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Agriculture Resource Center


The standard definition of agriculture is “The production of plants and animals useful to humans, involving soil cultivation and the breeding and management of crops and livestock.” This resource will give you tools to help do everything from planning and planting a garden to raising llamas. -Amy Paster, head librarian, Life Sciences Library

  • Ebsco's Academic Search (Members Only)

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

  • Penn State Extension

    Here you can find online publications about a variety of subjects, links to PA county offices, information about workshops and other events. Topics include animals, business, food, health, plants, and natural resources.

  • eXtension

    Here you will find information from Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station professionals at more than 50 Land Grant universities throughout the United States.

  • Local Extension Office

    To find your local extension office select your state from the map and then click on the link provided.

  • National Agricultural Library

    Search the National Agricultural Library website for information about invasive species, ag history, animal welfare, food and nutrition to name a few subject areas.

  • Plant Village

    Plant Village contains information about crop health ranging from almonds to yams. You can sign-up and ask specific questions that are answered by a global community of experts.