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Resources to help in the study of agriculture and food technology.
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Ebook databases

Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases: 


Reference Books

USP Library Catalogues and Other Book Sources

These resources will allow you to find books on either the Laucala or Alafua campuses where you may be taking your agriculture courses.


Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses

Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:

1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.

2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve." 

3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.

4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display. 

5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight. 


Searching Using Subject Headings

Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.


Some useful subject headings for Agriculture and Food technology are:


Agriculture -- environmental aspects

Agricultural biotechnology

Farm management -- Tropics

Food industry and trade

Food supply

Germplasm resources, Plant

Germplasm resources, Animal 


Organic Farming

Phytopathogenic microorganisms -- biological control

Plants, cultivated

Shifting cultivation

Sustainable agriculture

Traditional farming


Some books from the Laucala Catalogue

These books are available in the Laucala campus library, visit the Alafua campus catalogue for materials located in Samoa. 

Food technology - Lambert, Mark
Call Number: TP 370 .3 .L35
ISBN: 0750200057
Publication Date: 1992

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Coping with Climate Change - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff
Call Number: S 494 .3 .C66 2015
ISBN: 9789251084410
Publication Date: 2015-03-11

Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture - Maria R. Finckh; Ariena H. C van Bruggen; Lucius Tamm
Call Number: SB732.6 (book is on order)
ISBN: 9780890544761
Publication Date: 2015-01-01

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Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change - Malcolm F. Cairns (Editor)
Call Number: S 589 .75 .S55 2015
ISBN: 9780415746038
Publication Date: 2015-02-18

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Six Steps Back to the Land - Colin Tudge
Call Number: HD 1476 .A3 T83 2016
ISBN: 0857841238
Publication Date: 2016-03-31

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Rethinking Agriculture - Timothy P. Denham (Editor); José Iriarte (Editor); Luc Vrydaghs (Editor)
Call Number: CC 79 .5 .P5 R47 2007
ISBN: 9781598742619
Publication Date: 2009-06-15

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