Agriculture Graduate Students Research Sources

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials available through Cornette Library that will make your literature research easier.

Reference Sources

General Sources

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.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Which database?

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.
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.

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Government Documents

Cornette Library collects United States federal and Texas state documents on many topics.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications


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