identifying :: information providers
are many ways to locate information providers. The following list is suggested
as a tool for a beginning. You will find out more on your own in the future.
1. Professional society
you want to find a professional society that is suitable for your research
a society specifically for plant sciences, you can go to
you want to find an agency that may possibly publish some information
in your research area, go to
3. Experts in the subject areas
subject experts publish research results, field reports, circular etc.
and many are indexed in agriculture related database (e.g Agricola). Subject
databases index individual articles published by experts.
4. Oregon Department of Agriculture
you are looking for information about agriculture in Oregon, you can go to
5. Commercial sites
you want to find a company that might be producing products that are related
to your research, you can get a list of companies in agriculture business
directories. Large corporations have their own Research & Development
departments, and may publish research in areas of your interest. They
usually patent their products. Patent documents are thorough and precise,
so you may be able to find some design desciptions, illustrations etc.
about the products.
Note: Patent searching is not simple. Whenever in doubt, ask for help from librarians.
is a list for agriculture business: extension service are also included.