New online resources for Science, Horticulture and Environment

These items are just in and available on the library eResources webpage for Industry and Resources subjects:

New CSIRO eBooks:

Australian RainForest Woods eBook

Vegetation of Australian Riverine LandscapesThe Australian Soil Classification eBook






To access CSIRO eBooks there is a Database specific login required. Check the Database Password list or ask library staff.

New online tutorials from PlantFile:

New online video tutorials for the 2016 version of PlantFile are now available under the Plantfile listing on the library eResources webpage:

PlantFile Listing on Website

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Plantfile Video 1 – Student registration, Saving plants to a selected file and the Quiz:

Online PlantFile tutorial from the Hunter TAFE Library Service:

A detailed tutorial from the library is also available on each horticultural subject LibGuide. Browse Hunter TAFE LibGuides by Subject here:


iPlantFile Pro App










For those of you who don’t already know, PlantFile is a comprehensive database that contains detailed information on over 3000 commonly used ornamental and native plant species and their cultivars; plant images, glossaries and pest and disease information. Hunter Institute Libraries subscribe to PlantFile Online and there is also a CD version available.

Students of Horticulture, Landscape Design, Turf Management and Floristry will be interested to know that PlantFile has recently released a new app, suitable for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Based on the online PlantFile database, it is an ideal portable resource for students, home gardeners and professionals.

The iPlantFile Pro app is available on iTunes. For further information just click on the link,

If you have any questions regarding iPlantFile Pro, email or call 02 9924 0381.