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Resources to locate articles, books, and other information in the area of Agricultural Sciences.

Off-campus access

When you are off-campus in order to get full text access to library-licensed e-Journals, research databases and e-resources, use either:

UF VPN - or - the library proxy server.

When you see Find@UF in your search results, click for access to digital full-text material.

Google Tips



Google Scholar is a subset of Google, focusing on scholarly literature. It is a fast & broad internet search engine with little mediation. Results include grey literature such as preprints, theses & dissertations, and white papers that have not been peer reviewed. Use the Advanced Search to develop a more explicit search. Use capital letters for Boolean search operators (AND, OR) and the minus symbol for NOT. You can export individual results or create a free profile to save and export folders of results to citation managers. Click "Related articles" or "Cited by" to see closely related work, or search for author's name and see what else they have written. If UF has a subscription to the journal, click on Find it@UF or click on the title to open up the full text. Google Scholar does not offer extensive options to refine the vast results. The results are also not reproducible, in that they vary from date and location searched. Try comparing results with one of the databases the libraries subscribe to!

A few search tips for Google Scholar:

  • Add site limiters to your search:
  • for government publications
  • for publications from educational institutions
  • Use quotes for exact matches to phrases
  • Exclude terms by using the minus symbol (-) such as: jaguar speed -car



Agricultural Sciences Databases

  • CAB Abstracts
    Great for multi-disciplinary research with international scope.  One of the largest bibliographic databases covering international research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, animal health, forestry, human health and   nutrition, and management and conservation of natural resources.
  • Agricola (National Agricultural Library Catalog)
    Primarily for U. S. agriculture.  A bibliographic database consisting of literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.  Links to full text documents are provided whenever possible.
  • Biosis
    Great for biological sciences/organism information. Indexes over 6000 journals covering biological research, medical research, and discoveries of new organisms. Includes indexing of meetings, review articles, books reviews, book chapters, software, and U.S. patents.
  • EDIS - Extension Digital Information Source
    UF IFAS extension documents. Applied information related to crops, finance, family, etc.
  • Biological & Agricultural Index
    Agricultural research, biology, environmental science, genetics, horticulture, physiology, veterinary medicine, wildlife management and much more
  • Agris (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology)
    International agriculture information maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Ecology Abstracts (1982-current)
    Current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction
  • ASAE
    Technical documents published by American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • SciFinder Scholar (or UF Access Instructions)
    Chemicals and substances, including biological materials

Multi-disciplinary databases focusing on a variety of topics including agriculture:

  • Dimensions Analytics This link opens in a new window
    CLICK on ACCESS DIMENSIONS and LOGIN WITH YOUR GATORLINK. Dimensions Analytics is a comprehensive scholarly database where you can search publications, grants, patents, clinical trials, datasets, and policy documents. Courtesy of UF Research.
  • SciTech Premium Collection This link opens in a new window
    Focused on natural science and technology this database provides full-text access to scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, proceedings, government publications and more.
  • Scopus This link opens in a new window
    Comprehensive, curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines
  • Web of Science
    General multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world back to 1900. Also provides cited reference searching to see who has cited whom.

Agribusiness Databases:

  • ABI / Inform Collection
    Comprehensive business database, including scholarly journals, dissertations, and trade news in agriculture and food science
  • PAIS International
    Covers issues in public debate including economic conditions, energy, health & education, labor policy, and human rights published 1972 - present
  • EconLit
    American Economic Association’s index of more than thirty years of economics literature from around the world

Agricultural Statistics:

Specialized Plant Databases:

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the library does not have a book or a subscription to a journal you need, you can submit a request to borrow the item from another library using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  This service is provided at no cost to you.

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