Information on agricultural biotechnology for plant and animal researchers and policy-makers. Access to over 375,000 abstracts, more than 15,000 full text documents, news articles and reviews.

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics
Index and full-text reports of scholarly research in agricultural and applied economics, at institutions in the United States.

AgNic: Agriculture Network Information Collaborative
A US-based guide to quality Internet resources in agriculture, maintained by an alliance of libraries and organisations, including the National Agricultural Library.

Contains bibliographic records related to agriculture from the USDA's National Agricultural Library.

AGRIS’ mission is to improve the accessibility of agricultural information available on the Web. (Cornell University Library)
Open access to 1.014.168 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 265 peer-reviewed open access journals.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals

E-print Network
E-prints are scholarly and professional works electronically produced and shared by researchers with the intent of communicating research findings to colleagues. They may include preprints, reprints, technical reports, conference publications or other means of electronic communication.

EconBiz is a search portal for economics, the portal was started in 2002 as the Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies. The portal aims to support research in and teaching of economics with a central entry point for all kinds of subject-specific information and direct access to full texts.

Access to the largest collection of online economics working papers and journal articles.

ERIC: Institute of Educational Sciences
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Access to European Union law.

FAO Document Repository
The FAO Document Repository is FAO’s online archive for collecting, preserving and disseminating digital copies of the Organization’s knowledge outputs to ensure that they are available to the widest possible audience.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

HAL Hyper Articles en Ligne
HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research papers, whether they are published or not, and for PhD dissertations. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research centers.

HighWire (Free Journals)
Founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995 and it hosts the largest repository of peer-reviewed content, from scholarly publishers in Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

HubMed is an alternative interface to the PubMed, the database of biomedical literature produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works. In 2014 Jurn expanded beyond open access journals in the arts and humanities, to also index open journals in ecology, science, biomedical, business and economics.

National Documentation Centre : EKT's Databases
A selection of databases from EKT that can be searched simultaneously; Includes: Hellenic Ph.D. Dissertations Thesis ; Evonymos Ecological Library ; NAGREF: Geek Forestry & Natural Environment ; DIMITRA: Phytogenic & Vital production. Veterinary, Fishery, Foods ; ELIAMEP - International Relations Information Unit ; PEHOTEE - Environment, Civic & Landscape Art, New Technology, Energy ; NATO - Sciences & Technology

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access digital resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).

Directory of Open Access Repositories.

Open Grey
OpenGrey covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities. Includes technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature.

Organic Eprints
It is an open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture.

Project Muse
Project MUSE provides access to digital humanities and social science content from 200 university presses and scholarly societies around the world.

PubAg (USDA)
PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. It covers all of the core topics of the agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and extension education. (Updated daily)

PubChem (National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI),
PubChem is a database of chemical molecules and their activities against biological assays.

PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)
Provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.

Document all educational publications published in Arab countries in Arabic, French, and English, since 2007.
"The global science gateway". Available now in 9 languages.



Conal Conference Alerts
Academic conferences worldwide.

A database that contains information about how microorganisms respond to different environments  and consists of various datasets dealing with bacterial growth and control in food processing.

IPNI: The International Plant Names Index
A database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names.

Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database
The aim of this site is to facilitate the work of researchers and members of the public who attempt to sort the common names of plants and associate them with their corresponding botanical names.

NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

PlantFacts has merged several digital collections developed at Ohio State University to become an international knowledge bank and multimedia learning center.

Plants For A Future
For those interested in edible and useful plants of temperate regions. Contains an online database of over 7000 plants that can be grown in the UK

RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.

Seed Information Database
On the website of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, SID is a result of a project to conserve seeds from 25,000 species.

TAIR: the Arabidopsis Information Resource . [Subscription is required; free access to a only a very limited number of page views per month]
TAIR collects information and maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant.



Google Books
Google has partnered with more than 20,000 publishers and authors, and several major research libraries, to makes their publications discoverable through Google Books. While only limited text "snippets" can be viewed from books still protected by copyright, one can access the full text of many public domain books. Use the Advanced Search page to limit your search to full-text or public domain books. Books are available in PDF and  ePub  formats.

Through a partnership with more than two dozen research libraries, HathiTrust currently makes available more than 4.9 million digitized volumes, approximately 15 percent of which are in the public domain. Texts are available in Plain Text  and PDF  formats.

Internet Archive
The Internet Archive includes the full text of more than 2.5 million e-books, including works of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts, and academic books. Books can be read online or downloaded and read in a variety of formats. E-books from the Internet Archive can also be found through OpenLibrary, an Internet Archive initiative devoted to texts.
ManyBooks offers thousands of public domain and free original titles, available in a variety of formats.

OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Online Books Page 
The Online Books Page is a large compilation of full-text literature resources on the Web. including English-language listings, foreign language, specialty archives, including audio books, children’s literature, A Celebration of Women Writers and Prize Winning Books Online. Updated regularly.  Formats vary by link.

The Open Library
Ever growing virtual catalog with individual webapges for millions of books. Contains a collection of over 1,000,000 free ebooks and as well as an ebook lending program for registered users. Project of the Internet Archive.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is one of the first online archives of digitized texts.  All texts are available for free download in ePub, Plucker , Kindle, and other formats.



DSI Data Service & Information (DSI) provides online access to approx. 65,000 economic time series databases published by official and semi official institutions. Major national and international data sets, e.g., from the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD or the European Union (Eurostat, EU Commission, ECB) are maintained in a unique data warehouse.

Eurostat - Agriculture Statistics
Includes tables and publications covering economic accounts for agriculture, structure of agricultural holdings, agricultural prices and price indices, agricultural products, and regional surveys.

An on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Food Aid Shipments, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, Agricultural Machinery.

Hellenic Statistical Authority
The mission of the Hellenic Statistical Authority is to safeguard and continuously improve the quality of the country’s statistics.

IMF eLibrary - Data
Internationally Monetary Fund data

International Food Policy Research Institute
Collaborates with institutions throughout the world and is often involved in the collection of primary data and the compilation and processing of secondary data. The resulting datasets provide a wealth of information at the local (household and community), national, and global levels.

OECDiLibrary Statistics (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Includes a section on Agriculture and Food. Databases include the Agricultural Commodities Outlook Database, Agricultural Policies in Emerging and Transition Economies, Economic Accounts for Agriculture, and Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.

UN Comtrade - Commodity Trade Statistics Database
A searchable database of import and export data from over 130 countries that provide the United Nations Statistics Division with their annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country. For many countries the data coverage starts as far back as 1962 and goes up to the most recent completed year.

United Nations
Food and Agricultural Organization
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations provides several different databases dealing with international agricultural issues.

United States Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries. It includes agricultural trade data, agricultural production data, and market reports. Also includes U.S. agricultural import and export data.

Global Agricultural Trade System Online (GATS)
GATS, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Trade System. GATS includes international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present.

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System
The USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) contains nearly 2,500 reports and datasets from several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.

The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends
The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Foundation Ecology & Agriculture (SOEL) present statistics about organic agriculture worldwide.  This statistical annual began publication in 2000.



European Patent Office - Patent Search
Search International, European or WIPO patents

Google Patents

Patent Lens is a worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource. It serves as the cyberinfrastructure platform for the Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI).

US Patent and Trade Office - Patent Search
Search Issued Patents (full-text since 1976, full-page images since 1790) or Published Applications (published since 15 March 2001).

World Intellectual Property Organization - Patent Search
WIPO patent searching



Last update: Sep 13, 2017