Horticulture: Some Resources

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. neciap@uark.edu

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment.

Citation and Style Guides

Citation styles used in Horticulture vary, and may include those for a particular journal. RefWorks and EndNote Basic supply a number of styles that may be appropriate. Zotero and Mendeley are free resources that do similar work.

Plagiarism at the U of A

Plagiarism is defined in the University of Arkansas Catalog of Studies as "offering as one’s own work the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference or footnote" (section on "Academic Regulations: Academic Honesty").

The consequences of plagiarizing another's work can be very serious for your course grade or even for an entire academic career. Plagiarism and academic dishonesty go beyond simply cutting and pasting text from an article or book into your paper without attribution; they can include paraphrasing without attribution or even citing sources that you have not consulted in your Works Cited list.

Citing your sources is the first step to avoiding plagiarism. 

Quality Writing Center

Additional resources

Web-based Citation Managers:

RefWorks allows you to save citations to a personal database and then format those citations in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies. Need to get started? check out RefWorks help

EndNote Web is available through Web of Science and is available to U of A faculty, staff and students.. It allows you to save citations to a personal database and then format those citations in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies.


Zotero and Mendeley are two of the free citation managers that are commonly used in academic circles; we don't have formalized support for them, but they have help pages and your librarian may be using one or more of them.