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Agriculture: Library Resources

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 (log-in required for access):

Video Databases from the Library (log-in required for access)

Professor, Law/Technology Librarian

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Hanrong Wang
Contact:
10th Floor
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-782-5250
256-782-5872
hwang@jsu.edu
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Also Contact Me for:

  • to discuss ways the Library collections can support your curriculum and research needs through the acquisition or provision of access to resources;
  • to answer questions about library research materials, tool, services, policies, or procedures;
  • to obtain reports on library collections and services for program reviews, accreditation reports, grant applicants, etc.;
  • to schedule research instruction or support sessions tailored specifically for your course topic or project;
  • to obtain additional or individualized research assistance for students and faculty.

Normal Working Hours

Fall, Spring, May & Summer Sessions :

Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

Thursday: 3:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Office Location: 10th Floor, Houston Cole Library

Agriculture: Library Resources

Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification. The majority of the agricultural books will be found in the S. Click here for new books that the library recently purchased.

S          Agriculture (General)

SB       Plant culture

SD       Forestry

SF       Animal culture

SH       Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling

SK       Hunting sports

Circulating /Reference Collection

Books available for borrowing by students and faculty members. They are shelved on the stacks on 10th Floor of the library under under Call Number S. Reference books are in-library use only. Special permission may be needed for checking out pint reference books. To view a list of reference books, please click here. JSU library also provides access to electronic books. ID may require for off-campus accessing these e-books.

Microforms

Agricultural microforms (mainly microfiches and microfilms) are located on 10th floor. They are in-library use only. Microforms can be viewed and printed out by using the microform reader machines (located on 2nd floor).

Government Documents

Most government documents for agriculture are located on 10th floor under call number S. They are integrated into the regular agricultural collection. Some pamphlets can be found in the Vertical File cabinets on 2nd floor under SuDoc Classification System. For more information on government documents, please click here.

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. A list of library databases can be accessed here.