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This guide is intended to help locate general information in the field of agriculture.  While the Agricultural Information Center is the primary library for assistance with agricultural research, the majority of the print collection is housed at the  William T. Young Library.  A complete list of online databases specific to agriculture is available.

Links to research guides for specific fields of agriculture can be found in the drop-down menu to the left.

The Finding Resources tab assists with locating books and articles. 

The Databases tab links to several databases relevant to the field.

The Extension Publications tab provides access to these publications. For further assistance with any of these tools, tailored research help, or EndNote training, please visit the Agricultural Information Center.  We are located in Agricultural Science Center North (0091), N24.  You can reach us by telephone at (859) 257-2758.

Search Tips

Searching online seems complicated, but doesn't need to be.  To improve the quality of your search results, consider trying:

  • Wildcards/Truncation 
    • Using a wildcard searches more than one form of the word.
      • farm* searches farm, farms, farmer, farming...
    • Most common is asterisk (*), but symbols vary by database.
    • Two exceptions for UK Libraries are:
      • InfoKat Discovery uses a question mark (?)
      • LexisNexis uses an exclamation point (!)
  • Boolean Operators - broaden/narrow searches
    • AND narrows a search
      • agriculture AND safety yields results about agriculture and safety.
    • OR searches any of the terms
      • agriculture OR farming searches for both agriculture and farming.
    • NOT excludes term(s) following NOT
      • agriculture NOT corn will provide results about agriculture that don't include corn.

If you are not sure how something works, use the help or tips screen on the database, or contact staff at the Agricultural Information Center for assistance.

Director of Branch Libraries, Agriculture Liaison, Biology Liaison

Valerie Perry's picture
Valerie Perry
Agricultural Information Center
N-24 Agricultural Science Center North
(859) 257-2758