Trial for CAB E-Books

The Libraries now have a trial for CAB e-books published by CABI since 2000. The entire CAB collection includes over 500 titles covering the applied life sciences, with collections of titles in agriculture; animal and veterinary science; environmental life sciences; human health, food and nutrition; leisure and tourism; and plant sciences.

The trial goes through June 15th. Contact Naka Ishii, ISEL Reference Librarian, at 413-545-1656 with questions or comments.

Trial for GREENR

The Libraries now have GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) on trial through February 19th, 2011. You can browse topics such as Organic Agriculture and Organic Foods, Biofuel Energy,  Industrial Disasters, and Kyoto Protocol to look through a portal of academic articles, featured videos, case studies, podcasts, conference presentations and reports, and much more. You can also search and limit your scope to peer reviewed articles, document types, publication date, etc.

If you have comments or would like assistance, contact Madeleine Charney, Liaison to the Stockbridge School, at 413.577-0784.

Turfgrass Information File

The Libraries have added Turfgrass Information File (TGIF). A collaboration between the United States Golf Association Turfgrass Research Committee and Michigan State University Libraries, TGIF provides bibliographic references to annual research reports, conference proceedings, trade publications, scientific journals, field day programs, and newsletters pertaining to turfgrass and its maintenance.

If you would like assistance or have questions about this new database, contact Naka Ishii, library liaison to the Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences department, at 413-545-1656.

Plant Management Network – New Database Added

The Plant Management Network includes four journals, a collection of images of pests, proceedings of agriculture meetings, Insect Management Tests, Plant Disease Management Tests, and other plant and crop resources produced by a non-profit network of societies and institutions. You can search across journals or subject collections of resources.

If you have questions or would like assistance using this resource, contact Madeleine Charney, liaison librarian for the Stockbridge School, at 413-545-0784.