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Changes are coming!
Fall 2020 reunited many of us on campus, but we still have many online-only classes and situations. The MSU Libraries follows the mandates for social distancing and mask-wearing set by the University. The Library homepage will provide guidance for library hours, entry and policies. If you have concerns or need something you can't find, you can email me or, for quicker service, use the Ask a Librarian options. This semester the Libraries will be updating our search interface for all materials. We hope the change will make locating items easier and faster. If you need assistance, please contact us.
- If you have a citation to an article, the easiest way to locate the article is to look up the title of the article using SearchPlus. You may want to enclose the title in quotes [" "], aand possibly include the title of the journal also.
- Example: Gary Stix, “Darwin’s Living Legacy,” Scientific American, January 2009, pg. 38-43.
- Another way to locate the article is to look up the title of the journal in the catalog.
- Identify whether we own the journal and the format, print or electronic.
- If in electronic format, do we have that year/volume? If yes, you can click on the link provided to go directly to the online articles and find the one you need.
- Example: Janet Browne, “Commemorating Darwin,” The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Sep. 2005), pg. 251-274.
- If it is not online, do we have it in print? If so, identify the call number and go to the stacks to find the proper volume and issue. If we do not own the journal or issue, you can request the article through Interlibrary Services.
EconLit This link opens in a new window1969-
Contains citations, with abstracts, to articles from more than 400 economics journals. In addition, subject indexing and abstracts of books and subject indexing of dissertation titles are included. Corresponding printed sources are: Journal of Economic Literature, Index of Economic Articles, and Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics.
AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics This link opens in a new window AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including Working papers, Conference papers and Journal articles. Includes sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
CAB Abstracts This link opens in a new window1910-
CAB covers the subject of agriculture in the broadest sense. It includes: agronomy, biotechnology, crop protection, dairy science, economics, environmental degradation and remediation, forestry, genetics, herbicides, irrigation, leisure, recreation and tourism, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, rural development, veterinary medicine and much more. Journals, monographs, conferences, books, annual reports and other sources from more than one country are scanned regularly for inclusion in the database.
AGRICOLA This link opens in a new window1970-
Covers every major agricultural subject, including agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, veterinary medicine, and water resources. Citations consist of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, conference proceedings, serials, technical reports, and other materials on a range of agricultural topics.
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window Provides access to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals, trade journals and business news publications. Includes the full-text of the Harvard Business Review. Also includes company profiles, investment research reports, industry reports, market research, country reports, SWOT analyses, and more.
ProQuest One Business This link opens in a new window Provides access to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals, trade journals and business news publications. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist. Also has videos, ebooks, and company, industry, and country reports from providers such as Fitch Solutions and Economist Intelligence Unit, and analyst reports from J.P. Morgan.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences This link opens in a new windowAnthropology is a core discipline covered by this database. Journal and book coverage draws significantly on the collection of the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Over 50 percent of journals indexed are published outside the US or the UK; 25 percent of references are in languages other than English. Coverage dates back to 1951.
Scopus This link opens in a new windowFind citations for a broad range of scientific literature (including patents) and track, analyze and visualize citations by document, author, zip code, or institution.
AFRE Dissertations and Theses
Reviewing the literature reviews and research
methodology sections of dissertations and theses can be useful when starting a research project, as well as when conducting a comprehensive literature review.
Agriculture & AFRE Librarian