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CSS 192: Professional Development Seminar I: Library Catalog

Catalog Search

The Library catalog is the primary way to find materials within the library. The online catalog lists all of the materials owned and cataloged by the MSU Libraries, both print and electronic journal titles, books, music CDs, government documents, videos & DVDs, and dissertations.

The advanced search of the catalog can be accessed here: http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/search/X

Advanced allows you to seach using multiple keywords, subjects, and combine fields like author and title. You can also set limits, including by collection (i.e. the format - periodicals, electronic resources, or any of the special or branch library collections), material type (i.e. maps, dissertations, etc.), location, language, and by a date or range of dates.  Results can be sorted by date (most recent first), alphabetically by title, and by relevance.

The green tabs at the top of this page will also take you to specifically a Title, Author, Subject, or Basic Keyword search options.

Call numbers of interest

Here is a breakdown of Library of Congress call numbers for many agriculture-related subjects:

S

1-954 Agriculture (General)
560-572 Farm economics. Farm management
583-589.6 Agricultural chemistry and physics
590-599.9 Soils
604.8-621.5 Reclamation and irrigation of farm land. Includes organic farming
622-627 Soil conservation
631-667 Fertilizers and soil improvement
671-760.5 Farm machinery and engineering
900-954 Conservation of general natural resources
[For wildlife conservation, see QL; for marine resources conservation, see SH; for mineral resources conservation, see TN]
950-954 Land conservation

SB

1-1110 Plant culture
107-109 Economic botany
110-112 Methods for special areas, including dry-land and tropical agriculture, irrigation farming
113.2-118.45 Seeds
118.48-118.75 Nurseries. Nursery industry
119-124 Propagation
183-317 Field crops
317.5-450.87 Horticulture
320-353.5 Vegetables
354-402 Fruit culture. Nut culture. Orchards
403-450.87 Flowers. Ornamental plans
449-450.87 Flower arrangement
450.9-467 Gardens and gardening
469-476.4 landscape gardening. Landscape Architecture
481-485 Parks and public reserves
599-990.5 Diseases and pests, including treatment and control

Call Numbers for Soils Topics

Here is a breakdown of Library of Congress call numbers for many agriculture-related subjects:

S

590-599.9 Soils. Soil science
590.4-.45 Communication in soil science
590.6-.63 Biography
590.7-.73 History
592 Encyclopedias and dictionaries
592.13 Data processing. Computer applications
592.135 Remote sensing
592.14-.147 Soil surveys. For surveys of particular places, see S599-599.9
592.16-.17 Soil classification
592.185 Soil age
592.2 Soil formation
592.5-.6 Soil chemistry and acidity
592.7-.85 Soil biochemistry
593.2 Soil structure
593.23 Soil compaction
593.25 Soil crusts and crusting
593.27 Subsoils
593.3 Soil colloids
593.7 Soil aeration
594 Soil moisture
594.5 Soil temperature
595.5 Irrigated soils
596 Soils and the environment
596.3 Soils and climate
596.5-.53 Soils and nutrition
596.7-597 Soils and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
604.8-621.5 Reclamation and irrigation of farm land. Includes organic farming
622-627 Soil conservation
631-667 Fertilizers and soil improvement

Related call numbers

QH541.5.S6 Soil ecology
TA749 Earthwork
TE208-208.5 Soil surveys in highway engineering
TE210.4-.5 Highway engineering
TD878-880 Soil pollution

Subject Headings - Plants

When conducting a SUBJECT SEARCH of the MSU Libraries online catalog for plants specific to Michigan, use the following subject headings:

Algae - Michigan
Annuals (Plants) - Michigan
Botany - Michigan
Climbing plants - Michigan
Ferns - Michigan
Floriculture - Michigan
Flowers - Michigan
Freshwater plants - Michigan
Fruit culture - Michigan
Gardening - Michigan
Gardens - Michigan
Horticulture - Michigan
Mosses - Michigan
Nurseries (Horticulture) - Michigan
Perennials - Michigan
Plant conservation - Michigan
Plants - Michigan
School Gardens - Michigan
Shrubs - Michigan
Trees - Michigan
Trees in Cities - Michigan
Vegetables - Michigan
Wild flowers - Michigan

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