Proposed users and user guide

Typical users and uses of ePlantLIBRA are:

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Typical case study report

We have produced an example of a report compiled from data in ePlantLIBRA – DOWNLOAD

User guide

Help text for users is included throughout the database, guiding users through the functions and systems required for carrying out searches and reporting of the database contents. Users may also find videos on YouTube of interest.


Jenny Plumb explains how to use ePlantLIBRA

References and grey literature

All references included within the database are fully cited and this information can be exported to Endnote. in addition, links to a selection of reviews, books and databases, covering information on botanicals, traditional uses and dietary supplements, such as the EFSA compendium are included.

Computer requirements

There are no software systems requirements to use ePlantLIBRA. All reports produced within the database can be exported to Excel and reference lists exported to Endnote. ePlantLIBRA was developed as a classic ASP, utilising JavaScript for field validation and generation of dynamic HTML. All input screens are generated by an internal Content Management System, facilitating an advanced help system and online modification of input forms. The system is hosted on a Windows server with IIS and Microsoft SQL Server, owned and operated by EuroFIR AISBL.

Quality documentation

A PDF summarising quality documentation including SOPs used for selecting references, adding quality evaluated data, etc. can be downloaded from the ‘Additional information’ within ePlantLIBRA.