Agriculture & Related Fields

by Ruth Gustafson – August 19, 2021

Welcome. This guide is to help you find information and resources related to general agriculture.

To access resources from off-campus, please use VPN.

Ruth Gustafson

Student Services
Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian

ragustafson@ucdavis.edu

530-752-1883

In this Guide:

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.

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Catalog setting
    Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search includes all of the UC library collections.   This setting is specifically for the UC Davis libraries including (for the first time) the holdings of the Law Library. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

 

  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004

BIOSIS Previews Classic [via Web of Science] [via Clarivate Analytics]

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BIOSIS Previews is a database designed by biologists for researching the biological sciences literature.
SciFinder [Registration Required] [via American Chemical Society]

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SciFinder is the most comprehensive bibliographic database for scholarly research in the field of chemistry. It contains over 52 million citations and indexes over 50,000 journals, covering all aspects of chemistry, including chemical aspects of: biology and life sciences, engineering and materials science, food science, geology, medicine, physics, and polymer science. SciFinder also allows searching of chemical substances, chemical reactions, and includes some property data and spectra. Currently available on 2 platforms: SciFinder N and classic SciFinder.
FAOSTAT

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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.

Tags: Agriculture
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Library

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Full-text access to the journals of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Coverage: varies by title, 1958-present
Tags: Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biosystems Enginering, Engineering
Food Science and Technology Abstracts(FSTA) [via Ovid] [via Wolters Kluwer]

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FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts) is a database of food science, food technology, and nutrition information. PLEASE NOTE:  As of 2019, unlimited simultaneous user access is now available.
Coverage: 1969-present
Tags: Food, Technology
Related links: Food Science Technology Abstracts Database Guide
PAIS Index [via ProQuest]

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Indexes all types of materials in the area of public affairs and public policy - journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, government documents. Topics include agriculture, banking, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, health, law, legislation, political science, social sciences, and statistics.