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Article Databases and Indexes
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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.
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.
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Information for international agricultural research, from 1975 to the present.
NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.
Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ
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
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
MNCAT Catalog searches for books, e-books, e-journals, maps, music scores, films, sound recordings, government publications, archival materials etc, owned by or accessible via the University of Minnesota.
Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
General Reference Sources
Dissertations and Theses
Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.
General Reference Works
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
AgNIC is a voluntary partnership between land grant institutions, libraries, departments within colleges and universities, states, extension programs, etc.,to provide selected, quality agricultural information. AgNIC provides information on animal science, animal products, farms and farming, food and nutrition, insects, forest science, plant diseases, rural and agricultural sociology, and a host of other topics.
The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA's effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide.
The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a prominent international scientific society headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment. Today, ASA is seen as a progressive scientific society meeting the needs of its members through publications, recognition and awards, placement service, certification programs, meetings, and student activities. There is also a Science Policy Office in Washington, DC, to give members a voice in government.
The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is a prominent international scientific society headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment. Today, CSSA is seen as a progressive scientific society meeting the needs of its members through publications, recognition and awards, placement service, certification programs, meetings, and student activities. There is also a science policy office in Washington, DC to give members a voice in government.
The mission of the MDA is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of the food supply, the health of the environment, and the strength of the state's agricultural economy.
Are you looking for the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities? The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service covers these topics, plus offers in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable agriculture activities.
Statistics and Data
Provides links to collections of data are maintained by the Agricultural Research Service or by ARS in cooperation with other organizations. Organized by broad topic: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, Genetics, Germplasm, Natural Resources, Systematics(Taxonomic Classification)
Overviews and allows text-based searches of over 25 of the bibliographic databases and biomolecular data resources held at NCBI (the National Center for Biotechnology Information), including PubMed, OMIM, Entrez Gene, and Entrez Taxonomy; this site performs a simultaneous search of the various databases and reports back the number of hits in each -- you can then select an individual database to view detailed search results.
Reports from the USDA AMS (Agricultural Marketing Service) Market News include information on prices, volume, quality, condition, and other market data on farm products in specific markets and marketing areas. Reports cover both domestic and international markets. Click on the new â€˜Reference Roomâ€™ for helpful video tutorials and a glossary of terms.
The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
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The mission of the CDL is to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barley to major diseases including leaf rust, stem rust, and Fusarium head blight. This mission is accomplished through research on the biology of the pathogens that cause these diseases and on methods to enhance disease resistance in small grains.
The Department's mission is to discover and share information and genetic materials that increase the efficiency, reliability, and profitability of crop production and utilization within Minnesota and around the world. We promote environmentally-sound practices that preserve the natural resource base upon which agriculture depends. There are currently six principal programs within the Department: Undergraduate & Graduate Education; Crop Production and Ecology; Extension and Outreach; Plant Breeding & Genetics; Biotechnology & Physiology; and Weed Science.
The MAES funds research at the University of Minnesota to improve and support Minnesota's families and communities, food, natural resources and agriculture.
The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and community-based nonprofit organizations. The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond.