Access to Extension and Experiment Station Publications
- E-answers — a searchable Web site that provides research-based information on a wide range of Extension subjects, including: agriculture, forestry, fishing, family/consumer issues, lawn and garden, child development, 4-H/youth, environment, public policy, economics, water quality and communities. Publications from over 30 states are available.
- Journal of Extension (JOE) — 1970 - present. JOE is the official refereed journal of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System. It seeks to expand and update the research and knowledge base for Extension professionals and other adult educators to improve their effectiveness.
- PlantFacts — horticulture and crop science information from 46 different colleges, universities, and government institutions across the United States and Canada. This searchable site run by the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University provides access to over 260,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and bulletins from every land-grant university in the U.S. and several government institutions across Canada. Try this resource even for non-plant research queries as their "plant" filter is porous.
- Extension Information about Alternatives — links to Extension Guidesheets prepared by extension agents around the country, organized by topic. Provided by the Missouri Alternatives Center and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
- Extension Forestry — "Best Extension Forestry Sites in the US" compiled by About.com, which provides links to many state sites which include publications.
- Tropical Agriculture: PEOPLE (Portable Extension Office for Program Literature Exchange) — from the University of Guam links to full-text documents on topics related to tropical agriculture.
- Publications & Videos Across the States — alphabetical list of states, with links extension publication catalogs and full-text documents. Compiled by Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, but listing resources for most states.
Resources not included in site above:
- Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) Publications — This site provides access to full-text of Colorado State University-CAES annual reports, technical bulletins, and technical reports.
- Florida Agricultural History and Rural Life — the period of early agricultural development from the turn of the century to its modern changes (1820-1945) and the early development of engineered solutions to Florida's needs (1933-1970s) is documented in this collection. Included are a bibliography, full-text copies of Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) , Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) , and University of Florida Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station (EIES) publications (not all series have been converted, but will become available over time), and photographs.
- Kentucky: Online Publications — This site provides a search engine for numbered-series documents published by the UK Cooperative Extension Service and the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
- Kansas: Historic Publications of the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station — publications printed from 1888 to 1945 (a series of Bulletins, Circulars, Annual Reports, etc.) have been converted to full-text Acrobat format.
- Hawaii: CTAHR Databases and other Information Sources. (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources — searchable databases of University of Hawaii theses and dissertations in agriculture, journal series, and extension and research publications with links to PDF files when available.
- Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture — full-text newsletter, reports, and factsheets
- Texas: Extension Information Resources Index — full-text publications by Texas A&M University organized by broad category.
About or for Extension:
- eXtension— this collaborative effort provides systems to deliver interactive education and publications online. The eXtension initiative is led by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) as part of the move to advance the science outreach of land-grant colleges and universities to the people of the states they serve.