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Resources to help you find, evaluate and use information.
Find resources to help you follow the APA, MLA or CSE style guidelines for formatting and citing information sources.
Software to organize and automatically reformat your bibliographies. Compare popular citation management products: EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and Sciwheel
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.
Search the Library Catalog for Print & eBooks:
ACCESSING PRINT BOOKS
UC Davis has a life sciences collection on the 3rd floor of Shields Library (Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences) and the Carlson Health Sciences Library.
How to find books in the library:
How to tell if a source is peer-reviewed
|Look for limits/filters
Many databases allow you to specify that you want to search only in “peer-reviewed” or “refereed” sources.
|Visit the journal’s webpage
Search online for your journal’s title. Sections like “about this journal” or “editorial policies” generally mention whether the journal is peer-reviewed/refereed.
Check a directory
Use the Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to find key information about a journal, including whether it has a peer-review process.
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 “Get it at UC” button, found on the item record.
By clicking on the “Get it at UC” button a search will be conducted through all of the Library’s databases and collections to locate a copy of the article that you can access in the full-text. Not all articles will be accessible in this way, as “Get it at UC” button 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. If we do not own a journal or book, you can make an Interlibrary Request that the item be sent to you for free from another UC library — often using Web delivery if the item is an article or book chapter.
If there is a record of a journal article on the open internet, you can use Google Scholar to find it. Accessing the article may require you to go through your library subscription, or to find a physical copy in the library.
You can access library licensed articles directly in Google Scholar if you configure your Google Scholar settings to work with our library subscriptions.
Chapters provide background information on various aspects of climate change and agriculture, with links to additional sources.
Find global and national agricultural data.
From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
From the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
From the University of California, Davis, Agricultural Issues Center.
From the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis.
From the US Department of Agriculture.
Real-time data tools and platforms to key reports, publications, fact sheets, interactives, and more.