desert plants and plant communities
Edited by Robert Hall Robichaux
Call no. QK142 .E36 1999 MAIN

A field guide to the common and interesting plants of Baja California
By Jeanette Coyle
Call no. QK211 .C8 1975 MAIN

Introduction to the geology of Southern California and its native plants
By Clarence A. Hall
Call no. QE89 .H34 2007 MAIN

Inventory of rare and endangered vascular plants of California
By James Payne Smith
Call no. QK86 .U6 I58 1994 REF

Trees and shrubs of the southwestern deserts
By Lyman David Benson
Call no. QK484 .S89 B46 1981

JOURNALS

Cactus & Succulent Journal
California Garden
California Native Plant Society Bulletin
California Native Plant Society Newsletter
Desert Plants
Fremontia : Journal of the California Native Plant Society
Haseltonia: Yearbook of the Cactus & Succulent Society
Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Pacific Horticulture
The Palm Journal (Palm Society of Southern California)
Southwestern Naturalist


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TAXONOMIC INFORMATION
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