HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital repository of scanned books, journals, and other library materials. HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future by digitizing materials like books and journals from over 120 Academic and Research library members in addition to working with other partners, such as Google and the Internet Archive. Login to this site using your MSU credentials to download full text that is available in the library.
You must click the large "Login" button in the upper right of the HathiTrust site to access material, even when on campus.
Search a broad range of resources for journal articles, as well as newspapers, on your topic. You can also search multiple databases simultaneously, such as JSTOR, Academic Search, Historical Abstracts, etc, by selecting them under "Content Provider" on the left of your search results.
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).
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.
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.