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AGRICOLA Subject Coverage Includes:

Agricultural Products
Animal Science
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Feed Science
Fibers and Textiles
Food and Nutrition
Human Ecology
Human Nutrition
Natural Resources
Plant and Animal
Plant Sciences
Public Health
Rural Sociology
Soil Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Water Quality

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What is the AGRICOLA Database?

As one of the most comprehensive sources of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, the AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) database serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library and the research of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  AGRICOLA has been available online since 1970 and contains more than 4.5 million citations to journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.  The database contains thousands of records with links to online full-text documents.  AGRICOLA encompasses all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, agricultural engineering and technology, and earth and environmental sciences.  The NAL Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) serve as the controlled vocabularies for indexing and cataloging records.  The database covers materials from as far back as the 15th century.

Who Should Access the AGRICOLA Database and Why?

Anyone needing access to information pertaining to agriculture:

Should use AGRICOLA to comprehensively locate US monographic and journal literature. In addition there is extensive monographic coverage of worldwide agricultural information.

Where Can I Access the AGRICOLA Database?*

The Database is available through several commercial services who have lease agreements with NTIS. Please contact the following organizations for more information.

*Database coverage and pricing may vary

Direct Access: The AGRICOLA Database can also be leased directly from NTIS. If you plan extensive use of the Database, or are interested in distributing the Database via your host system, please contact NTIS Customer Service at (703) 605-6515 for more information.