Purpose: To acquaint you with materials available through Cornette Library that will make your literature research easier.
- Excellent place to start research.
- Provide background information.
- Include basic information sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, chronologies, and research guides.
- Agricultural Journal Titles and Abbreviations
- Z5073 .A47 1983 (Reference - Index Shelves)
- Commonly used abbreviations for key agricultural journals
- Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science
- SB45 .E486 2004 (Reference)
- Brief descriptions, with bibliography of all facets of crops and plants.
- Encyclopedia of Soil Science
- S592 .E517 2006 (Reference)
- Brief articles on topics such as soil types, soil management,and erosion. Extensive references for each article.
- Statistical Yearbook (United Nations)
- HA12.5 .U63 Reference
- Provides agriculture statistics by country, continent and globally. From 1948-2006
- Cornette Library's online catalog
- Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
- a keyword search for your subject, such as equine science or integrated pest management.
- the general LC subject heading domestic animals reproduction or agriculture economic aspects.
- the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as sustainable agriculture United States, insect pests control Texas, or agricultural education United States history.
- Online catalog for libraries around the world.
- Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
- Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
- Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.
Provide current information
- Library shelves contain more than 1500 bound and current journals.
- Microform (film or fiche) available for dozens of leading newspapers, as well as other periodicals.
- Databases index articles found in journals and magazines.
- Citation only;
- Citation and a short summary of the article (abstract);
- Full text;
- General, covering many kinds of topics, and specialized, for specific disciplines.
- Be sure to use scholarly sources, not general interest magazines. The differences are important, for citation and for evaluating reliability.
How to Access Databases
- On-campus: In the library or HELC.
- Off-campus: Login with your Buff Advisor username (for example, js123456) and your Buff Advisor password (for example, buffaloes).
- Database citations not in full-text may be located in Cornette Library's online catalog, or the list of online journals.
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles inaccessible through Cornette library (ILL FAQs). Allow up to 1 week (3 weeks for books) for articles to arrive.
- Contains abstracts and citations for a broad range of topics, with substantial full-text. Over 3,000 peer-reviewed sources.
- After identifying an article citation, use the SFX link to see if we have the publication. If not, use the Interlibrary Loan link.
- After identifying a book or government document citation, return to Cornette Library's catalog to see if we have the publication. If not, request it through Interlibrary Loan.
- Web of Science
- Contains Science Citation Index, the premier science citation database. Uses SFX to link to full-text in other databases. Use related records feature to identify cross-disciplinary issues. Less helpful for Agricultural Education and Agbusiness. Creating a personalized login provides access to EndNotes for citation storage and management, as well as search and citation alerts.
- ScienceDirect Journals
- Full-text database with extensive coverage of all agriculture areas: plant, soil, animal, entymology, etc.
- Digital Dissertations
- Citations for dissertations from 1861. Full-text available from about 1997. May be a good source for literature reviews, and very focused research.
- Business & Company Resource Center
- Primarily for Agricultural Business publications. Substantial full-text, with SFX links to additional full-text.
- ERIC (EBSCO)
- Use for information about Agricultural Education. Not particularly helpful for other specialties. Substantial full-text, with SFX links to additional full-text.
- Subject Guides
- Find recommendations for other databases with material on the subject.
- Displays in most of our databases. Links from a citation to one or more of the following:
- One or more links to full-text of the cited article,
- A link to a pre-set search of the Cornette Library catalog for the cited item,
- A link to a pre-filled Interlibrary Loan request form for the article, or
- A link to various help options.
- For more information see the tutorial Using SFX to Link to Articles
- Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
- Call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
- Use the "Ask A Librarian" page for electronic reference support.
Cornette Library collects United States federal and Texas state documents on many topics.
- Most U.S. documents published since 1994 are listed in the Cornette Library's online catalog.
- For older documents, you will need to use the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.
Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
- Indexes all United States government documents made available through the Government Printing Office.
- Includes Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
- Dates available include:
- Documents/Reference (1913-present).
- Online via FirstSearch. (1976-present)
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.