Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
This guide brings together information resources for UC Cooperative Extension Specialists and Advisors and other ANR staff. Your librarians are happy to help any time you have questions.
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.)
May 2021 ANR workshop – Google Folder with handouts
Find out how to establish your library privileges, borrow books by mail, or request electronic delivery of an article or book chapter from resources we have only in print. Don’t forget to CONNECT via the UCD Library VPN, Pulse Secure, to access ANY online resources available from the library webpages or catalogs.
Contact Your Librarian
Ruth Gustafson, Temporary Plant and environmental sciences subject specialist for researchers. Temporary Food Science and Nutrition subject specialist.
Erik Fausak, Veterinary medicine subject specialist.
Ruth Gustafson, Animal and ecology subject specialist.
David Michalski, Human development subject specialist.
Adam Siegel, Agricultural economics subject specialist.
Find Other Subject Librarians for specialized research help or to suggest a purchase of materials by the library.
NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS? We’ll ship it to you! The UCD Libraries have a COVID-time-only shipping service in place. Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you. Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.
ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM? Scanning service available for all UCD affiliates. Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page number, if available.
Due dates will become active with start of Fall Quarter. “If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact email@example.com for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”
Here are links to online collections of information resources in agriculture and related fields, including digitized UC Cooperative Extension publications.
Digital collection of materials on crop research, agricultural production, technology, land use, socioeconomic development, 4-H and youth development, among other subjects, from the County Offices of the UC Cooperative Extension Service. A built-in search tool locates UCANR publications across several online databases, including Calisphere, HathiTrust, and Internet Archive.
Calisphere “provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration [which have been] digitized and contributed by all ten campuses of the University of California and other important libraries, archives, and museums throughout the state“.
“The OAC is a website that provides free public access to detailed descriptions [and in some cases digital copies] of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses”.
ArchiveGrid provides descriptions of documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. The majority of the records are from US institutions, and were harvested from WorldCat.
Hilgardia was the primary technical publication of University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for 70 years, published from 1925 to 1995. The full series has been digitized.
California Agricultural Experiment Station Publications
The following CAES publications have been digitized, and can be found in the catalog of the UC Davis Library: Bulletin, Circular, Extension Service Circular, Lithoprint, Manual, and Publications in Agricultural Sciences.
**Note: each volume is cataloged separately. To find everything in the series, choose the “Advanced Search” option, and enter the publication name and the phrase “California Agricultural Experiment Station”.
A collection of CAES publications is also available in the Internet Archive. It contains:
Bulletin series, 1884 to 1983.
Published from 1903-1974, Circulars are the third series produced by the California Agricultural Experiment Station. It was intended for distribution only as called for by those specially interested in the subjects embraced in them. From 1921-1951 the Circular was supplemented by the Extension Circular, which was subsequently absorbed by Circular to become the California Agricultural Experiment Station Extension Service, Circular.
The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics promotes and supports research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California. Members of the Giannini Foundation are University of California faculty and Cooperative Extension specialists in agricultural and resource economics on the Berkeley, Davis, and Riverside campuses. Established in 1930.
A library guide to freely available information resources for the agricultural sciences.
A library guide to UC Open Access Policies, UCD open access funds for authors, and more.
Information on using copyrighted work, and on your copyrights at UC Davis.