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This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in Agriculture.

JSU Library Subscribed Databases for Agricultural Research (ID required for access):

 Subject Related Databases

General (covers all subject areas) Databases from the Library (ID Required):

Open Sources for Agricultural Research (No ID required)

  • AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access): serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
  • Farmland Information Center (FIC): a clearninghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. It is a partnership between th USDA Natural Coversation Servie and American Framland Trust.
  • The Washington State Agricultural Bibliography: bibliographies of journals and books published between 1820 and 1945 on Washington State agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. The bibliographies contain a total of 2,323 entries.
  • AGRIS: International Information Systems for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology: AGRIS is a global public domain Database with 4329720 structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology. 77.26% of records are citations from scientific journals. The bibliographic references contain either links to the full text of the publication or additional information retrieved from related Internet resources.
  • The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA): a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance.
  • Farm, Field and Fireside Agricultural Newspaper Collection: The collection consists of 21 digitally preserved farm weeklies. Coverage presominantly spans the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.
  • Farm Subsidy Database: the database tracks $256 billion in farm subsidies from commodity, crop insurance, and disaster programs and $39 billion in conservation payments paid between 1995 and 2012.
  • USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service: Hosts a number of reports ans statistical databases in economics, agricultural economocs, and the Census of Agriculture.
  • PLOS ONE(eISSN-1932-6203): is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication featurING reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine.
  • ACCESS Digital Library: Indexes to researc journal, magazines and monographs from the American Society of Agronomy.
  • OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, 2014-2023: Annual assessment of national, regional, and global agricultural commodity.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences: a specialist internet resource that gathers together research, reviews and news on nutrition and the food sciences in an easily searchable database. It covers the whole food chain from the raw ingredients to the physiological and health effects of nutrients. Key subject areas include public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science and technology and food product groups such as functional foods.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Full of freely available global information, data, and statistics on food security, fighting hunger and  malnutrition, and sustainable management of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.
  • The PLANTS Database: provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services.

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Library of Congress Classification --- Agriculture

S          Agriculture (General)

SB       Plant culture

SD       Forestry

SF       Animal culture

SH       Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling

SK       Hunting sports

About Journals, Magazines, and Databases

Periodical = Serial = a publication that comes out regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) that uses a numbering system that is intended to continue indefinitely. Magazinesjournals and newspapers are all referred to as periodicals or serials. JSU students and faculty can connect to a list of online periodicals here.

Scholarly Journals are academic periodicals that publish on a regular schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). They offer original scholarship and reviews written by expert scholars. Most include long articles with footnotes and/or bibliographies.  

General magazines have essays, editorials, and news written by journalists for non-experts with photos, cartoons, sidebars, usually sources are not cited. They are good for basic information, news, opinions about public policies, etc.

Databases are collections of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use databases to search hundreds of different publications to find articles on your topic.

Video Databases at JSU Library

JSULibrary provides access to the following video databases (ID may be required for accessing):