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This page offers guidance on how to find journal and scholarly articles on food and agriculture and its governing law and policy. Resources includes ones freely available on the Web and through the library's subscription databases. There is also a section on state laws.
Find Articles - Subscription Databases at VLS
Subscription databases require your VLS login when accessing off-campus.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection
This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.
HeinOnline Law Journal Library
Contains more than 2,300 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.
This resource offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and applicable areas of environment studies. This valuable database contains full text articles for hundreds of journals and monographs dating back over 100 years.
Gale OneFile: Agriculture provides access to journals covering agriculture and its related fields. Researchers can access current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.
Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale)
Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage journals and reference content from Delmar and diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
Gale Academic OneFile
Comprehensive database of more than 8,000 journals covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology. Most of the journals are in full text, available in HTML and PDF formats.
Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights
With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more.
A large and eclectic collection of full-text non-law journals in a number of subject areas that support research in environmental law including Ecology, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Populations Studies, Sociology, Statistics, etc. Includes, for example, Ecology back to 1920, and the Journal of Ecology back to 1913.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
State Laws - Databases
National Surveys of State Laws - Food Laws
This is a database on HeinOnline. This chapter focuses on the rapidly growing “slow foods” movement—a response to decades of increases in mass-production, corporate (factory) farming, and marketing of processed foods in supermarkets and restaurants. The slow foods movement encourages consumers to purchase locally produced, in-season foods at venues such as local farmers’ markets. The Food Laws chapter headings are Sale of Raw Milk, Sale of Eggs, Sale of Cottage Foods, and Sales of Wild Foraged Mushrooms.
Find Articles - Free On the Web
Agricultural Law Bibliography
By National Agricultural Law Center, updated quarterly, this bibliography provides free articles on 48 legal subjects. The entries in the bibliography derive primarily from law journals, law reviews, and legal periodicals that publish articles, comments, notes, and developments that comprise the body of published research in agricultural and food law.
Agricultural Law & Policy eJournal on SSRN
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The Agricultural Law & Policy eJournal is an online publication by Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at University of Maryland.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.