AGRICOLA is produced by the National Agricultural Library and
includes over 1.5 million citations to materials published from 1970 to
present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing
all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and
animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources,
agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products,
alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary
subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as
agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare,
are also included.
You may access AGRICOLA
How to Search AGRICOLA
database is organized into two files which can be searched separately or
together. One file is the NAL Catalog, which contains citations to
books, audiovisuals, and other materials. The other file is the
Article Citation Database, which includes citations (many with
abstracts) to journal articles, book chapters, and reports.
To find out if the
Library has the source identified, check Felix Online Catalog for books,
audiovisuals and periodical titles (see
How to Access Periodicals for more information). Check at the
Information Desk for assistance in locating government publications.
1. To Search:
To search for a
subject, use the Quick Search box to search for a
keyword, or use Browse to identify a more specific subject
heading. For example, browsing for "mosquito" will allow you to
choose "mosquito-borne diseases" or "mosquito control," depending on the
focus of your research.
To search for a
specific article, author, or journal, use the Search
option to select the desired type of search and combine searches.
Use Browse to determine the format of authors' names and journal
In Search, use AND
to narrow your search and OR to expand your search.
production AND Kansas (to narrow)
Example: cattle diseases OR influenzavirus (to expand)
2. To Display Results:
You will retrieve a list of search results
if your search is successful. Click on the record number or item
titles to view the complete record. On the complete record, use
the Title, Author, and Source Info
lines to determine if APSU has immediate access to the item (see
How to Access Periodicals for more information). The
Call Number, and other holdings information on this screen
reflect the item's availability at the National Agriculture Library, not
To see the
abstract, subject headings, and other information,
click Full Record at the top of the screen.
3. To Print, Save,
At the bottom of the
screen, choose Full Record or Brief Record, then click
Format for Print or Save. On the next screen, use
your browser's print button to print, or File...Save As to Save. Or,
enter your email address in the box and click Email.
5. To Perform Another
To return to the AGRICOLA home
page, click the National Agricultural Library header at the very
top of the screen.