Welcome to the Horticulture Subject Guide

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into science based on horticulture. Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of vegetable garden plant growing.

These guides provide access to resources - article databases, catalogs, reference books, web sites which is available at Bintulu (Sarawak) Campus Library.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

  • Amsterdam University Press
  • Anmol
  • Cab-eBooks Complete Frontlist and Archive Collection (2000 to 2010)
  • Columbia University Press
  • Emerald e-books (1994 to 2014)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Manson Publishing
  • NetLibrary e-books
  • RSC e-Books (1968 - 2014)
  • ScienceDirect eBooks (Copyright 1995 to 2006)
  • SIAM
  • Springer e-Books (2005 - 2014)
  • Wiley e-Books
  • Woodhead Publishing Online

Please login via EzProxy to get access to e-Books



The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

  • SB317.5-319.864  Horticulture. Horticultural crops
  • SB320-353.5  Vegetables
  • SB354-402  Fruit and fruit culture
  • SB381-386  Berries and small fruits
  • SB387-399  Grape culture. Viticulture
  • SB401 Nuts
  • SB403-450.87  Flowers and flower culture. Ornamental plants
  • SB406.7-406.83  Plant propagation
  • SB409-413  Culture of individual plants
  • SB414  Forcing
  • SB414.6-417  Greenhouses and greenhouse culture
  • SB418-418.4  Container gardening
  • SB419-419.3  Indoor gardening and houseplants
  • SB419.5  Roof gardening. Balcony gardening
  • SB421-439.8  Classes of plants. Including annuals, climbers, ferns, lawns, perennials, shrubs
  • SB441-441.75  Flower shows. Exhibitions
  • SB442.5  Care and preparation of cut flowers and ornamental plants for market
  • SB442.8-443.4  Marketing. Cut flower industry. Florists
  • SB446-446.6  Horticultural service industry
  • SB447  Preservation and reproduction of flowers, fruits, etc.
  • SB447.5  Bonkei. Tray landscapes
  • SB449-450.87  Flower arrangement and decoration
Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Orthopedic, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Horticulture:

  • Cabi e-Books
  • Netlibrary e-Books
  • Science Direct e-Books
  • Springer e-Books
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier (ASP)


Please login via EzProxy to get access to Subcribed Databases.




Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in Horticulture.

  • Horticulture: the art & science of smart gardening.
  • Horticulture: gardens/plants/design/ideas/techniques. Freshwater fish: the overlooked alternative: Inaugural Lecture Series
  • Horticulture : gardening at its best

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.

Reference Work

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet

Handbook / Manuals
  • Elsevier's dictionary of horticultural and agricultural plant production
    in ten languages, English, Dutch, French, German, Danish, Swedish,
    Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin compiled under the auspices
    of The International Society for Horticultural Science.  SB45 E49

  • Agro's Dictionary of horticulture Surendra Prasad. SB317.58 P911
  • Horticulture: gardens/plants/ design/ ideas/ techniques
    SB1 H86
  • Scientia horticulturae SB4 S33
  • Horticulture: gardening at its best. SB1 H86
  • Horticulture: the art & science of smart gardening. SB1 H86
  • Horticultural reviews edited by Jules Janick  SB317.5 H821







Theses & Dissertations

 Finding Theses & Dissertations
  •  UPMIR 
     Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  • Proquest Dissertation & Theses – please login to EzProxy
    The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research


This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of Horticulture resources available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.


Cite your sources

Why Must I Cited The Work?
Academic Integrity @ UPM
  • Acknowledge the author
  • Acknowledge the source of direct quotations
  • Avoid Plagiarism & Respect the Intellectual property and Copyright issues
  • Your ideas will be supported with fact
  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further

The Graduate School Office at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) promotes and educates the UPM community on the importance of academic integrity.

APA Sytle Guide Bibliography Management Tools
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) BF76.7 P976 2001

  • APA Style

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

Bibliography management tools (also known as citation or reference management tools) help you organize your research sources and generate bibliographies in multiple citation formats.

Mendeley allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Mendeley offers:
• Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
• Importing of references from various sources
• Storage and searching of personalized data
• Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles

Mendeley Wikipedia


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Liaison Librarian


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