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Agricultural History : United States

This guide introduces resources for conducting research in U.S. Agricultural History, highlighting archival materials available at Mississippi State University.

Finding Books

Finding Journal Articles

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Center for Research Libraries : Agriculture Topic Guide 

CRL provides a wealth of historic agriculture information on the history of agriculture and agricultural education worldwide. Find books, dissertations, government documents, serials (newspapers, journals), and textbooks. MSU is a member of the Center so materials are available to you (on request via ILL/Scan and Deliver if not digitally).

Agricola : National Agriculture Library

Find journal articles, book chapters, theses, and reports from the National Agricultural Library. Disciplines incluse food and human nutrition, agricultual technology and engineering, environmental sciences, and much more.

Library of Congress : Food History

This guide provides an extensive food history bibliography and points to other secondary and primary resourcs.

USDA National Agriculture Library Digital Collections

The USDA hosts sources suitable for primary and secondary research, including information on produce markets, rural development, historic organic agriculture and pesticides, among other topics, 1862 to present.