The best place to begin your search for credible information sources is the search box on the library's home page. This simple, powerful discovery tool will help you find physical items in our library (e.g. books, DVDs, reference materials) and valuable content from scholarly journals, trade publications, popular magazines, and newspapers.
Using the library's search box allows you to search multiple databases and thousands of journals all at once. But if for some reason you need to search just one database or one journal at a time, the links below can help you do that.
A database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword. Databases are great sources for articles because much of the material in library databases is the high quality, scholarly research material that most professors want. Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles.
All of the databases listed on this page are also available through the Van Wagenen Library website.
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Enter 2-4 search terms into your database of choice. Connect your search terms with "AND" to get the best results.
General search terms:
Specific search terms:
Name of specific disease
Name of specific control method
Name of specific crop
Check out our Research Help guide for tips on searching the databases.
These two excellent tutorials from other universities allow you to test your understanding of how to properly paraphrase sources.