NAL's specialized information centers provide access to comprehensive and essential information resources focusing on the specific aspects of agricultural subjects. In addition to the general reference services available at NAL, each center offers Internet access to resources enhancing information availability and dissemination. The centers have staff available to serve customers on-site as well as by phone, fax or email.
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
AFSIC specializes in identifying and accessing information related to alternative agricultural enterprises and crops as well as alternative cropping systems. More...
Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
AWIC provides information and training for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition. More...
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
FNIC has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. See also:
Food Safety Information Center (FSIC)
FSIC was established in 2003 to efficiently use library resources, develop stronger collaborations among the library's food safety programs, and disseminate information on a variety of food safety topics. The Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) is the cornerstone of FSIC. Learn more:
National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)
NISIC is a gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local and international sources. More...
Rural Information Center (RIC)
RIC provides information services for rural communities, officials, organizations and citizens. More...