Submitted by gwl1 on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 14:36.
This database serves as the catalog to the USDA National Agricultural Library’s (NAL) collections as well as an index to extensive agricultural information from around the world. One of the major international agricultural databases, dating from 1970, and now containing more than 4.1 million records, AGRICOLA is comprised of two bibliographic databases, the NAL Online Public Access Catalog (primarily books, audiovisual, and other materials) and the Article Citation Database (articles from 633 journals and including book chapters, reports, and reprints). Search results: plant breeding (more than 10,000) and Africa (283); water harvesting (321); rangelands (4,889); Malawi (1,175). Although primarily an index, many thousands of the current listings have direct links to the full-texts of the documents cited. AGRICOLA offers quick, keyword, basic, and advanced search capabilities. The NAL Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) serve as the controlled vocabularies for indexing and cataloging records. AGRICOLA technical specifications are available on the NAL website [http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/help/specs.html] and the system is Z39.50 compliant
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