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Agriculture

Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

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Information resources on this subject can be found in the following locations.

630 Agriculture
636 Animal husbandry

 

Subject Librarian

If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Jenni Robinson
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 7810
email| jrobinson@eit.ac.nz

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EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
  • Refer to Search Tips for help improving the efficiency of your searches.

 

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    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
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  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.

 

Suggested Subject Keywords

Dairy | Grass | Husbandry

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Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

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Print Journals

Water and Atmosphere
Country-Wide
New Zealand Agribusiness
Organic NZ (Hawke's Bay)
Organic NZ (Tairāwhiti)




E Journals

Ag Science Magazine
A publication by the NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science. It is full of news from local groups around the country, editorials and feature articles by members plus commentaries by government and overseas researchers and consultants.

Find e-Journals

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Specific Databases

AGRICOLA
Database of citations from the U.S. National Agricultural Library (NAL). Covers all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. Contains links to full-text documents online.


AGRIS
The international information system for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Covers all aspects of agriculture from participating countries. Limited full-text.

General Databases

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others. Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

GreenFILE
Is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


PubMed
Provided by the US National Library of Medicine. Includes biomedical articles back to the 1950's with citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources. Includes veterinary medicine.


ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources.


Science Direct Health and Life Sciences Journals Collection (College Edition)
Provides access to peer-reviewed full-text journals not available elsewhere online. Subjects include Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacology, Environmental and Biological Sciences. Full-text coverage is from 1995. To limit your search to find full-text only, go to Advanced Search and select Subscribed publications and Open Access articles.


Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is a very large multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including over 6 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields and provides tools such as Author Identifier, Affiliation Identifier, Citation Tracker, and Journal Analyser to track and analyse research. NB: Full-text documents cannot currently be downloaded from Scopus. Click on the SFX button in Scopus to link to where the full article is located in another database.

 

New Zealand Databases

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987. No full-text.

NZ Research
Discover and access New Zealand's most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources. This site include peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.

SciQuest Australasian e-Library of Veterinary and Animal Science
Searchable e-library of quality New Zealand and Australian veterinary and animal science and veterinary continuing education publications. Limited access. Limit search to Open access content for full-text material.

 

Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

 


APA Referencing

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EBook Central

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.

 

Google Books

Search Google books for electronic book titles online. Most of the books you can find via Google Books have restricted content. If you find a book you would like through Google Books that does not have much content available, and it is not available via our other resources, complete this interloan form and we will obtain it from another library for you.

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These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

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google scholar

 

 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

 


APA Referencing

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Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

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APA Referencing

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eTV Student Guide
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Evaluating the credibility of websites

 

etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose 'Login or Register'. If you have not used eTV before click 'Register Now' and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select 'Eastern Institute of Technology' as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.

 

Montie

Click here to see Montie Safetycare videos. Includes range of online videos on topics including Driving Safety, Fire Awareness and Office Safety.