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Refworks:  Do you want to use it?  Advanced Tutorials helpful?

Research Techniques to consider:

Known References:

Look up any book title on bibliography and see what subject headings were assigned.

Use Worldcat (Firstsearch) Click on them to find more.

LC Headings I found this way 

Tropical Crops—subdivide           physiology


Agronomy-Tropics   subdivide  history

Cotton Growing - subdivide


Citation Searching:

Use a known author or author’s work and find out who has cited that work. 

Best place to start:  Web Of Science.



Databases to Look at:

Proquest Agricultural Collection
Proquest Environmental Science Collection
Proquest Sociological Abstracts
Proquest PsycINFO
Proquest Worldwide Political Science Abstracts


Web of Science


Springer Link (Full Text ebooks and journals from this  publisher)  try peasants farmers and scientists as a start

Science Direct

Taylor and Francis

Wiley Online Library


Databases to Consult for Economic Information

  • EconLit
    Use classification codes to limit search to commodity prices. (code=016)
  • Web of Science
    Subjects: Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences
    Contains: Citations and abstracts. Citation mapping
    Coverage: Sciences: 1990 to Present
    Social Sciences 1900 to present
    Arts/Humanities 1975 to present
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