Databases are a great resource to search for scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles on topics within the field of medical botany. The databases below are available through the USF Libraries and can be a starting point for research into medical botany topics.
General Science Databases
There are many general science databases which can be used for conducting an article search. The link below will take you to the USF Library's "Biology" LibGuide which provides links to many general science databases, including Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
PubChem is the world's largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. Search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. Find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more.
Embase is a database for biomedical and pharmacological published literature. After conducting a search and finding scholarly articles of interest, click on the "View Full Text" button to access the Full-Text article.
These databases focus more specifically on the field of Medical Botany and its various components, including botany, ethnobotany, chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine.
The Tropicos database is sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden and links over 1.37 million scientific names to plant specimens and digital images. In addition, it tracks taxonomic nomenclature, distribution observations, and publications related to plants and ferns.
Plants of the World Online (POWO) is an open-access database of plant taxonomy, distribution, identification, images, and traits. Founded in 2017, POWO includes botanical data from the past 250 years, provides updates to outdated scientific names, and offers detailed plant descriptions.
The USF Herbarium works to scan and upload images of botanical specimens into the Atlas of Florida Plants. Click this link to be taken to the Atlas of Florida Plants where you can search for specimens and view images as well as information about the taxonomy and location of specimens.
The PLANTS (Plant List of Attributes, Names, Taxonomy, and Symbols) Database, by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
HerbMed is an interactive, electronic herbal database providing hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and the general public.
The C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium is the gateway to the digitized specimens of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden. The virtual herbarium has over four million specimens digitized. It contains biodiversity information and a digital image search feature.