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Agribusiness Economics Research Guide   Tags: abe, agribusiness, agribusiness economics, agricultural economics, agricultural sales, bus, business, econ, economics  

A guide to research in Agribusiness Economics.
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Key Databases

  • AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics  
    This full text database indexes "scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, etc." For additional working papers, see New Economics Papers: Agricultural Economics, EconPapers/RePEc, or NBER Working Papers.
    Contains citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Coverage: 1970-present. Created by the U.S. National Agricultural Library.
  • Business Source Complete  
    This database contains full-text articles in journals, magazines, and trade publications. Contains investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, and company profiles.
  • CAB Abstracts (1990-present)  
    Contains citations to journal articles, monographs, conference proceedings, books, annual reports etc. in all agricultural fields as well as forestry, nutrition, veterinary medicine, and biological information. Coverage: 1990-present.
  • PubAg (US Department of Agriculture)
    From the site:"PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch it delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and citations to an additional 340,000 articles."
  • Web of Science  
    Built on Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Web of Science covers many disciplines in depth. It includes citation searching and analysis, journal impact factor and a bibliographic management tool.

Also Try

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Multidisciplinary database with selected full text.
  • Congressional (ProQuest)  
    This database provides indexing, abstracting, and some full text of U.S. congressional hearings, prints, bills, reports and documents. It also provides full text of the Federal Register (1980-), the Congressional Record (1985-), and the National Journal.
  • Credo Reference  
    Contains encyclopedias and handbooks on many topics, that may be useful for overviews of topics.
  • EconLit  
    Contains citations to items in general economics.
  • Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (USDA)
    ESMIS contains recent and historical reports and datasets about both internal U.S. agriculture and international trade. The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Economic Research Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and the World Agricultural Output Board and the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University are the site's creators. See also the Agricultural Statistics page.
  • Environment Index  
    "Environment Index provides abstract/index information for over 1000 titles in the area of environmental policy and studies. Over 500 titles have ongoing coverage. The product has an Environment thesaurus that will assist users in research." From EBSCO.
  • farmdoc (University of Illinois)
    Calling their site a "digital county extension agent," farmdoc aims to "provide crop and livestock producers in the U.S. Cornbelt with round-the-clock access to economic information and analysis to better manage their farm businesses." Contains publications, databases, and FAST tools (Farm Analysis Solution Tools), a group of downloadable Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. From the site:"FAST aids users in performing financial analysis, assessing investment decisions, and evaluating the impacts of various management decisions."
  • Google Scholar  
    This general search engine includes citations to journal articles and freely available full-text items. Dates of coverage vary. Use the Find it Morris link to find the article in Morris Library's databases. Also contains links to open access documents.
  • GPO Access (FDsys)
    Full text of the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, Federal Register, presidential materials, the Supreme Court web site, full text of congressional bills, GAO reports, etc.
  • LexisNexis Academic Search - Legacy Interface see Nexis Uni
    This full-text database indexes over 6,000 sources including journals, magazines, and newspaper articles. Company information can be accessed via the "Business" tab. Customized company lists can also be created.
  • LexisNexis Legal Research - Legacy Interface see Nexis Uni
    Contains full text articles from law reviews, federal and state codes, federal and state court cases, Canadian legislation and court cases, and other international court cases.
  • Nexis Uni  
    Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
  • Mergent Archives  
    Contains reports about companies, industries and corporate manuals.
  • Mergent Online  
    Find company directory information and create custom reports from SEC filings.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center  
    Contains information about companies and funds, as well as portfolio tools.
  • NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's) - Legacy Interface  
    "NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more."
  • New Economics Papers: Agricultural Economics
    Full text archives of the Agricultural Economics working papers section of the New Economics Papers (NEP). See the RSS feed at the bottom of this page for recent updates. Full text availability varies. If the working paper is not available online here or via Google Scholar, SIUC community members may request these papers via interlibrary loan at no charge.
  • Plant Management Network  
    From the publisher:"Plant Management Network (PMN) is a not-for-profit, online publishing effort whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops." It includes four peer-reviewed journals (Applied Turfgrass Science, Crop Management, Forage and Grazing Lands, & Plant Health Progress), and other resources, including "Plant Disease Management Reports," an image database, sections on specific crops, etc.
  • SocIndex with Full Text  
    "SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and full text for 6,711 conference papers. "
  • USA Trade (Access available only within the Morris Library building)
    From the site:"The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is pleased to bring you USA Trade Online! With this dynamic service, you can access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 9,000 export commodities and 17,000 import commodities."
  • Wall Street Journal (1889-1999)  
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)  

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