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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.

Zea mays L. | Maize | Corn: Its Science, Culture, and Cuisine

Join NAL on July 26th for the second of three webinars exploring the history and culture of corn and maize.

Online Resources

AGRICOLA

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

PubAg

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.

Nutrition.gov

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

Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs

The collection consists of over 200,000 American and foreign catalogs, with the earliest dating from the late 1700s.

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.