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Welcome to Database of the Week — a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.

Link:  www.lib.purdue.edu/mel, in the pull down Quick Access to Business Databases alpha list right below the Libraries’ search box.

Description/focus: AgEcon Search is an open access database covering agricultural and applied economics.

Start with this hint: AgEcon Search home page displays the search box.  Fill in your subject of interest, Purdue for example, and the results are displayed.  Results include working papers, conference papers and posters, and journal articles.  AgEcon Search covers the fields of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental and resource economics. Subjects include agribusiness, farm management, marketing, teaching.  Click here to see the basics of searching AgEcon Search.

Why you should know this database: By completing a simple registration process, you can submit your own papers and articles to be added to AgEcon Search, similar to the process of adding your papers to Purdue’s institutional repository, e-Pubs. As an open access database, AgEcon Search does not require a Purdue login and password, so the research you have done can be shared with anyone who has an Internet connection.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum:  With a simple search in AgEcon Search students can get results that are international in scope, with results from academic institutions, government agencies, and professional organizations.

Cost: There is no cost for access to AgEcon Search.

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Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. Our intent is to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact kranlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/. For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries).

If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.