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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Article Databases
Key Texts
Web Resources
Other Guides

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of agricultural, food, and biological engineering
TP368.2 E57 2011 [In Library Use] Macdonald Campus Library Reference

Encyclopedia of soil science.
Also available as a hard copy: S592 S53 2008 [In Library Use] Macdonald Campus Library Reference

Encyclopedia of water science
S494.5 W3 E54 2003 [In Library Use] Macdonald Campus Library Reference

Water encyclopedia

Article Databases


Compendex: Worldwide engineering and technical literature
Agricola: Subjects covered are all aspects of Agriculture and allied disciplines, such as biotechnology, life sciences, natural resources management and environmental pollution, pesticides, plant diseases, plant science and production, and biology.
CAB Abstracts: International coverage back to 1973 with a focus on agriculture and forestry, but also including leisure and tourism, rural development, and economics.
Environmental Engineering Abstracts: International technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety and energy production.
IEEE Xplore: Access to the organization's journals, conference proceedings and standards.


Web of Science: Science Citation Index back to 1900 and Derwent Innovations Index (international patents).
Scopus: Large multidisciplinary database with citation tracking, author & affiliation searching.
Proquest Digital Dissertations: Offers full text of many Québec university dissertations or the first 24 pages of dissertations written after 1997.

Key Texts

ASABE Standards. Most recent updates online

ASHRAE Handbook - Fundamentals (I-P edition) 2009

ASHRAE Handbook. Refrigeration. (I-P Edition) 2010

ASHRAE Handbook. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning applications. (IP Edition) . 2011

ASHRAE Handbook - Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment (I-P Edition). 2008

ASHRAE GreenGuide - The Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings (2nd Edition). 2006

Methods in biotechnology / book series
Online Edition

CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering 5v: v.1 Land and Water Engineering; v.2 Animal Production & Aquacultural Engineering; v.3 Plant Production Engineering; v.4 Agro Processing Engineering; v.5 Energy & Biomass Engineering
S675 C54 1999

National Building Code of Canada, Volumes 1-2 . 2010
TH226 N3 REF

National Farm Building Code of Canada. 8th ed. 1995
KE5270 F37 N37 1995

Compendium of technologies used in the treatment of residues of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and related industries. 1982
S560 F36 v.33 rev.1 REF

Inventaire des problèmes de degradation des sols agricoles du Quebec. 12V. + Rapport synthese. 1990
S625 C2I58 1990 REF

Major Journals

Applied engineering in agriculture

Aquacultural Engineering

Biomass & Bioenergy

Bioresource Techonology

Biosystems Engineering

Irrigation Science

Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research

Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Transactions of the ASABE

Water Research

Web Resources

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Patents Information

Standards Council of Canada


American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Canadian Society for Bioengineering(CSBE)

Canadian Standards Association

International Commission of Agricultural Engineering

International Standards Association

National Academy of Engineering

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)

Other Guides

Patents Guide

Standards Guide

Technical Reports Guide

Revised January 2014


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