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Subject Librarian:

Wanda Marsolek

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Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

The ISI Web of Knowledge provides the Web of Science interface for institutional sitewide access to the ISI Citation products which cover over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Provides brief factual information on approximately 130,000 living scientists in biology, physical sciences, public health, mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Includes birthdate, education, professional career, and honors received.

Provides authoritative, in-depth biographical articles on deceased scientists from classical antiquity to modern times. Each article includes bibliographies of works by and about the scientist who is the subject of the article. For biographical information on living scientists, check American Men and Women of Science or other sources.


Dictionaries


Encyclopedias


Handbooks and Manuals

2010. Promotes more efficient use of wood in construction. Serves as an information source on physical & mechanical properties of wood and how these properties are affected by variations in the wood itself.


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Provides links to hundreds of Internet sites related to Forestry. Links grouped by: Reference Resources, Full-text Resources, Associations, Government Agencies, Conferences, and Subjects.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

This website contains conservation and development information on commercial, recreational, and subsistence extraction of non-timber forest products (NTFP). Includes a bibliographic database, discussion groups, Internet links, and more.


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology. The basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes


Style Manuals

Covers citation forms for federal, state, regional, and local documents as well as those of some international bodies.


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