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Top Picks

Not sure where to start? Give oneof these a try.You'll find lots of high quality information.

  • Web of Science
    This database searches Web of Science Core Collection, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, SciELO, Medline, BIOSIS and Zoological Record. Great for finding quality, peer-reviewed research on a variety of scientific topics.
  • Academic Search Complete
    One of the Library's largest databases. Excellent source for scientific and popular articles on almost any topic. Many articles are full-text.
  • CAB Direct
    Covers agriculture in the broadest sense and many articles are available full-text. Use this database to access applied research in the life sciences.

Finding Articles and More

All MSU Libraries indexes and databases can be accessed online. Students, faculty, staff and others directly associated with MSU are allowed off-campus access to our database collection by logging in. If you have problems with this process, call the Reference Desk at (406) 994-3171.

The following resources have a focus in agriculture:

  • AgEcon Search
    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.
  • Agricola
    Agricola is a bibliographic index for agriculture and allied disciplines. updated quarterly.
    BIOSIS is the part of the BIOSIS database. Updated monthly.
  • Biological & Agricultural Index
    Biological and Agricultural Index Plus is a bibliographic database for the life sciences. About 45 percent of the focus is on agriculture. Updated monthly.
  • CAB Direct
    CAB Abstracts covers the subject of agriculture in the broadest sense. Updated weekly.
  • CSA Environmental Sciences
    CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management is a group of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases covering the environmental sciences. Update frequency unknown.
  • Info Trac Agriculture Collection
    A custom collection of nearly 200 titles focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    Web of Science Core Collection is part of the Web of Science and includes broad coverage of the journals in the sciences and social sciences.
  • Zoological Record
    Zoological Record is a bibliographic database covering citations to the zoological literature. Updated quarterly.
    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides data sets covering a broad range of disciplines, including criminal justice, demography, economics, education, foreign policy, gerontology, history, law, political science, public health, and sociology.

Agricultural News

College of Agriculture Publications - MSU

  • AgExcellence
    Chronicles the work and achievements of the College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Linked to Agriculture
    Linking the College of Agriculture with its Alumni and Friends.


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