Riverine wetlands in northwest IowaThis page contains links to online databases that may be related to water and agriculture. These databases contain such information as bibliographic citations, current research, streamflow data, species information, and chemical and toxicology data. For information on water-related bibliographic databases available to USDA employees, see WAIC's Water Quality Information on DigiTop page.

USDA, National Agricultural Library

"Ag Data Commons (ADC) provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research. We are a centralized repository for data already on the web, as well as for new data being published for the first time. While compliance with the U.S. Federal public access and open data directives is important, we aim to surpass them. Our goal is that ADC will foster innovative data re-use, integration, and visualization to support bigger, better science and policy."


Database of agricultural information resources, including information on water.

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

"A free online resource devoted to freshwater aquatic and wetland plants, as well as terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants. The database includes annotated citations for more than 65,000 research articles, books and reports about plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control. Items in many languages dating back to the 18th century are in this inclusive database."

UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

"The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) global information system of water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. The objective of AQUASTAT is to provide users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition."

Environmental Protection Agency

"BEACON is EPA's application to make state beach advisory and closing data available to the public. EPA created BEACON to meet the Agency's Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act requirements. The BEACH Act (section 406(e)) requires EPA to make a national coastal recreation water pollution occurrence database, which contains state reported beach monitoring and notification data available to the public by electronic means."

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

"Retrieval system which provides access to aquatic bioassessment data (biological community and physical habitat data) collected by USGS scientists from stream ecosystems across the nation."

CambridgeSoft Corporation.

A chemical database that provides physical property data and 2D chemical structures; also gives access to " the largest single list of chemical information sites (by at least double the size of the next-largest) that we [ChemFinder] are aware of."