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Agriculture: Research Help


Welcome to the Agriculture Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Agriculture Research by giving an overview of what Agriculture Resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them.



Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Agriculture:

Other Online Resources

  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture 
    CHLA is primarily a collection of landmark agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. These full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Teams

Selected Data Resources Online

  • Data.Gov 
    The U.S. government is one of the biggest publishers of data in the world. This site searches their datasets. is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations collects data on food and forestry production from countries around the world and has both current and historical data.

  • OECD Library
    OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the knowledge base of OECD's analysis and data.

Journals and Periodicals

Although many of the journals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, there are times when a print copy is the way to go. Below is a list of journals we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of journals are housed on the first floor of Sherratt Library, organized alphabetically by title.)

  • National Parks : the Magazine of the National Parks & Conservation Association (print) 
  • Farm Journal (print) 
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management (print) 
  • Agronomy Journal (online) 
  • Journal of Animal Science (online) 
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (online) 
  • American Quarter Horse Journal (print) 
  • American Vegetable Grower (print) 
  • Cattleman (print) 
  • Hoards Dairyman (print) 
  • Q Racing (print) 
  • Successful Farming (print) 
  • Western Horseman (print) 
  • American Gardener (print + online) 

Books and Ebooks

Here at Sherratt Library, we use the Library of Congress classification system (call numbers) to organize most of our items, including print books and e-books. Below is a general list of call numbers that relate to Agriculture (they can help you find items faster).

S -- Agriculture

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