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This guide will help you find information related to soil and crop sciences.  This page contains links to databases that will help you locate scholarly (journal) articles.  Use the tabs above to locate books, encyclopedias, & theses and websites & other information sources

If you need help, feel free to contact your agriculture and life sciences librarian.

Are you a part of the Soil & Crop Science online plant breeding or other distance learning program?  Watch this tutorial to learn about the library's services for distance students.


Locating Scholarly Articles

CAB Abstracts offers a combination of scholarly articles, book chapters, and proceedings in a wide variety of agriculture disciplines.  Includes research from international and U.S. sources from 1910 to the present.

The Web of Science database provides access to past and present multidisciplinary articles, proceedings, and other information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.  The database has a number of useful search features, including citation mapping.

The AGRICOLA database provides access to the collections of the U.S. National Agricultural Library.  It includes materials in all formats going back to the 15th century.  Predominately a citation database (in that it does not include access to a large amount of full text content), AGRICOLA has a U.S. focus.

The Biological & Agricultural Index includes access to 294 core agriculture and biology journals.

The PubMed database provides citations for literature in biomedical, health, life, chemical, and behavioral sciences, including zoonotic diseases.  It provides links to full text when available. 

For journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, books, and government publications related to the environment, consider searching in Environmental Science and Pollution Management.

The Food Science & Technology Abstracts database provides access to food processing scholarly information.

For turfgrass information, consider the Turfgrass Information Center.

The American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Library includes standards, scholarly articles, and conference proceedings covering agricultural and biological engineering topics, such as irrigation.

The GeoRef database provides access to scholarly articles, books, maps, government reports, and conference papers covering the geosciences, including hydrology, environmental geology, minerology, and more.

The Proquest Biological Sciences Collection includes scholarly articles on plant genetics.

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Using Google Scholar to Find Articles

Go to Scholar Settings and select "Library Links."  Enter "Texas A&M University" in the search box, select both "Texas A&M University - Full text@TAMU" and "Open WorldCat - Library Search," and save changes.  This lets Google Scholar link its search results directly to the full text subscription if it is available (A&M log-in may be required).


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