Biological/Agricultural Sciences & Map Services News

New 2009 Interface for Agricultural Databases

Three important UC Davis agricultural library databases are now available on the OvidSP interface: CAB Abstracts (the largest international bibliographic database in agriculture); Agricola (U.S. centric with excellent coverage of USDA & Experiment Station publications); and Food Science & Technology Abstracts, FSTA (the most comprehensive database of post-harvest processing literature).

Please Note: The SilverPlatter interface is being retired at the end of March for CAB Abs & Agricola, and at the end of February for FSTA. It is recommended that agricultural database searchers transition to the new interface as soon as possible.

Transition Help Available: Classes are available to help you make the switch to OvidSP. Please sign up online (

You may also request an appointment with a BioAg librarian subject specialist by e-mailing or by calling the BioAg Reference Office, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at (530) 752‑6196

Don't know who your BioAg librarian subject specialist is? Consult the directory of Librarian Subject Specialists (

Published: February 9, 2009


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