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This guide is intended to connect you to our library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Click on the tabs above for information on how to find books, articles, streaming videos, citation assistance, and more. Contact your librarian with any questions.

New Books

Check out some of our newer titles. Click on the cover to view the book in the catalog.

Taking care of new development
Agriculture Business (AAS)

Related Topic Guides

Environmental Science Topic Guide

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Science Topic Guide

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Books

Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, government documents, and more from any of the 5 CAC Libraries and all of the Pinal County Public Libraries.

If the book you want is at a different campus or one of the public libraries, hit the request button and enter your login information. Your barcode is found on your ID (not your 880 number) and your password is the last 4 numbers of your phone number.

Your student or staff ID is your library card. Check out 10 books for 3 weeks and 3 DVDs for 10 days.

Use the call number to find items on the shelf.

  • S – Agriculture
    • SB – Plant culture
    • SD – Forestry
    • SF – Animal Culture
    • SH – Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
    • SK – Hunting Sports
WorldCat

Lists materials from libraries worldwide and can be checked out through InterLibrary Loan. Come and speak to a library staff member to request books.

Instructional Videos

Here are some instructional videos on using your library account online and access the library’s eBooks. You can view more of our instructional videos on our YouTube page.

eBooks*

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword(s).

Gale eBooks

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword(s).

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Journal Articles*

Academic OneFile

In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile lets you search in a way that gives you a good overview of the number of articles on a certain subject.  For example: click on Subject Guide Search bar and enter agriculture to auto-populate appropriate search terms. Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject or click on Related Subjects to find broader, narrower, and related terms.

OmniFile

Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box. OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.

Agriculture Collection

Search by keyword(s) for information on agriculture and related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Search by keyword(s) for information relating to environmental concerns.

Gardening and Horticulture Collection

Search by keyword(s) for information on the practical aspects and the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Global Issues In Context

On the main page, search by keyword(s), view Issues of Interest, or Browse Issues, where there are a variety of relevant issues under the category of Environment and Climate Change.

Issues & Controversies

From the main page you can search by keyword(s) or browse by issue. There is a section for Recent Controversies and then you can view All Issues by Subject, which has a category Energy and Environment, or All Issues A to Z.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

On the main page, search by keyword(s), view Issues of Interest, or Browse Issues, which has a variety of relevant issues under the category Energy and Environmentalism.

Salem Science

Search by keyword(s) in the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues and the Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

Science in Context

On the main page, search by keyword(s), view Issues of Interest, or Browse Issues, which has the subjects Agriculture Science, Green Engineering, Soil, and more under the category of Earth and Environmental Science.

Streaming Videos*

Films on Demand

Find full length streaming video by entering a keyword in the Search box or click on the triple bar symbol and then View All Subject to find the category Environmental Science.

Magazines

Bon Appetit

Find quick & easy cooking ideas, recipes, tips, and ingredients from the food experts. Read informative articles on food, entertainment, restaurants, cultures, and more.

Discover

Discover is a science magazine containing scientific news and current events, with topics that include technology, space, environment, health, and medicine.

Popular Science

Popular Science is the “What’s New” magazine of modern science and technology. Each issue covers the latest developments in cars, electronics, communications, tools, energy, aviation, science, space exploration, and much more.

Suggested Search Terms

Agriculture Technology, Agricultural Sustainability, Agriculture Leadership, Soil Science, Horticulture, Native Gardening, Native Landscape, Native Plants, Land Plants, Reproduction of Plants, Nutrition of Plants, Plant Propagation, Plant Biology, Plant Environment,  Plant Kingdom, Pest Management, Entomology, Urban Agriculture, Biodiversity, Outdoor Nurseries, Natural Resources, Water Conservation, Soil Conservation, Alternative Fuels, Surveying, Environment Science, Climate Change

Instructional Videos

Scroll through to view our research and database instructional videos or check them out on our YouTube page.

Websites

Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)

Through AgNIC you can search the world of agriculture or stay up-to-date with the latest agricultural news and events taking place around the world.

American Farm Bureau

The American Farm Bureau Federation is a United States-based insurance company and lobbying group that represents the American agriculture industry, from small family farms to large agricultural corporations.

Here are some helpful and reliable websites. Remember that anyone can put information online so it is always important to verify that what you find is accurate and unbiased.

Arizona Department of Agriculture

The Arizona Department of Agriculture works to support and promote Arizona agriculture in a way that encourages farming, ranching, and agribusiness, protects the well-being of people, plants, animals and the environment while safeguarding commerce, consumers and natural resources.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

National Institute of Food and Adriculture (NIFA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

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MLA 8th ed.

Book

Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Edition if needed, Publisher abbreviated, Year published.

Example:

Haenfler, Ross. Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subculture. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2016.

Journal article from a library database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, Publication date, pp (if there is no page number, use n.pag). Name of Database, online DOI/ permalink/ URL where found.

Example:

McDermott, Jim. “My Inner Zombie: Living with ‘The Walking Dead’.” America, vol. 213, no. 12, 26 Oct. 2015, p. 29. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A436232268/AONE?u=cazc_main&sid=AONE&xid=41e3c54d.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

MLA 8th ed handout

MLA 8th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 6th ed.

Book

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. New York, NY: Pantheon.

Article from a Magazine or Academic Journal

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, Month Day if known). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  {note: no pp. abbreviation here}

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 6th ed handout

APA 6th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 7th ed.

Books and eBooks

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. Pantheon.

Print and Electronic Journal Article

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 7th ed Handout

Purdue Owl

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a very respected website that can provide guidance on many of the finer points of citing in MLA or APA style.

RefWorks

RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

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