Getting Better Results with Agricola

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. Click the Email me button or use

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment

What is Agricola?

Agricola is a database of agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library of the USDA. It indexes journals, magazines, conference reports, theses and dissertations, books and book chapters from 1970 forward, though in some cases newer materials aren't there yet.

PubAg is a newer database created by the National Agricultural Library. Its focus is on more recent materials (1995- ) and peer-reviewed articles in particular. It is intended to be for agriculture what PubMed is for medicine-- a freely available database of the literature of the subject. PubAg augments but doesn't replace or supersede Agricola.

Looking for more information or international scope? Try CAB Abstracts,which is produced by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International or CABI (was the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux). Still not getting what you want? Try Web of Science or Scifinder, linked below.

Links to databases

Article Finder--have some info. on a specific article? Check through this tool

Search our catalog

Search the Libraries' Catalog for books, dvds, and more. Some of the items that show up in Agricola are government documents; when we have these, they are often listed in the catalog.