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AGRICOLA Has Been Re-scoped
New Indexing Policy in Effect as of January 1, 2007

The National Agricultural Library has completed the process of re-scoping the AGRICOLA Index and has published its list of titles recommended for indexing in 2007. The decision to re-scope was necessary because our appropriated resources were not sufficient to keep the AGRICOLA Index current and permit us to increase the number of items indexed.

The over-arching goal of the re-scoping of AGRICOLA was to create a sustainable index that filled a unique niche. Specifically, the re-scoped Index will better serve NALís current customers by offering more links to full-text articles and by avoiding duplication with other abstracting and indexing services.

In order to achieve these goals, it was determined that publications indexed in AGRICOLA must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. be a U.S. Department of Agriculture publication or contain articles or chapters authored by USDA personnel;
  2. support NALís Information Centers;
  3. contain articles or chapters on core agricultural topics, written in the English language;
  4. not be indexed by any other abstracting and indexing service.

The 2007 list of publications indexed in AGRICOLA may be found here.

Indexing requests should be submitted here via e-mail.

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