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Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring AgEcon Search, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

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Focus: Collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agriculture and applied economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food security and supply, energy and natural resource economics, policy issues, international trade, and more.

Tutorial: Click Getting Started with AgEcon Search to see the basics of using AgEcon Search.

Start with this hint: Use the advanced search link to combine keywords for a more precise search.

Why you should know this database: AgEcon Search is a freely accessible resource. Content includes conference presentations, working papers, journal articles, government documents, and theses and dissertations.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore, are:

  • AGRICOLA, serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information.
  • GREENR, offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discussing issues on the environment, sustainability, and more.

This Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.