Chapter 5 – part B Libraries


ENTRY: LIBRARY 26
INSTITUTION:NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Raleigh, NC 27695
INTERNET ACCESS:
telnet lib.lib.ncsu.edu
If you do not immediately see the BIS welcome screen, type “st” to start your session.
Type “bye” and press [return].
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone 919-515-3980 Parameters 7-1-even Baud Rates: 300,1200
Press <enter> until you receive: Enter Destination
Type *LIB <enter> Then follow instructions on the screen.

OPAC Software: Triangle Research Libraries
General Comments From Reviewer: See Duke University.
Information screen from OPAC.
NCSU database contains records for:
Books: 96% of library’s book collection, including branch library titles. NCSU database does NOT contain records for:
MAGAZINE, JOURNAL, PERIODICAL, SERIAL holdings (specific volumes and years of titles). Only the Serials Card Catalog provides this information. MAGAZINE, JOURNAL, PERIODICAL, SERIAL articles. BIS is not an index to
VERNMENT DOCUMENTS. U.S. government documents are available in the
Documents Dept. on the 2nd floor, East Wing of the D. H. Hill Library.
Collection Name: University Libraries
Contact:
Name: John Abbott Position: Associate head of Collection Management.
E-mail address: john_abbott@ncsu.edu
Comments From Contact: Number of titles related to agriculture: 200,000 +.
Information about collections: Strong in traditional land-grant fields. Good collection of reports from international research centers (CGIAR). Collection supports strong tropical forestry and tropical soils program and a strong entomology research program.
Comments from reviewer: Due to the search interface, the catalog and collection are difficult to analyze. But due to the large size of the collection and comments from the contact, this library opac is well worth searching since you can also search Duke University at the same time.
This institution is a land grant institution.

North Carolina State University also has an extensive internet gopher . Here is the introductory information for that service:

Welcome to the Gopher at the North Carolina State University Libraries!

PURPOSE
The purpose of this gopher to provide an organized and accessible means to Internet resources pertinent to the student, faculty, and staff needs of the North Carolina State University.

STUDY CARRELS
The gopher is basically divided into three parts: Study Carrels, Reference Desk, Beyond NCSU. Each of the discipline specific “study carrols” contain Internet resources pertinent to that discipline. These resources include such things as BBSs, OPACS, reference works, texts
(books or journals), and indexes.

REFERENCE DESK
The Reference Desk contains Internet resources of very general applicability that are useful to just about anybody.

BEYOND NCSU
The section Beyond NCSU provides links Internet resources similar to this gopher. Many of these links are also contained within the Study Carrols.
Windows
Beyond NCSU
BBSs
CWISs
OPACs
Gophers

MAINTENANCE
This gopher is maintained by me, Eric Lease Morgan. Give me a call or drop me a line, and tell me what you think about this gopher. I love to get email.

Eric Lease Morgan, Systems Librarian
NCSU Libraries
Box 7111, Room 2316-b
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111
(919) 515-6182
eric_morgan@ncsu.edu

ENTRY: LIBRARY 27
INSTITUTION:NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Fargo, ND 58108
INTERNET ACCESS:
Telnet pals.nodak.edu
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone 701-237-8861, 7790, 2573 Parameters 7-1-even Baud Rates 300-1200
OPAC Software: MSUS/Pals
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. I have not been able to connect o this by telnet to pals.nodak.edu.
B. Easy catalog to use.
C. Can be also searched at TELNET MSUSGW.UMN.EDU. When prompted for type in pals.
To select just the NDSU catalog type in SET LIB TRN.

Collection Name: University Libraries.
Contact: Name: Kathie Richardson Position: Agriculture Librarian
E-mail Address: krichard@plains.nodak.edu
Comments From Contact: Number of titles about agriculture: 19,300 volumes plus 4,500 documents.
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword search on “agriculture or agricultural” resulted in over 9,800 records (this exceeded the maximum limit allowed for display or search results). This institution is a land grant institution.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 28
INSTITUTION:OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Columbus, Ohio USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LCS.US.OHIO-STATE.EDU.
2. Choose 0 as your terminal type.
3. Type HELP to see options.
To exit, hit the TELNET escape key.
OPAC Software: LCS (?)
Comments of reviewer:
A. I found this catalog very difficult to search. Use with care.
B. Here is some information from the help screens that should be useful:
All LCS searches begin with a three letter “command” followed by a slash mark (/). The commands are listed in “HELP-COMMANDS” and in the LCS brochure. Most commands are followed by words separated by spaces. When you finish typing a search, tap the enter key.
Collection Name: Agriculture Library
Reviewer’s comments: TWS/agriculture search results in 9,179 titles. This institution is a land grant university.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 29
INSTITUTION:OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Corvallis, Oregon USA
1. Type TELNET OASIS.KERR.ORST.EDU.
2. Type OASIS at Login Please prompt.
3. Enter 11 for VT100 emulation.
To exit, use the TELNET escape key.

OPAC Software:
Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy catalog to use and very powerful.
B. Offers full range of search commands.

Collection Name: Kerr Library
Contact: Name: Michael Kinch Head, Reference Services KINCHM@CCMAIL.ORST.EDU
Library: Kerr Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis,OR 97331.
Comments from Contact: Number of agriculture titles: ca. 100,000; Special collections: We have the Linus Pauling papers; Atomic Energy collection.
Comments From Reviewer: Keyword search of “agriculture” retrieves 9,508 titles.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 30
INSTITUTION:PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Park, Pennsylvania USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Telnet lias.psu.edu
2. vt100 is usually used at this point. If you have any problems, try typing TERMINAL VT100 or HELP TERMINAL at the >>> prompt.
DIALUP ACCESS:
dial (814) 865-LIAS or (814) 865-5427, communication settings are: full duplex, no parity, 8 bits, 1 stop bit. When connection is established, press enter. Make terminal adjustments as above.
To exit LIAS, type QUIT or EXIT.
OPAC Software:
Information Screen from OPAC:
LIAS stands for “Library Information Access System”. LIAS includes the online catalog of the Penn State Libraries as well as databases on various subjects.

The LIAS online catalog contains information about most library collections at all University Libraries locations. It also contains information about several special collections, such as those at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and the A-V Services Collection. LIAS tells you if the Libraries owns an item, where it’s located, and if it’s currently available or checked out.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy catalog to use.
B. Offers full range of commands.
C. Also take a look at PennPages (put in citation number from it here)

Collection Name: Life Sciences Library
Contact:
Name: Helen Smith; Agricultural Sciences Librarian E-mail Address: hfs@psulias.bitnet
Number of Titles About Agriculture and Related Sciences: about 200,000+ titles.
C omments From Contact:
Special collections:
The Kneebone Mushroom Reference Collection – a special reference collection of books, dissertations, specialized serials and reprints in the areas of mushroom cultivation, mushroom industry, culinary uses of the mushroom and mushroom history and mythology. This collection serves to complement the comprehensive resources in mycology found in the general libraries collections as well as in the Libraries Special Collections section.

Reviewer’s Comments: Very easy to use but impossible to analyze because of displays. I strongly urge the serious researcher to start her because of the reputation of PENN State and the large number of records in this catalog.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 31
INSTITUTION:PURDUE UNIVERSITY
West Lafayette, Indiana USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 LIB.CC.PURDUE.EDU.
To exit, use the TN3270 escape key.
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone: 317-496-2000 Parameters: even parity, 7 databits, xon/xoff enabled, 1 stop bit
When connected wait a few seconds, then press return two or three times, until the “DIAL” prompt appears.
Type library and then follow the on screen directions
OPAC Software: NOTIS
Screen from OPAC:
PCAT
is an online database of bibliographic, call number, location, and circulation information for books, journals, and other materials in the Purdue University Libraries.
MEDIA Catalog
The MEDIA Catalog is an online database of descriptive, shelf number, and location information for items in the Instructional Media Center of the Undergraduate Library. It includes videos, films, slides, audiocassettes, and other media.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Check out CERF (database citation number inserted here.)
B. This is a typical NOTIS catalog with full implementation of keyword , boolean, and truncation.
Collection Name: Life Sciences
Contact:
Name: Carl Snow; Media Librarian; E-Mail address: media@hikssrv.lib.purdue.edu
Help is available from the Libraries help desk 317-494-2857
Comments From Contact:
Nearly 1000 media items relating to agriculture that are available for rental. The Horse and Pony collection is particularly strong.
Reviewer’s Comments: There are two catalog databases worth searching here. PCAT is the main catalog. A keyword search on “agricultur?” resulted in 20,646 title entries. Media catalog is a very good source of the media items mentioned above by Carl Snow. Keyword search on “agricultur?” retrieves 341 video cassette titles. Keyword search on “horses” results in 206 video cassette titles. Look here for unique material related to horses and ponies as well as general agriculture.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 32
INSTITUTION:QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 5PX UK
1. Type TELNET SUN.NSF.AC.UK.
2. At the login prompt, type janet.
3. At the hostname prompt, enter UK.AC.QUEENS-BELFAST.LIBRARY.
4. Press RETURN.
To exit, use the TELNET escape key.
OPAC Software: BLCMP.
Screen form OPAC:
The online catalogue lists items bought since September 1987, together with the Undergraduate Collection and much of the existing Science, Medical, Biomedical and Agriculture Library stock. Everything else is in the card catalogue.
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy catalog to use.
B. Allows full range of searches.
Collection Name: Agriculture & Food Science Library (Newforge); Veterinary Science Library
Loughgall Library
Comments From Reviewer: Keyword search on agriculture resulted in 2,841 entries. Good place to begin looking for material.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 33
INSTITUTION:RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Piscataway, New Jersey USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LIBRARY.RUTGERS.EDU.
2. Press <RETURN>.
To exit, type END.

OPAC Software: GEAC
Screen from OPAC:
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
** Welcome to IRIS – INTEGRATED RUTGERS INFORMATION SYSTEM **
IRIS is a computerized database that contains records for books and other materials catalogued for the Rutgers University Libraries system from 1972 onward.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Moderately difficult to use.
B. Look at help screens before using.

Collection Name: Library of Science and Medicine
Contact:
Name: Irwin Weintraub; Agriculture Resource Librarian
Library of Science and Medicine
Post Office Box 1029
Piscataway, New Jersey 08855
Phone: 908-932-3526

Comments From Contact:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the land grant college for the State of New Jersey. We have extensive holdings in all areas of agriculture. The main collections are at two libraries:
Douglass Library serving mainly undergraduates in ag and related sciences and the Library of Science and Medicine which is the primary research library at Rutgers and includes agricultural research. Branch libraries in Entomology and Microbiology also have agriculture holdings.
The Camden campus of Rutgers also has agriculture holdings because it serves some of the clientele at remote experiments stations. I have no idea what the total titles are if would estimate over 1 million volumes.
Our online catalog, IRIS (Integrated Rutgers Information System) includes holdings from all three Rutgers campuses – New Brunswick, Newark, Camden.

Reviewer’s Comments: Search limits results to 500 so the collection is impossible to analyze numbers of titles. Considering the reputation of Rutgers University, this should be a good place to begin a search for information.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 34
INSTITUTION:STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Stanford, CA USA
1. Type TELNET FORSYTHETN.STANFORD.EDU.
2. At the Account? prompt, type socrates.
3. At the OK to proceed? prompt, type YES.
To exit, type END.
OPAC Software:

Screen from OPAC:
Socrates is the computerized catalog of the Libraries of Stanford University.
Socrates contains citations for most (but not all) items in the Stanford
libraries, including items on order, and items received but not yet cataloged.
As of December 1992, Socrates includes more than 2.7 million citations,
covering approximately 99% of the libraries’ collections.

Socrates has citations for:
– All items added to Green and branch libraries since 1973.
– All items added to Business, Hoover, Law, and Lane libraries since 1977.
– All items in Meyer and most in Earth Sciences (not all maps are listed)
– All serials at Stanford (*)
– Technical reports in the science libraries. (SELECT TECH for these)

(*) Serials = journals, periodicals, magazines, annuals.
Socrates does NOT list articles in serials, only the serial titles plus
information about issues and years owned by Stanford.
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy to search.
B. Powerful search software with full range of commands.
C. Gives access to other databases and systems that may have limited access and require an account to search.
Collection Name: Stanford University Libraries.
Contact: requested not to be listed.
Comments from Contact: Number of titles about agriculture and related sciences : 25,000 titles ; Collection overwhelmingly in agricultural economics and adjacent subject areas associated with Food Research Institute.
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword title search retrieves over 4,000 titles with the word agriculture in them. A keyword subject search retrieves over 11,000 subject headings with agriculture in them. This catalog looks like a good place to start especially for information related to food research..

ENTRY: LIBRARY 35
INSTITUTION:SUNY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & FORESTRY
Syracuse, NY 13210 USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 SUVM.ACS.SYR.EDU.
2. Hit TAB twice.
3. On the COMMAND line, type DIAL VTAM.
4. At the Enter Summit prompt, type SUMMIT.
5. Hit RETURN on the next screen.
or
1. Type TELNET ACSNET.SYR.EDU.
2. At the > prompt, type SUMMIT.
3. At the Enter Terminal Type prompt, type VT100.
4. At the Enter Summit prompt, type SUMMIT.
5. Hit RETURN on the next screen.
To exit:
1. Type LOGOFF.
2. Type UNDIAL.
OPAC Software: NOTIS

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Summit offers access to other databases which may be restricted due to licensing agreements.
B. One of the better NOTIS catalogs around in that it is fully implemented.

Collection Name: Franklin Moon Library
Contact: Name: Elizabeth A. Elkins Position: Associate Librarian E-Mail: eaelkins@suvm
Name: James L. Williamson E-mail: jlwilliam@suvm
Comments from Contact: Number of titles about agriculture and related sciences: 90,000 titels. “Everything” we have is science, forestry, or environment.
Reviewer’s Comments: Unique collection with an emphasis on forestry and environmental sciences. Keyword search on “forest?” resulted in 13,586 title entries. Keyword search on “agricultur?” resulted in 18,011 title entries. Keyword search on “environment?” resulted in 25,072 entries. This is one of the best places to begin a search on material related to forestry and environmental sciences.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 36
INSTITUTION:TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
College Station, Texas 77843 USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 TAMMVS1.TAMU.EDU.
2. At the Texas A&M Statewide Network screen, type NOTIS.
3. At the CICS screen, hit RETURN.
or
1. Type TELNET VENUS.TAMU.EDU from any machine connected to the Internet.
2. At the Username: prompt, type VTAM.
3. At the Texas A&M Statewide Network screen, type NOTIS.
4. At the CICS screen, hit RETURN.
.To exit, hit CTRL-Z.
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. The telnet connection is slow connecting to the campus network. Be patient.
B. Be sure to use VT100 emulation if you telnet in.
C. Other services are available at the screen where you enter NOTIS. Some are restricted to Texas A&M community.
OPAC Software: NOTIS
Collection Name: Sterling Evans Library
Reviewer’s Comments: K=AGRICULTUR? resulted in 54,951 title entries. K=VETERINAR? resulted in 1,548 title entries. This collection looks quite large. Texas A & M is a land grant institution.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 37
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
Cork, Ireland
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET VAX1.UCC.IE.
2. At the Userid prompt, enter LIBRARY and wait a few seconds.
To exit, press CTRL-X.

OPAC Software: DOBIS/LIBIS.

Opening Screen from OPAC:

BOOLE LIBRARY – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
—————————————–
WELCOME TO DOBIS/LIBIS ** NETWORK OPAC **

FOR LIBRARY NEWS — USE CONTROL-N
TO EXIT NOW — USE CONTROL-C
TO EXIT WHEN CONNECTED — USE CONTROL-X

NETWORK OPAC is available from 9.00 a.m. until midnight (for details of any scheduled downtime see library news)
Collection Name: Science and Technology Section, Boole Library
Reviewer’s Comments: Hard to analyze but easy to use.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 38
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Dublin, Ireland
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET PACX.UCD.IE.
2. At the which service prompt, enter LIBRARY.
3. Hit RETURN.
To exit, type E.

OPAC Software:

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Only available between 6:00 am – 11:30pm Dublin time.
Collection Name: Agriculture Library.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 39
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064 Australia
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LIBRARY.ADELAIDE.EDU.AU.
2. At the login prompt, enter bslnet.
To exit, type 11.
OPAC Software: Dynix

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Catalog available 21.5 hours per day (closed 3:30 am – 6:00 am Adelaide time)
B. Very powerful and easy catalog to use.

Collection Name: Bar Smith Library
Contact:
Name: Steve Thomas Position: Senior Systems Analyst
E-mail Address: sthomas@library.adelaide.edu.au
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword search on “agricultur?” retrieved 12,529 titles. Good place to obtain material with a non-U. S. or non-European focus.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 40
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LIBRARY.ARIZONA.EDU.
2. Type library at the login: prompt.
3. Enter v for VT100 emulation.
4. Type y to confirm.
To exit, choose menu option B.
OPAC Software: INNOPAC.
Collection Name: Science-Engineering Library
Reviewer’s Comments: impossible to analyze because of displays.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 41
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (MELVYL)
The library system is known as the MELVYL system. The MELVYL system
contains library information for all universities in the University of California system and the California State Library at Sacramento library
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Telnet MELVYL.UCOP.EDU.
2. When asked for terminal type, enter VT100.
3. Press return when prompted to.
4. Type START LOOK for easy to use library system or type START COM for command line library system.
1. Type END or STOP.
2. Type LOGOFF.

OPAC Software: MELVYL
Screen from OPAC:
Use the CATALOG database to retrieve records for books, archives, audio-visuals, computer files, dissertations, government documents, maps, music scores, and recordings, and videorecordings from the 9 University of California campuses, the California State Library including the Sutro Library in San Francisco, and the Center for Research libraries. Records cover all publication dates but are more complete from the 1970s to present.
Contents: As of 4/22/93, approximately 7,178,727 titles representing 13,980,900 holdings for materials in the University of California libraries and the California State Library.
Coverage: All publication dates but incomplete for some libraries.

General comments from reviewer about MELVYL:
A. Very easy to use.
B. Start here for searching.
C. A subject hey word search on “AGRICULTURE” resulted in 41,688 title records at all MELVYL libraries.

Collection Name: University of California at Berkeley — BioScience Library
Comments From Contact:
Contact: Name: Norma Kobzina, Position: Librarian
E-Mail: nkobzinac@library.berkeley.edu. Phone: 510-643-6475
Statement from Contact: 100,000 volumes in Agriculture; 50,000 volumes in Forestry (separate library). Special Collections: Holl Collection of Cookbooks (1,500 volumes) contains rare cookbooks dating from the 17th Century.

Collection Name: University of California at Davis; Biological & Agricultural Sciences Department, Shields Library
Contact: Name:Ted Sibia E-mail: tssibia@ucdavis.edu
Comments from Contact:
Number of titles about agriculture and related sciences. (Don’t have a ready answer, sorry.)
The library has special collections in apiculture, pomology, horticulture, food technology, and viticulture and enology.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 42
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
Newark, Delaware USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET DELCAT.UDEL.EDU from any host connected to the Internet.
2. Press RETURN.
3. At TERMINAL TYPE prompt, type VT100.
4. Press RETURN.
To exit, type EXIT.
DIALUP ACCESS: 302-831-6150 ; vt100 emulation, full duplex, even parity, 7-1 bits.
Press enter until prompt;
at prompt “UDelNet>” type DELCAT and press enter twice.
At “Terminal Type” query, type VT100 and press enter.
Type Q to disconnect.
OPAC Software: NOTIS.
Screen from OPAC:
DELCAT is the online catalog of the University of Delaware Library. Use DELCAT to find call number, location and description of materials held by the Morris Library and the four branch libraries.
LIBRARIES INCLUDED:
Morris Library, Agriculture Library (Townsend Hall), Chemistry Library (Brown Lab), Physics
Library (Sharp Lab), and Marine Studies Library (Cannon Lab–Lewes).
MATERIALS INCLUDED:
Most library materials (books, journals, etc.) are included, except:
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED:
Journal articles (see DELPLUS or Reference Room), Some materials acquired before 1968, Most Government documents and maps , Research collections in microform, Most manuscript materials.
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Typical NOTIS catalog.
B. Good use of explain screens for more collection information.
Collection Name: Agriculture Library
Contact: Name: Frederick Getze Position: Associate Librarian, Branch Libraries Dept.
E-mail Address: frederick.getze@mvs.udel.edu
Comments From Contact:
Number of Titles About Agriculture and Related Sciences: 40,000 titles.
Special collections: Unidel Collection of Horticulture in Special Collections at Morris Library
(main U of D. library). Historical and rare horticulture and landscape architecture books.
Univ. of Delaware has fairly extensive information on Gopher servers, including College of Agr. bulletin board, staff directories, calendars and information.
Reviewer’s Comments: K=agricultur? results in 14,369 entries.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 43
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Science Library
Athens, Georgia 30602 USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 UGA.CC.UGA.EDU.
2. Hit TAB twice.
3. Type DIAL VTAM on the command line.
4. On the IBM Systems menu, type L.
5. Hit RETURN on the next menu.
or
1. Type TELNET GSVM2.CC.GASOU.EDU.
2. At the Username: prompt, type info.
3. Select 3 from menu.
4. Enter vt100 for terminal type.
5. Select L for library.
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone: 706-542-1021, 542-1023, 542-7510, 542-7170. VT100 emulation, 7 data bits, 1 stop bit, even parity, full duplex.
After connect press <enter>.
When asked for terminal type enter VT100.
Type L at IBM services menu and press <enter>.

To exit:
1. Type QUIT.
2. On the IBM Systems menu, type X.

OPAC Software: ?
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy to use system.
B. Provides access to other databases that may be restricted.
C. Provides both “guided” use for the new user and an interface for the experienced user.
D. Command driven..
E. No keyword searching.

Collection Name: Science Library
Contact: Science Library Reference Desk ; Phone: 706-542-0698.
Comments From Contact:
Number of Titles About Agriculture and Related Sciences: 35,000 titles.
Reviewer’s Comments: Since there is no real keyword searching this collection is impossible to analyze.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 44
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
Honolulu, Hawaii USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET STARMASTER.UHCC.HAWAII.EDU.
2. At the Enter Class prompt, type LIB.
3. At the terminal type menu, select 5 for VT100.
To exit, type //EXIT.

OPAC Software: CARL
Screen form OPAC:
MAIN MENU

Aloha and welcome to the UHCARL Public Access Catalog (PAC)
1. UH Manoa Library Catalog
2. UH Manoa Library Periodicals
3. UH Manoa Library New Titles Lists
4. UH Manoa Library News, Hours and Policies
5. UH System Library Catalogs
6. Hawaii Libraries, Databases and Indexes
7. Periodical Indexes (includes UnCover and ERIC)
8. Other Libraries and Databases (includes Govt Documents)
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Typical CARL catalog.
B. Easy to use.
C. Provides access to much unique material about the Pacific rim.
D. Only name or word search available.
Collection Name: Thomas Hale Hamilton Library
Reviewer’s Comments: Word search on “agricultur” (truncated) results in over 12,498 titles which is the limit allowed by CARL. This collection has much unique material in it and should be searched when looking for information related to agriculture in the Pacific Rim. It also allows access to the Trust Territory Archives for Micronesia.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 45
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA/CHAMPAIGN
Urbana/Champaign, Illinois USA

INTERNET ACCESS:
Telnet illinet.aiss.uiuc.edu
Follow the instructions on the screen.

DIALUP ACCESS:
1. Set your modern as follows:
Baud rate: up to 4800 Parity: Even Databits: 7 Stopbit: 1 Local echo: Off Duplex: Full

2. Telephone number closest to your community:
Campus: (217) 333-2494 (Urbana or Champaign) (217) 333-8269
Illinois:
Bloomington (309) 452-5623 Carbondale (618) 453-8091 Chicago (312) 996-8844
DeKalb (815) 753-1863 Lake Forest (708) 295-0077 Macomb (309) 836-2050
Metro East (618) 692-2903 Naperville (708) 355-9528 Quad Cities (309) 799-7347
Springfield (217) 786-6286
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

General comment from Reviewer:
A. Exit is difficult. Try telnet escape or hangup with your modem.
B. Provides access to ILLINET. May include restricted databases and services.

Collection Name: Agriculture Library
Contact: For information on accessing the Univ. of Illinois online catalog
through the Internet or dial-up, Contact: Beth Sandore (SANDORE@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
For information on the Agriculture Library collections and services, Contact: Maria A. Porta (PIKI@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Comments From Contact:
Number of Titles About Agriculture and related sciences. 200,000 volumes
Comprehensive collection on agricultural sciences including agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, forestry, genetics, horticulture, plant pathology, and rural sociology. Extensive holdings of publications from USDA, state Agricultural Experiment Stations
and Cooperative Extension Service, and FAO.
Reviewer’s Comments: This catalog contains an extensive collection of materials. A keyword search on “agricultur?” retrieved 4,235 title entries. The catalog does not include the total collection. This a good place to look for extension service and FAO publications.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 46
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Kentucky USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
telnet ukccb.uky.edu or telnet 128.163.1.7
select terminal type (vt100 generally works)
choose library from the menu (generally no. 5)
select UK for UK holdings (at the database prompt type UK)

DIALUP ACCESS: (Phone number, special communication parameters needed, special login
procedures) 606-258-2400
when the modem connects hit return until you see >>
At the >> type C<space bar> UKCCB
enter your terminal type
choose library from the menu (generally no. 5)
select UK for UK holdings (at the database prompt type UK)
To EXIT: telnet escape key.
OPAC Software: NOTIS
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Not a typical NOTIS. Appears to be fully implemented.
B. Easy to search. Includes all types of searches.
C. Access to other databases is restricted.

Collection Name: Agriculture Library
Contact: Name: Toni Powell Position: Director, Agriculture Library University of KY
E-mail Address: TONILIB@UKCC.uky.edu or apowell@ca.uky.edu
Comments From Contact:
Number of titles in collection related to agriculture: 40,000
We collect in all areas of agriculture. We have approximately 35,000 monographic title and 5,000 serial titles. 85% of our holdings are listed in the electronic catalog. Many of our serial titles still need to be added.
Reviewer’s comments: Keyword search on “agricultur?” retrieved 37,121 title entries. Good sized collection.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 47
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Manitoba, Canada
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET UMOPAC.UMANITOBA.CA.
2. At the UML=> prompt, type BE.
PALS.
To exit, type $$SOFF.

DIALUP ACCESS:
From OPAC Screen:
Anyone may access the catalogue from a remote site if they have a personal
computer, a modem, a telephone line, and communications software. University
of Manitoba staff and students who do not have communications software may
obtain a copy of Kermit or Procomm from Computer Services.

To access UMNet, the campus network, use the following settings:
Baud Rate: 300, 1200, 2400 Word length: 8
Parity: NONE Stop bits: 1
Telephone: (204) 275-6100
Once you have connected, press Enter to receive the UMNet prompt: “Request(Enter classname or help):” Type: BRIDGE and ignore the fact that the characters you type will appear double. Press Enter and you will then be connected to the catalogue.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy to use.
B. Typical PALS opac.
C. Command driven with extensive help screens.
Collection Name: Science Library.
Contact: Name: Judy Harper Position: Librarian — Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
E-mail: JHARPER@BLDGDAFOE.LAN1.UMANITOBA.CA
Comments from Contact: Number of titles in collection about agriculture and related sciences: Approximately 22,000 titles. The library has collections in the areas of Food Science, Animal Science, Entomology, Soil Science, and Plant Science.
Reviewer’s Comments: Topic word search on “agriculture or agricultural” exceeded limit impossed by system of 9,800 title entries.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 48
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Parkville, VIC Australia
INTERNET ACCESS:
Telnet to library.unimelb.edu.au (128.250.129.2)
At the Baillieu Library Online Public Access Catalogue screen, type C <Enter> for CATALYST
Use <Ctrl> <O> to return to the start over screen, then press <Esc> Type LOGOUT <Enter> to exit the ethernet.

OPAC Software: CLSI LIBS 100
Information from “Australian and New Zealand Telnet Accessible Library Services”
“Catalogue serves the Baillieu and associated branch libraries, the Education Resource Centre, and the Institute of Education (Kew Campus). Catalyst contains records for all monographs, serials and non-book materials acquired or re-catalogued since March 1980.”
Collection Name: Agriculture and Forestry Branch Library
Contact:
E-mail: helpdesk@its.unimelb.edu.au
Phone: (03) 344 5378 or +61 3 344 5378
Fax: (03) 348 1142 or +61 3 348 1142
Reviewer’s comments: Searching CATALYST for all categories produced 6,142 title entries for ” agriculture or agricultural”.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 49
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108 USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LUMINA.LIB.UMN.EDU.
2. When prompted for terminal type, enter 0 for VT100 emulation.
3. When prompted to do so, type PA.
4. On the Public Access Information Service screen, enter 1.
To exit, hit the TELNET escape key.
DIALUP ACCESS: (612) 625-6009; 8,N,1; Full; xon/xoff; vt100
OPAC Software: NOTIS
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Full implementation of NOTIS.
B. Other services available through the initial menus. Some restricted to UMN community.
C. Take a look at the gopher described by the contact below.
Screen from OPAC:
LUMINA Hours : Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday Noon to Midnight
Collection Name: St. Paul Campus Libraries
Contact: Name: Phyllis Reich Position: Reference Head
E-Mail Address Internet:P-Reic@vm1.spcs.umn.edu
Comments From Contact:
Number of titles: 300,500 books; 380,000 government publications; 6748 active periodicals. In addition to agriculture, these include an extensive botany-plant physiology collection, a strong ecology collection and some general biology.
Special Collections: 1000 rare book titles on the taxonomy of insects, fish and wildlife. 4000 German dissertations relating to veterinary medicine. A very extensive collection of agricultural experiment station publications from the 50 states.
In our Anderson Library, a non-circulating library: An extensive rare book collection of early botany, primarily herbals. An extensive rare book collection of classics of horticultural literature. The archives of the Hemerocallis Society. The Frances Williams Hosta Collection. 150,000
historic seed and nursery catalogs.
Our Forestry Library has the U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps modified for Forest Service use. Our Forestry Library, incidentally is one of the best in the country.
Electronic: The index, SOCIAL SCIENCES IN FORESTRY, formerly a print publication produced by our Forestry Library is now available free on Internet. It is a GOPHER-based system running gopher client.
Access: Get to GOPHER, University of Minnesota:
Gopher.micro.umn.edu port 70. This takes you to the main U of M GOPHER.
Navigate your way through the gopher services to North America, then to University of Minnesota, College of Natural resources.

Reviewer’s Comments:
This is one of the best collections on forestry in the country (in my humble opinion.). Keyword search on “agricultur?” retrieved 58,661 titles. Keyword search on “forest?” retrieved 24,467 titles.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 50
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT COLUMBIA
Columbia, Missouri USA
1. Type TN3270 UMCVMB.MISSOURI.EDU.
2. TAB down to command prompt.
3. Enter DIAL VTAM.
4. At the VTAM LOGON prompt, enter LIBCICS.
To exit:
1. Type #LOGOFF.
2. When VTAM LOGON or UNDIAL appears on the screen, type UNDIAL.

OPAC Software: ?
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. This OPAC contains books from 1965 forward.
B. Command driven and very difficult to use.
C. Limited search capabilities.
Collection Name: Elmer Ellis Library, Science Library, Agriculture Collection
Contact: Name: Brenda Graves-Blevins Position: Science Reference Librarian
E-mail Address: ELBRENDA@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Comments from Contact: Number of titles about agriculture and related sciences: 25,000 (not including USDA documents or titles related to ag in the Q’s).
Reviewer’s Comments: This collection is impossible to evaluate because of the search set up.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 51
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Lincoln, Nebraska USA
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone: 402-472-5880, 5590. Parameters: 8-1-None. Baud Rates: 1200-9600.
1. Login: type c unlib<enter>
2. type library <enter>

INTERNET ACCESS:
1. TELNET UNLLIB.UNL.EDU.
2. At the login: prompt, type library.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
To exit, enter D<enter>.

OPAC Software: INNOPAC
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy OPAC to use.
B. Lots of help available.
C. Allows some access to other libraries.
D. Try out this catalog to see how easy an opac can be to search.

Screens from OPAC :

IRIS News (last updated 5/26/92)

IRIS currently has over 850,000 bibliographic records online. This represents approximately 75% of the collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with the majority of the 75% being
published from 1965 to the present.

Full information regarding journal titles (current issue received and volume range that is owned) is now being added to IRIS. Currently, over 18,000 titles are in the database. This represents
approximately 95% of all the journals currently subscribed to by the University Libraries and the Law Library.
Collection Name: C.Y. Thompson Library.
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword search (searches title fields and content notes) retrieved 9,488 title entries looking up “agriculture or agricultural”.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 52
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 UNBMVS1.CSD.UNB.CA.
2. Choose option 8 (Phoenix) on the menu.
To exit, use the TN3270 escape key.
OPAC Software: ?
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Very difficult to use.
B. Lacks many basic features.
Collection Name: Science and Forestry Library
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword search on “agriculture or agricultural:” retrieved 4,693 title entries.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 53
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
Armidale, New South Wales 2351 Australia
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Telnet OPAC.UNE.OZ.AU.
2. When connected type PAC.
Use TELNET escape key.
DIALUP ACCESS:
dial 61-067-72-8266
at annex type “telnet pac”
type “pac”

OPAC Software: VTLS
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy to use.
B. Command driven with help screens.
C. Boolean does not work as expected. I got inconsistent results. Don’t rely on it.

Collection Name: Dixson Library
Contact: Name: Margaret Maticka Position: Head of Reader Services, Dixson Library
E-mail Address:mmaticka@metz.une.edu.au
Comments From Contact:
Number of Titles About Agriculture and Related Sciences: 7000 titles.
The University of New England-Armidale is a rural university with strong teaching programs in agriculture and agricultural economics. In 1993 it received funding for Cooperative Research Centres in Wool Beef and Cotton.
Reviewer’s comments: The search “w/agriculture” results in 3,958 title entries while “w/agricultural” results in 3,342 title . I tried a boolean combination but got inconsistent results.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 55
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, United Kingdom
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET SUN.NSF.AC.UK.
2. At the login prompt, enter janet.
3. At the hostname prompt, enter UK.AC.NOTTINGHAM.LIBRARY.
4. At the Username prompt, type LIBRARY.
5. Select 1 for VT100 emulation.
To exit, hit the TELNET escape key.

OPAC Software: Libertas.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Unable to connect.
B. Appear to be very limited number of ports.
Collection Name: School of Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Sciences Library

Contact: Name: Stanley A. Cramer, Subject Librarian, University
of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leics, LE12 5RD.
E mail: Stan_Cramer@vme.ccc.nottingham.ac.edu

Comments From Contact:
Stock of Agricultural Science books i.e. mostly plant and animal physiology &
biochemistry & food science – 40,000. Periodical titles 500.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 56
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
St. Lucia, Queensland Australia
1. Type TELNET LIBSYS.CAMPUS.UQ.OZ.AU.
2. Enter BE when prompted to.
To exit, type END or BYE.
OPAC Software: PALS
General Comments From Reviewer:
I have been unable to connect. No response after typing in BE.

Collection Name: Biological Sciences Library
Information below from “Australian and New Zealand Telnet Accessible Library Services”

Contact: Michael Manning (Systems)
Email: manning@brolga.cc.uq.oz.au
Phone: +61 7 365 6218
Fax: +61 7 365 6888
Email: umlparis@uqvax.cc.uq.oz.au (Reference staff)
Phone: +61 7 365 6346
Fax: +61 7 365 6888
The PALS online catalogue provides access to the holdings of all University of Queensland libraries. Approximately 800,000 titles covering all books, periodicals, maps, films, videos, audiocassettes and music scores are included.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 57
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
INTERNET ACCESS:
TELNET SKLIB.USASK.CA or 128.233.1.20
Username: SONIA
OPAC = GEAC
To exit, type END

DIALUP ACCESS:
1. Configure communications software for 1200 or 2400 baud, no parity, 8 data bits.

2. Lock keyboard in UPPER CASE.

3. Call University of Saskatchewan computing network at 306-933- 9400. FOR DATAPAC, the address is 71101202. Press RETURN several times until a connection is made. The University network will respond with an ‘Enter Username>’ prompt. Enter your surname and press RETURN.

4a. To connect to the Library Online Catalogue enter CONNECT LIB and press RETURN at the ‘Local>’ prompt. Press RETURN a second time. To exit, enter the command END and press RETURN.

4b. To connect to Infoaccess, enter CONNECT SKLIB and press RETURN at the ‘Local>’ prompt. At the ‘Username:’ prompt enter SONIA and press RETURN. To exit, enter Q and press RETURN (this may have to be repeated depending on where you are in the menu).

OPAC Software: GEAC.
General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Easy catalog to use.
B. Menu driven.
C. Take a look at the INFO ACCESS system described below.

Collection Name: Main Library & Western College of Veterinary Medicine Library
Contact: Did not want to be listed.
Comments From Contact:
Number of Titles About Agriculture and Related Sciences: over 150,00 titles.
Special collections:
– FAO documents and index in paper
– U.S. Government Publications database lists publications from the U.S.G.P.O. which includes agricultural materials.
– Government Publications Department houses agricultural documents published by the federal government of Canada and the province of Saskatchewan, plus selected agricultural materials from Canadian provinces and other countries.

– All topics in agriculture supported by the collection.
– The U of S Libraries support research in the College of Agriculture including the following departments: Agricultural Economics, Applied Microbiology and Food Science, Crop Science and Plant Ecology, Horticulture Science, Soil Science, Animal and Poultry Science. Also support the Western College of Veterinary Medicine covering all aspects of veterinary medicine and science.

Reviewer’s Comments:
GEAC catalog: Keyword search on “agricultur#” (truncated) produced 3,788 titles. Keyword search on “veterinaar#” produced 912 titles.
INFO ACCESS: This system gives access to other databases such as government documents. It contains material owned by the University of Saskatchewan. This is a very good source for canadian government information. Easy to use.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 58
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
1. Type TELNET LIB2.FISHER.SU.OZ.AU.
2. At the OK prompt, type login.
3. At the userid prompt, enter library2.
4. At the password prompt, press RETURN.
5. At the Welcome screen press RETURN.

Information below is from “Australian and New Zealand Telnet Accessible Library Services”.
Collection Name: Badham Library
Contact: Andrea Coutts-Stern (Systems Manager)
E-mail: andrea@extro.ucc.su.oz.au
miket@extro.ucc.su.oz.au
Contact: Enid Roberts
E-mail: enid@extro.ucc.su.oz.au
Phone: +61 02 692 3870 or +61 02 692 4304
Fax: +61 02 692 4593
Most monographs and AV material added to the collection since 1971. Serials are gradually being added.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 59
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE
Knoxville, Tennessee USA
INTERNET ACCESS:
For gopher menu:
TELNET LIBRARY.UTK.EDU.
To connect directly to OPAC:
telnet opac.lib.utk.edu
To exit, type END.
DIALUP: 615-974-6711 300/1200/2400/9600 baud 8 data bits, no parity

OPAC Software: GEAC.
Screen from OPAC:
This Online Catalog contains most, but not all of the materials in the UTK Libraries. If you cannot find an item, be sure to check the card catalog in the Hodges Library. The card catalog has information through 1987. To find magazines, journals, and newspapers, use the Serials Holdings List.

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Very easy catalog to use.
B. Take a look at the gopher. It contains lots of interesting material.

Collection Name: Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Librar.
Contact: Name: Ann Viera Position:Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian
E-mail Address: VIERA@UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Number of titles about agriculture and related sciences 2,400 titles.

Reviewer’s Comments: Hard to analyze the collection since it only allows display of 500 items at a time and will not show totals for any one search beyond that. It contains most of the material in the libraries.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 60
INSTITUTION:UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth, Western Australia 6009 Australia.
INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TELNET LIBRARY.UWA.OZ.AU.
2. At the Username prompt, enter library.
3. When prompted if you have a VT100 terminal, enter Y.
To exit, hit CTRL-D.

OPAC Software: URICA
Opening search screen from OPAC:
Select the type of search You will need to have your
you need by entering its borrower number with you for
number. this option.

1. Title (books and journals) 10. Borrower Inquiry
2. Author or editor
3. Topic/Keyword Use this option to find
4. Corporate Authors (Organisations, out which books you have
government bodies, etc.) on loan.
5. Subject Heading

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Very easy to use.
B. Menu driven.
C. Display limit of 1,000 entries.
D. Good help screens.

Collection Name: Biological Sciences Library
Contact: Name: Jillian Kerr, Biological Sciences Librarian
E-mail Address: jkerr@uniwa.uwa.edu.au
Comments From Contact:
This catalogue is jointly owned by UWA and Edith Cowan University, and shows the holdings of both libraries. It contains over 800,000 bibliographic records, including the Libraries’ entire collections across all subjects and all locations.
Reviewer’s Comments: Keyword search on “agriculture” retrieves over 1,000 titles.

ENTRY: LIBRARY 61
INSTITUTION:University of Wisconsin
Madison/Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
DIALUP ACCESS:
Phone: (608)262-8670 Parameters: IBM3101, VT100 are valid terminal emulations; Baud 2400, 1200, or 300; data bits:7; stop bits:1; .parity:even

INTERNET ACCESS:
1. Type TN3270 BLUE.ADP.WISC.EDU.
2. At the menu, TAB to the left of the NLS1 selection.
3. Push <RETURN>.
4. At the next prompt, just push <RETURN> for the Madison Catalog. for the Milwaukee catalog, type MIL and press <RETURN>.
or
1. Type TELNET NLS.ADP.WISC.EDU.
2. Hit <RETURN> when prompted for terminal type.
3. At the menu, TAB to the left of the NLS selection.
4. Push <RETURN>.
5. At the next prompt, just push <RETURN> for the Madison Catalog. for the Milwaukee catalog, type MIL and press <RETURN>.
To exit:
1. Type EXIT.
2. At the menu, TAB to the left of the QUIT selection.
3. Push <RETURN>.

OPAC Software: ?

General Comments From Reviewer:
A. Very easy to use catalog.
B. Profiles of each library are online.
C. Command driven with excellent help screens.
D. An excellent place to start your searches.
E. The librarians on this campus have been extremely helpful in providing me with information and in responding to questions.

Contact Name: Land Tenure Center Library
Contact:
Name: Beverly R. Phillips; Library Director
E-mail Address: Bitnet: phillips@wiscmacc Internet: phillips@macc.wisc.edu
Mailing address: 434 Steenbock Library; 550 Babcock Dr.; Madison, WI 53706
Telephones: (608) 262-1240 or (608) 262-4098 Fax: (608) 265-3114
Comments From Contact:
Number of titles.: 40,000
Special collections: The Land Tenure Center Library is a comprehensive collection of documents dealing with land tenure, agrarian reform and agrarian structure in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Oceania. In addition the library collects extensively on the subjects of agricultural economics and rural development for these regions.

The collection includes research reports, government and international agency documents, unpublished studies and published research, as well as journals. Languages are English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.
Approximately 40,000 titles are in the online catalog. Older documents (another 40,000 or so) are not yet online. Online coverage is as follows:
General developing areas, Latin America, Caribbean: 1962-1992
Africa, Asia, Middle East, Oceania: 1986-1992
Figure of 40,000 includes approximately 10,000 journal articles and articles in books, mostly for the period 1986-1992.
Library materials available via interlibrary loan. OCLC symbol WIX.
Reviewer’s comments: This collection is truly unique and since it is so it is extremely valuable to researchers. Start here for material on third world agriculture.

Collection Name: Steenbock Memorial Library — Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Home Economics
Contact:
Name: Bob Sessions; Reference Librarian, Network Manager
E-mail : Sessions@wiscmacc.bitnet, Sessions@vms2.macc.wisc.edu
Comments From Contact:
Collection Strengths:
Dairy Science — teaching and research collection; Veterinary Medicine — teaching and research collection; Wisconsin State agriculture & extension Documents; Miller Bee Collection — pre 20th century books on bees
Steenbock Memorial Library’s collections encompass the subject areas of agricultural and life sciences, family resources and consumer sciences, and veterinary medicine. Steenbock Library’s holdings are included as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s online catalog NLS.
Our system includes 28 major campus libraries, of which the agriculture library is one. Human assistance in the use of the Agriculture library is available by calling (608)262-9635, our Reference Desk.
Reviewer’s Comments: From the size of the collection and the response of the contact, this is one of the best places to begin research in any area related to agriculture. A search on “f agriculture” resulted in over 28,000 titles.

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