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Agriculture - Fort Wayne

Library guide for agriculture students at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

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The S section of the library is dedicated to agriculture, plants, and aquaculture.

S 1-972 Agriculture (General)

S 560-571.5 Farm economics

S 589.75-589.76 Agriculture and the environment

SB1 26.5-126.57 Hydroponics

SB 113.2-118.46 Seeds. Seed technology

SB 317.5-319.864 Horticulture. Horticultural crops

SB403-450.87 Flowers and flower culture

SB 599-990.5 Pests and diseases 

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Scholarly Articles

Also known as "Academic Articles" or "Peer Reviewed" articles. Scholarly articles are are written by experts in a field for other experts. They are printed in scholarly journals to share original data, research, or ideas within a field of study. Articles in scholarly journals are reviewed and accepted by other experts in the same field, or peers. 

Trade Publications

Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Trade publications inform and share info about news, trends, technologies, best practices, and products within an industry or profession. 

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Use Keywords

This is the most important rule of searching. Think of words that are most important to your topic. For example, instead of searching for “Laws for teenagers using cell phones while driving,” use the words “laws, cell phones, teen drivers.”

Try Synonyms

It can be useful to think of a couple of synonyms for key words. Using the example above, you could use “mobile phones” as well as “cell phones.” Slang is often a problem in searches. For example, “car” will get different results than “automobile” in many databases

Try Connectors (AND/OR/NOT)

The connectors are used to link your key words to one another. AND will limit a search and should be used to link different things or concepts. OR expands your search and should be used to link similar things. NOT can be used to exclude words that are muddying your search.