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BIOL 424 Ethnobotany (Princiotta)

Plants' structural, nutritional and chemical flexibility has been put to innumerable uses by people, from hunter gatherers to the scientists in search of a cure for AIDS. Plants are at the core of our everyday necessities.

Identifying a topic

Searching "plants and people" in our databases will retrieve many results, and you might need to narrow the results by filtering them. More specific searches such as  "seaweed and toothpaste" or "chamomile and hair dye" will bring back fewer, but more focused results. You may also want to try searching "ethnobotany" or a specific author or researcher as well.

If you are unsure what you would like to search, use your Course Textbooks to help identify topics of interest, or browse the general reference entries under Ethnobotany Reference Resources for more information.

Approved magazines to search

The following magazines have been approved by your professor as resources to search for articles:

Databases to search