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AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) is the U.S. National Agricultural Library's bibliographic database. While the name and origin of this database indicate a primary focus on agriculture, AGRICOLA's coverage of the life sciences is substantial. This extensive database has been maintained since 1970 to provide selective worldwide coverage of primary information sources in agriculture and the related fields of botany, forestry, ecology, and plant science including genetics and hereditary in domestic and wild strains of plants. Addition topics covered in AGRICOLA are:

Agrobusiness Biochemistry Biotechnology
Cell biology, Climatic changes Environmental chemistry
Food science Natural resources Nutrition
Plant genomics Plant molecular biology Pesticides
Soil science Terrestrial entomology Water quality and resources

Leads to citations and abstracts to journal articles, government documents, technical reports, books, patents, and audiovisual resources from agricultural sources worldwide.

For additional information, see the AGRICOLA Help Pages.

Dates Covered

1970 to the present. Updated monthly.

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