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eBook Databases

Ebooks are also listed in the Library Catalogue (McGill WorldCat), or they may be searched by individual collection/provider, for example:

  • CRCnetBASE: Allows access to full text to handbooks, references, and monographs published by CRC Press. Can search content or browse the Agriculture and Life Science categories.
  • ScienceDirect: Provides detailed and exhaustive coverage of chapters of books in the agricultural, biological and environmental sciences. McGill subscriptions are indicated by a bright green square box.
  • SpringerLink Books: Provides online access to chapters from over 15,500 book titles. Extensive coverage of Animal Science and related topics under the Biomedical and Life Sciences subject category. Includes journal articles as well, but can limit to books in the Advanced Search. McGill subscriptions are indicated by a bright green square box.

To see more ebook collections/providers available, please see the ebooks & media website

Article Databases

AGRICOLA 1979 to the present
Subjects covered are all aspects of Agriculture and allied disciplines, such as agronomy, animal science, biology, biotechnology, botany, breeding, and chemistry.

Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts 1993 to the present
Covers agricultural products involving both plants and animals, new applications across the food industry, and wide-ranging environmental developments.

CAB Abstracts 1973 to the present
Provides international coverage in agriculture, forestry, and related bio-science field.

FSTA Direct 1969 to the present
Includes a range of topics that relate to every stage of the food chain such as biotechnology, food safety, food science,functional & novel foods, additives,nutrition,and packaging.

Web of Science 1900 to the present
Three citation indexes: Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Science. The Science Citation Index covers a range scientific & technical disciplines, such as biology, agiculture, chemistry, biotechnology, physics and veterinary science.

Web Resources



Agricultural Biotechnology (University of Maryland Libraries)


Biopharma Montreal

Crop Protection Compendium
For McGill users only. No username or password required. Please log in using IP Address.

SciDevNet- Science and Development Network




Biotechnology Industry Organization

Council for Biotechnology Information

Food and Agriculture Organization



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