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Title: vPlants
Url: https://vplants.org/portal/index.php
Publisher: Chicago Botanic Garden
Field Museum of Natural History
Morton Arboretum
Description: Three institutions in the Chicago region have created the vPlants database, which allows interested web-surfing parties to browse through various data from 90,000 plant specimens. Even more impressive is the fact that users can also view digital images for almost 50,000 of the specimens. From the well-designed homepage, visitors can search for plant names by family, genus, or common name. Additionally, visitors can browse a glossary of terms and a set of external links. The database brings the plant life of the region to life through its mix of visual materials and well-written descriptions. Neophyte botanists will appreciate its accessibility, and more experienced persons can find items of use here as well.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Botany
Science -- Botany
Science -- Botany -- Botanical illustration and artists
Science -- Botany -- Communication of information
Science -- Botany -- Communication of information -- Computer network resources
Science -- Botany -- Communication of information -- Information services
Science -- Botany -- Cryptogams -- Fungi
Science -- Botany -- Cryptogams -- Fungi -- Catalogs and collections
Science -- Botany -- Cryptogams -- Fungi -- Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Science -- Botany -- Dictionaries
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Botany
Resource Type: Collection
Dataset -- List/Table
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Instructional Material -- Case Study
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Professional/Practitioner
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: The vPlants Project
Access Rights: Free access
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