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Agriculture, Geosciences, Natural Resources

Articles, USDA info, books, encyclopedias, video, and other resources for students in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, & Natural Resources.

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Ways to Reduce Textbook Costs

  • Use several open materials in combination
  • Require shorter and cheaper readings, such as novels or ebook chapters
  • Place books on reserve (reserves can be from the library collection or your own personal collection)
  • Request library book or ebook purchases for course readings
    • Some purchased ebooks offer unlimited concurrent access where all students can read the book at the same time. Others only provide access to one person at a time. Contact us and we can help you figure out which is which. 
  • Use a variety of sources
    • Peer reviewed articles
    • News
    • Websites
    • Government documents publications (the US government publishes many reports, books, and articles)
    • Videos
    • Extension publications

Open Agriculture Textbooks