Palm Oil

Welcome to the Palm Oil Subject Guide...

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into science based on Palm Oil.

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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.

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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.

Subject                            Call No.

  • Plant culture                    SB91-SB998
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Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Palm Oil 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 Palm Oil:

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

  • Palm oil engineering bulletin  HD9490.5 P34E57
  • Engineering news : the newsletter for engineers in the palm oil industry. 
    HD9490.5 P34P171
  • Oil palm industry economic journal : OPIEJ 
    HD9490.5 P34O39
  • Journal of oil palm research.   TP684 P3E37
  • Palm oil developments   SB299 P3P171
  • Malaysian Palm Oil : Nutritionally excellent choice  
    TP684 P3M239
  • MPOB Annual Research Review  TP684 P3M939
  • Palm oil update  HD9490 M3P171
  • Global oils and fats business magazine   TP1 G562

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

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

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Reference Works

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.

Guidebooks / Handbooks Manuals
  • The oil palm industry in Malaysia : a guidebook  SB299 P3P4713 1987
  • Field handbook : Oil palm series   SB299 P3R211 1999
  • Pocket guide     SB299 P3R211
  • Palm oil : a compilation of documented facts on nutritional effects of palm oil    TP684 P3P171
  • Palm oil : A guide for users    TP684 P3P171
  • Palm oil factory process handbook    TS2301 P24P171
  • Perusahaan sawit di Malaysia : Satu panduan  HD9490.5 P343M3471 2010
  • Handbook : Photographic perspective on the anomalies of oil palm    SB299 P3H236
  • Hanbook of pests and diseases of oil palm     SB608 O27H236
  • Oil palm fruit grading manual    SB299 P3L549 2003
  • Oil palm fruit bunch grading system using red, green and blue digital number    PFK 155
  • Manual penanaman dan penyelenggaraan sawit untuk sektor pekebun kecil   SB299 P3M294
  • Genome analaysis : A laboratory manual   QH445.2 G335
  • Modelling dry matter production, partitioning and yield of oil palm : OPRODSIM : A mechanistic simulation model for tecahing and research : technical manual and user's guide  SB299 P3H526

Statistical sources

Directories & Encyclopedias

  • Malysian Palm Oil Statistics   HD9490.5 P34M239
  • Palm oil statistics - PORLA     HD9490.5 P34P836
  • Oil palm monthly statistics of Malaysia/ Perangkaan Bulanan Kelapa sawit bagi Malaysia   SB299 P3P45
  • Malaysian palm oil statistics  HD9490.5 P34P836
  • Perangkaan kelapa sawit, koko, kelapa dan teh Malaysia / Oil palm, cocoa, coconut and te statistics Malaysia    SB299 P3M26
  • Directory of Malaysian Palm oil processing sector     HD9490 M3D598
  • Encyclopedia of food sciences and nutrition             TP368.2 E56 2003


This is a list of the notable palm oil organizations includes intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental.




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



Please enjoy just a few suggested journal articles as seen below. For more articles, please search our subscribed databases.

Journal Articles

Abdullah, N., Rafii Yusop, M., Ithnin, M., Saleh, G., & Latif, M. A. (2011). Genetic variability of oil palm parental genotypes and performance of its’ progenies as revealed by molecular markers and quantitative traits. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 334(4), 290-299. doi:10.1016/j.crvi.2011.01.004

Abdullah, S. N. A., Cheah, S. C., & Murphy, D. J. (2002). Isolation and characterisation of two divergent type 3 metallothioneins from oil palm, Elaeis Guineensis. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 40(3), 255-263. doi:10.1016/S0981-9428(02)01366-9

Alizadeh, F., Abdullah, S. N. A., Khodavandi, A., Abdullah, F., Yusuf, U. K., & Chong, P. P. (2011). Differential expression of oil palm pathology genes during interactions with Ganoderma Boninense and Trichoderma Harzianum. Journal of Plant Physiology, 168(10), 1106-1113. doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2010.12.007

Ariffin, N., Abdullah, R., Rashdan Muad, M., Lourdes, J., Emran, N. A., Ismail, M. R., Husni Omar, M. (2011). Constructions of expression vectors of Polyhydroxybutyrate-Co-Hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) and transient expression of transgenes in immature oil palm embryos.Plasmid, 66(3), 136-143. doi:10.1016/j.plasmid.2011.07.002

Cristancho, J. A. R., Hanafi, M. M., Omar, S. R. S., Rafii, Y. M., Martinez, F. M., & Campos, C. E. C. (2011). Alleviation of aluminum in acidic soils and its effect on growth of hybrid and clonal oil palm seedlings. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 34(3), 387-401. doi:10.1080/01904167.2011.536880

Da, S. A., Moraes, L. A. C., Lopes, R., Sousa, N. R., Da Cunha, R.,Nonato Vieira, & Quisen, R. C. (2011). In vitro rescue of interspecific embryos from Elaeis Guineensis X E. Oleifera (Arecaceae). Revista De Biología Tropical, 59(3), 1081-1088.

Haron, K., Brookes, P. C., Anderson, J. M., & Zakaria, Z. Z. (1998). Microbial biomass and soil organic matter dynamics in oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis Jacq.) plantations, west Malaysia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 30(5), 547-552. doi:10.1016/S0038-0717(97)00217-4

Jiménez, L., Serrano, L., Rodríguez, A., & Sánchez, R. (2009). Soda-anthraquinone pulping of palm oil empty fruit bunches and beating of the resulting pulp. Bioresource Technology, 100(3), 1262-1267. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2008.08.013

Mayes, S., Jack, P. L., & Corley, R. H. V. (2000). The use of molecular markers to investigate the genetic structure of an oil palm breeding programme. Heredity, 85(3), 288-293. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2540.2000.00758.x

Mohammad, N., Alam, M. Z., Kabbashi, N. A., & Ahsan, A. (2012). Effective composting of oil palm industrial waste by filamentous fungi: A review. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 58(0), 69-78. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.10.009

Mohd As’wad, A. W., Sariah, M., Paterson, R. R. M., Zainal Abidin, M. A., & Lima, N. (2011). Ergosterol analyses of oil palm seedlings and plants infected with ganoderma. Crop Protection, 30(11), 1438-1442. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2011.07.004

Shamsudin, S., Md Shah, U. K., Zainudin, H., Abd-Aziz, S., Mustapa Kamal, S. M., Shirai, Y., & Hassan, M. A. (2012). Effect of steam pretreatment on oil palm empty fruit bunch for the production of sugars. Biomass and Bioenergy, 36(0), 280-288. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.10.040

Thambirajah, J. J., Zulkali, M. D., & Hashim, M. A. (1995). Microbiological and biochemical changes during the composting of oil palm empty-fruit-bunches. Effect of nitrogen supplementation on the substrate. Bioresource Technology, 52(2), 133-144. doi:10.1016/0960-8524(95)00008-3

Uthaipaisanwong, P., Chanprasert, J., Shearman, J. R., Sangsrakru, D., Yoocha, T., Jomchai, N., & Tangphatsornruang, S. (2012). Characterization of the chloroplast genome sequence of oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis Jacq.).Gene, 500(2), 172-180. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2012.03.061

Yaakob, Z., Sukarman, I. S. B., Narayanan, B., Abdullah, S. R. S., & Ismail, M. (2012). Utilization of palm empty fruit bunch for the production of biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas oil. Bioresource Technology, 104(0), 695-700. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2011.10.058

Yahya, A., Sye, C. P., Ishola, T. A., & Suryanto, H. (2010). Effect of adding palm oil mill decanter cake slurry with regular turning operation on the composting process and quality of compost from oil palm empty fruit bunches. Bioresource Technology, 101(22), 8736-8741. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.05.073

Yahya, A., Sye, C. P., Ishola, T. A., & Suryanto, H. (2010). Effect of adding palm oil mill decanter cake slurry with regular turning operation on the composting process and quality of compost from oil palm empty fruit bunches. Bioresource Technology, 101(22), 8736-8741. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.05.073


Please enjoy just a few suggested books as seen below. For more books, please search our Web OPAC.

Suggested Books

Abd Rahim, S. (Ed.). (2009). Technologies for oil palm harvesting, evacuation and loose fruit collection. Kajang, Selangor: Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Call No.: S715 O37T255

Basiron, Y., Darus, A., Ngan, M. A., & Weng, C. K. (Eds.). (2005). Palm kernel products : Characteristics and applications. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Call No.: TS2301 P24P171

Corley, R. H., & Tinker, P. B. (2003). The oil palm. Oxford: Blackwell Science. Call No.: SB299 C799 2003

Dzulkefly, K. A. (2008). Palm oil : Still the best choice . Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia. Call No.: LG173 S45S981 no.106

Flood, J., Bridge, P. D., & Holderness, M. (Eds.). (2000). Ganoderma diseases of perennial crops . Wallingford: CABI. Call No.: SB741 G35G198

Foster, H. L., Chang, K. C., Dolmat, M. T., Mohammed, A. T., & Zakaria, Z. Z. (Eds.). (1985). Oil palm yield responses to N and K fertilizers in different environments in peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia. Call No.: SB299 P3159 no. 16

Lembaga Minyak Sawit (Ed.). (2009). Penakaian anak benih sawit. Kajang, Selangor: Lembaga Minyak Sawit Malaysia. Call No.: SB299 P3P397

Malaysian Palm Oil Council (Ed.). (2006). Palm oil and palm kernel oil applications. Kelana Jaya: Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Call No.: TP670 P171

Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (Ed.). (1995). Malaysian palm oil : Nature's gift to Malaysia : Malaysia's gift to the world. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council. Call No.: SB299 P3M239

Maria L. (Ed.). (2011). Palm oil : Nutrition, uses and impacts . Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers. Call No.: QP752 P35P171

Mohd Tayeb, D. (2005). Technologies for planting oil palm on peat . Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Call No.: SB299 P3M697

Mohd, B. W., Norman, K., Idris, A. S., Ariffin, D., Shamala, S., Ramle, M., & Siti Ramlah, A. A. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of pests and diseases of oil palm. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Call No.: SB608 O27H236

Ng, S. K. (1972). The oil palm and its culture, manuring and utilisation. Berne: International Potash Institute. Call No.: SB299 P3N47 1972

Pardamean, M. (n.d.). Perusahaan ladang dan kilang kelapa sawit. Kuala Lumpur: Synergy Media. Call No.: SB299 P3P226

Singh, G., Lim, K. H., Teo, L., & Lee, K. D. (Eds.). (1999). Oil palm and the environment : A Malaysian perspective. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Oil Palm Growers' Council. Call No.: SB299 P3O39

Turner, P. D. (1981). Oil palm diseases and disorders. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press. Call No.: SB608 O27T951

Turner, P. D., & Gillbanks, R. A. (1974). Oil palm cultivation and management. Kuala Lumpur: Incorporated Society of Planters. Call No.: SB299 P3T8






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