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Guide to Agriculture Research in the Cal Poly Library: covers Animal Science, Agribusiness & Food Industry Management, Agricultural Education, Food Science, Human Nutrition and Plant Science.

Welcome to this guide

farm animalWelcome! This guide supports most of the Majors in Agriculture: Animal Science, Agribusiness & Food Industry Management, Agricultural Education, Food Science, Human Nutrition, and Plant Science. Many of the resources featured here require that you login with your BroncoName and BroncoPassword. Apparel Merchandising majors have separate and additional guides.

Why Use the Library?

Why use the Library when everything is on the web for free? Well, everything is not on the web, and everything on the web is not free.

Your professors will expect you to use academic resources such as books and journals. Most of our journals and many of our books are now available electronically. And we have over 100 databases to help you find information for your projects and research. But most of our ejournals, ebooks, and databases can't be found with Google and other search engines.

Take advantage of the expensive resources available to you. Start your research at the Library!

Fall 2021 - Library Events & Workshops

Library events and workshops throughout the semester are shown below. We hope you can join us!

Click on a calendar event to learn more! -- Or visit the Library Calendar's main page to browse events as a list!


Ag & Sci Librarian

Freda Lin
University Library

Email Me

Or call (909) 979-5689

Fall 2021 office hours:

Zoom with me Mondays 10-11:30 am, or Tuesdays 10-11:30 am. You can also make an appointment in CPP Connect, or by filling out this form. Or you can chat with me online when the button below says "Chat with Freda")


Live Chat - Available 24/7 - Library and Research Help

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Did you know? With Library Chat, you can also get research help from an online librarian, 24/7!