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National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is one of five national libraries of the United States.  It houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

Happy National Egg Month

Celebrate National Egg month by learning about egg safety. Explore the Library's Salmonella resources on the Bacterial Pathogens, Viruses, and Foodborne Illness webpage.

Online Resources


Search citations from two agricultural science databases: indexed journal articles and the NAL catalog.


Find full-text articles and citations to peer-reviewed journal articles in the agricultural sciences.

Ag Data Commons

Access open data relevant to agricultural research.

Digital Collections

Explore NAL collection materials available in digital format.

NAL Thesaurus

Browse an online vocabulary tool of agricultural terms in English and Spanish.

Invasive Species

Learn about invasive species that threaten the United States.

Uncover reliable resources on food, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.

LCA Commons

Find Federal life cycle assessment data, research, and information systems.

Staff Picks

Spring Recipes

Green spring salad with edible flowers with a side of lemon vinaigrette

Find healthy recipes from federal government and Cooperative Extension sites in this recipe collection on

Climate Change and Invasive Species

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) brings together current resources to help you understand the intersection of climate and invasive animals and plants.

NAL's Internet Archive Collection

Find digitized materials from NAL's collections including seed trade catalogs, USDA agency publications, and special agricultural topics.