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Research Tools


Over 5 million records encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines and covers current literature to printed works as far back as the 15th century.

Ag Data Commons

A data catalog and repository helping the agricultural research community share and discover USDA-funded research data and meet Federal open access requirements.


Contains full-text articles and citations to peer-reviewed journal articles in the agricultural sciences with links to sources for full-text access, when available.

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT)

NALT 2022 is a state-of-the-art multischeme concept space with added structural features for enhanced scalability and machine readability.

Federal LCA Commons

LCA Commons is a central point of access to a collection of data repositories for use in Life Cycle Assessment.

Manuscript Collections Search

Guides to historical materials associated with the USDA and agricultural organizations. 

FoodData Central

Search for food terms to find expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.

Food Safety Research Projects Database

Locate food safety projects funded by federal, non-federal, private, and non-profit food safety organizations.

i5k Workspace@NAL

A platform for communities around ‘orphaned’ arthropod genome projects to access, visualize, curate and disseminate their data.

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical databases

Databases facilitate in-depth plant, chemical, bioactivity, and ethnobotany searches using scientific or common names.

NAL GeoData

A catalog of location-based agricultural research data, imagery, research location context, and more.