Getting Better Results with AGRIS

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.

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.


AGROVOC is the thesaurus for AGRIS. It lists the terms used in the index, and then can offer alternative terms in other languages, [and variations within a language between countries] including Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, and 16 others. This is a great help when you are trying to look at the international literature. It also lists variations on terminology-- broader terms are larger in scope; narrower terms are more limited. "Use" means that is the term to use-- UF or "used for" means that the other term is used by preference.

"AGROVOC is a multilingual, structured, and controlled vocabulary designed to cover the terminology of all subject fields in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and related domains (e.g. environment)."

BT broader term
NT narrower term
RT related term
USE use
UF used for
UF+ used for in combination
SNR scope note reference
SNX is referenced in scope note

Some other resources