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StarBest Bet Databases in Natural Resources

CAB Abstracts Star
Source for journal articles and other material on land use: agriculture, forestry, biotechnology, agricultural economics, tourism, nutrition, etc., 1910-present.
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Agricola Star
Covers agriculture; plant and animal sciences; forestry; entomology; soil and water resources; agricultural economics and engineering; alternative farming; nutrition, 1970-present.
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Web of Science Star
Doesn't work with Internet Explorer 9. Works poorly with Safari.
Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.
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Environment Index Star
Citations to articles on the environment from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950s- present.
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GreenFILE Star
Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.
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Additional Databases in Natural Resources

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Biological and Agricultural Index
Articles in about 300 scholarly journals on agriculture, food production, nutrition, forestry, marine biology and plant pathology, 1984-present.
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Book Citation Indexes
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Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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BuildingGreen Suite
Research and articles on the green building movement.
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Engineering Village
Comprehensive access to engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present.
Also known as: Compendex
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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ISI Proceedings
Works poorly with Safari.
Indexes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and conventions in the sciences and social sciences, 2001-present.
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Plant Management Network
Research material on agricultural and horticultural crops: journal articles, proceedings, reports, and an image-based pest database.
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Science.gov
A site that organizes access to agriculture, computer, health, energy and other scientific information from U.S. government agencies. Current.
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WorldCat
Works poorly with Safari and OS 10.5.
The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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