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Week 4: AGRICOLA Welcome to the fourth, and last, e-struction lesson. This lesson will discuss AGRICOLA, a database of citations for literature that deals with agriculture and agriculture related fields. Just like Web of Science and MEDLINE/PubMed, this database is entirely bibliographic—it does not offer full text (or the entire article). Much like MEDLINE, the index compiled by the National Library of Medicine, AGRICOLA, which is compiled by the National Agriculture Library ( http://www.nal.usda.gov/ ), is extremely subject specific and offers the most in-depth look at agriculture-related literature, compared with other databases. ******************************** What is it? AGRICOLA provides citations (for literature dealing with agriculture, and other agriculture- related fields) from literature as far back as the 15 th century! The records describe publications from agriculture and “allied disciplines,” including: plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and FOOD AND NUTRITION. There are over 2 million records indexed within this database. ********************************* How can I access AGRICOLA? Like PubMed, AGRICOLA is made available to the public via its parent body: the National Agriculture Library. Its web address is: http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/ However, LSU Libraries subscribes to this index through Ebsco, which means that we have more powerful search tools when we use AGRICOLA. To access the Ebsco version of AGRICOLA, simply click on the “Indexes & Databases” tab at the top left of the LSU Libraries website (you should know this URL by now!) and then click “A” in the “By title” list at the top of the “Indexes & Databases” page. AGRICOLA will be in alphabetical order among the “A” databases. Note: Like the other databases we’ve discussed throughout the e-struction, you can access AGRICOLA via the subject-specific listing of databases. For instance, since AGRICOLA deals with nutrition and food, it can be found in the “Human Nutrition and Food Databases” ( http://www.lib.lsu.edu/databases/index.php?
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2011 for the course HUEC 4016 taught by Professor Myhand during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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