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Agricultural Sciences: Finding Articles

Search Tips

Search by keywords and "short phrases". Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching.     

  • AND    
  • OR    
  • NOT 

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases.  

Use the database’s built in limiting features like Peer Review and Date.

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *. 

AGRICULTUR* will retrieve:  agriculture, agricultural 

Consider synonyms in addition to the keywords you are searching in the databases.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager.

Do you need the Web or Desktop version?


  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.