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Introduction to the Agricultural Sciences

This guide  is designed to be a jumping off point for students doing research in the Agricultural Sciences and is not intended to be used for anyone specific class or assignment. Here you will find databases, books and more resources to help you along with your research.

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The Research Assignment - Define the Task

Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment and its requirements. Consider the following:

  • Have you been assigned a topic or can you pick your own?
  • How many pages/words do you need to write? How long is your presentation?
  • Do you need to include specific types of sources? (e.g. scholarly journal, book, etc.)
  • When is the assignment due? How much time do you have to research?
  • Is currency of information important?

When in doubt, consult with your instructor.

ILL Guide Pages

Citation Guides

Writing your bibliography page and citing your sources correctly is essential when doing research of any kind. Always consult your instructor if you don't know which style to use, or if you're unsure of how to cite something.

Chicago Style: from

Suggested Databases-General

Suggested Databases-Agriculture Business

Suggested Databases-Livestock and Veterinary Science



Suggested eBooks

Video: How to search for journal articles at Kirkwood Library website