Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
by Ruth Gustafson – February 7, 2022
Welcome. This guide is to help you find information and resources related to general agriculture.
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FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff: With the re-opening of campus on Jan 31, 2022, feel free to book an appointment with Ruth for assistance in using these resources or for any questions you may have. Ruth will continue with Zoom appointments. (Exceptions will be made if in-person is the only/best option for the requestor.)
Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as soil amendment rather than the more specific biochar soil amendment for semi-arid regions.
FAOSTAT is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available. Topics include food and agricultural production and trade, fisheries, land use and irrigation, fertilizers and more. The comprehensive databases cover many countries over long periods of time.
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Need a basic question answered ASAP? Your fastest option is Ask A Librarian 24/7 chat. Note that this service is staffed collaboratively by libraries nationwide, so the librarian you talk with may not be at UC Davis.
Document your search process, so you can easily update and build upon it. This useful template for note taking was developed by Carrol Community College.
Software to organize and automatically reformat your bibliographies. Compare popular citation management products: EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and F1000
Access up to $1,000 per article from the UCD Library toward publishing fees in fully open access journals.
Most literature databases provide a description of articles, or other literature resources, that allows you to find them among thousands of sources. However, there is often another step required to access a full text copy. This extra step is facilitated through the UCD E-links button, found on the item record.
Not all articles will be accessible directly from a database, as UCD E-links can only connect you to material licensed or owned by the library. However, we can borrow material from other libraries, if you put in an Interlibrary Loan request.
Watch how to make an Interlibrary Loan request for articles not available in the library collection.