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Agriculture, policy and development: E-resources

A guide to finding information in agriculture, policy and development. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Search Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.

Key databases for finding journal articles

Other useful resources

Sources for statistics

Accessing e-resources

When accessing Library e-resources, especially when you are off-campus, you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft.

Just enter your University username followed by @student.reading.ac.uk (e.g. ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk) and your password.

If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:

Terms of Use

When you use our e-resources you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please take a moment to look at these by following the link below:

Videos: doing your literature search

This playlist of three videos shows you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and their role. The second video covers using the search operators AND and OR to create a search statement, whilst the third one explains the role of wildcards and truncation in constructing a comprehensive search. This information is also available in written guides - see the links below.