Key article databases for agriculture and horticulture:
Web of Science
Excellent research tool for cross-search of major science databases, or search individually: CAB Abstracts (premier database for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and applied life sciences); MEDLINE (medical and health science, including animal diseases, veterinary medicine and zoonoses); Biological Abstracts (entire field of life sciences); Web of Science Core Collection (multidisciplinary citation database; includes Science Citation Index).
Multidisciplinary citation database, with historical indexing of key scientific titles. Includes articles in press, plus web and patent results.
Multidisciplinary Google search engine for scholarly articles and books. Includes citation linking and full-text searching of many publications.
New Zealand Science
Comprehensive index provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Peer-reviewed articles covering all of the life sciences, including agricultural and plant sciences topics.
- Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)
- Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior 2nd ed. (2019)
- Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences 2nd ed. (2011)
- Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry 3rd ed. (2019)
- Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology 2nd ed. (2014)
- Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition 2nd ed. (2003)
- Encyclopedia of Meat Sciences 2nd ed. (2014)
- Encyclopedia of Microbiology 3rd ed. (2009)
- plus more
Plantwise Knowledge Bank
CABI diagnostic tool and factsheets on crop pests and diseases around the world.
GeoSpatial Data Integration Portal
Landcare Research portal for S-map Online (NZ national soils database), Soils Portal (maps of fundamental soil layers), and the LRIS Portal (Land Resource Information Systems Portal).
Search the Library for encyclopedias, 2000 onwards:
Find Library books, journals, DVDs, online resources and other material.
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International Plant Names Index
Database of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes, incorporating Index Kewensis (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), the Gray Card Index (Harvard University Herbaria) and the Australian Plant Names Index (Australian National Herbarium).
Search the Library for dictionaries, 2000 onwards:
Springer Nature Experiments
Provides full text access to Nature Methods and Springer Protocols, connecting researchers with the most relevant and important protocols and methods to support their research projects.
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