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VLS Subscription Databases
Subscription databases require your VLS login when accessing off-campus.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection
This database includes the leading agricultural journals published in North America. Provides full-text resources from around the world, scholarly and trade journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. Includes citations and abstracts from AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, and Environmental Sciences and Pollution Managements.
With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, Gale OneFile: Agriculture, a collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-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.
Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights
HeinOnline’s Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights database includes more than 2,300 titles and nearly 650,000 pages relating to the background and evolution of the basic rights of animals. From philosophical books dating back to the 1800s to relevant government documents and videos, brochures, and scholarly articles, the database provides an overview of foundational animal-related legislation, while following the evolution of animal rights throughout the years.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Comprehensive source for research in international affairs background information.. A wide range of scholarship back to 1991, including working papers from university research institutes, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings, books, journals, case studies, policy briefs, etc.
A collection of thousands of online books and other materials in a variety of subject areas, including food and agriculture. All are listed in the JULIEN library catalog by title, author, subjects, and often table of contents.
They can also be searched full-text through this Ebook Central database.
EcoAméricas, a monthly publication covering development and the environment, including food and agriculture news in Latin America for an international audience. The Search option allows searching back to 1998. Includes a Guide to the environmental agencies of 24 Latin American countries.
Environmental Studies and Policy
Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy includes articles related to environmental concerns with journal coverage and reference content from perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests including Soil, Science and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; etc..
Environment Complete offers coverage of environmental aspects relating to agriculture, sustainable agriculture, water and agriculture, etc, as well as food, food safety, food additives, dietary supplements, etc. and other areas of environmental studies. Contains full text (for most) of the thousands of articles included, and a selection of monographs dating back 100 years.
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale Academic OneFIle covers a number of academic disciplines and includes thousands of articles relating food and agriculture from scholarly as well as general interest journals. Contains full text for most of the articles.
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.
50 State Statutory and Regulatory Surveys on Lexis
In Search Box, type 50 State and note in the drop down menu: .LexisNexis 50 State Survey: Statutes and Regs. Environmental Law is a survey topic with sub-topics. including Water Quality.
*** Another approach is to enter a search query and select specific (or all) states to search.
50 State Statutory and Regulatory Surveys on Westlaw
Under "Secondary Sources", choose "50 State Surveys" or
In the Search Box, type 50 state surveys, and note in drop down menu:
50 State Regulatory Surveys. Environmental Laws is a survey topic with sub-topics.
50 State Statutory Surveys. Environmental Law is a survey topic with different sub-topics including GMOs.
*** Another approach is to enter a search query and select specific (up to three) states to search.
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.