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Online Reference Resources for EDIS Users

General References

Resource: UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Web pages
Description: The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) develops knowledge in Agricultural Resources, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Life Sciences and makes that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life

Resource: AgNIC Agriculture Network Information Center
Description: Quality agricultural information selected by partners among land-grant institutions and libraries.

Resource: AGRICOLA: The National Agriculture Library's Catalog and Citation Database
Description: A bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators. Although the AGRICOLA database does not contain the materials, thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to full-text documents online, with new links added daily.

Resource: science.gov FirstGov for Science
Description: A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

Resource: e-answers : your Extension Information Source
Description: A federated search of Extension or Outreach oriented subjects fron Land Grant Universities around the nation.

Florida Residents

Resource: Florida County Extension Websites
Description: Check your county extension website for local information and services.

Resource: MyFlorida.com
Description: The official portal of the State of Florida.

Resource: Florida Electronic Library
Access Terms: Licensed resources require the barcode number from any Florida library card.
Description: a gateway to select Internet resources for Florida Residents. Includes access to subscription databases including information from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and other high quality information sources.

UF Faculty, Staff, Students

Resource: UF Library Databases by Subject
Access Terms: Databases may require login from UF-based computer or use of proxy. Many resources listed on subject pages may be freely available. Also General Reference Internet Resources

Resource: CAB International's Compendia
Access Terms: free to land grant university employees with registration.
Description: The Compendia synthesize a wide range of scientific information that is useful for scientists and extension educators, particularly when called upon to provide fast and accurate information regarding newly emerging animal diseases and plant pests. The regularly updated Compendia are comprised of peer reviewed and edited information from thousands of specialists throughout the world. Includes compendia of Forestry, Crop Protection, and Animal Health and Reproduction resources.

Other Audiences

Resource: Extensión en Español
Description: A national clearinghouse for Spanish-language educational resources operated by and for Extension professionals

Developing Countries

Resource: AGORA: Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
Description: provides access to over 400 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA is available to students and researchers in qualifying not-for-profit institutions in eligible developing countries.

Resource: eJDS-electronic Journals Delivery Service
Description: geared to facilitate the access to current scientific literature for free. The goal is to distribute individual scientific articles via e-mail to scientists in institutions in The Third World Countries who do not have access to sufficient bandwidth to download material from the Internet in a timely manner and/or cannot afford the connection. Providing scientists with current literature will support their ongoing research.

Resource: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Corporate Document Repository
Description: houses FAO documents and publications, as well as selected non-FAO publications, in electronic format. It enables users to easily access the accumulated knowledge and information produced by FAO directly on the Internet.

Online Reference Resources