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A to Z World Culture (World Trade Press)Login Required
New Encyclopedia Information Maps

Provides information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. World Trade Press is a publishing and information products company dedicated to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. 

Academic OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
Agricola (via USDA)
Articles Website
AGRICOLA is a bibliographic database consisting of literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture. This extensive database provides selective worldwide coverage of primary information sources in agriculture and related fields. CONTACT A LIBRARIAN when you find an article. We can locate it for you for free.
Agricultural Statistics
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the USDA, this e-resource is published each year to meet the diverse need for reliable information on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Contains editions from 1994 to present.
Agriculture Collection [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Agriculture Collection provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Agriculture Journals & News (Agriculture Science Database - Proquest)Login Required
Articles
Now called Agriculture Database, this resource includes the leading agricultural journals published in North America including the agriculture-related topics: Animal and veterinary sciences,Plant sciences,Forestry, Aquaculture and fisheries, Farming and farming systems, Agricultural economics, & Food and human nutrition. Part of Proquest Central database.
Agroecology Class Guide - (W. Rose)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A library guide to aid in agroecology research.
Agronomy Journal
Articles

From the American Society of Agronomy, The journal publishes contributions under the headings of (i) Original Research, (ii) Reviews and Interpretation, (iii) Contributions to the Forum, (iv) Letters to the Editor, and (v) Book Reviews. See Serials Solution Journal Lookup to find archived issues.

Agronomy Journal Style Guide
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
Writing and citation style guide in the Agronomy Journal style.
American Horse Council
Website
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, DC, the American Horse Council works daily to represent your equine interests and opportunities.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Articles Website
Association for veterinarians. Includes PDF links to their online journals (JAVMA & AJVR).
Beef Industry Statistics (National Cattlemen's Beef Association)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Current beef industry statistics and links to other beef industry issues.
Bplans.com - Standard Business Plan Outline
Website
This article explains and outlines a typical business plan.
Bplans.com - Sample Business Plans
Website
Around 60 business plan samples. Company sells plans, so you can only see these samples for free. The 500 others will cost you.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Business Source Complete (Includes Premier--Ebsco)Login Required
Articles
(via EbscoHost) With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.
CQ ResearcherLogin Required
Articles Newspaper

Provided by the Wyoming State Library, CQ Researcher is noted for its award-winning in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
ChemIDplus (National Library of Medicine)
Government Website
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site is used to locate & identify a chemical or drug's toxicity, physical properites, molecular weight, etc.
Copyright & Intellectual Property Law
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA Government Website

Let’s face it. Intellectual property law can be confusing, even overwhelming. That’s why the Wyoming State Library's State Publications Librarian Karen Kitchens put together the list of resources below. Open or download these helpful items for basic information about patent, trademark, and copyright law. Please remember that these guides provide a very basic overview. Always consult an attorney for legal assistance.

Country Information-USDS-Bureau of Consular Affairs
Government Website

We provide safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of travel. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you. Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you. You will also find the address and phone number of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Take those with you in case of an emergency.

Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Crop Protection Compendium (CABI)Login Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
Includes, but not limited to, pests, diseases, weeds, crops, natural enemy species, pesticides, trade production and images.
Culturegrams (Off Campus Access Only- Not available on NWC Campus)
Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures

As a Wyoming library card holder (and NWC card holder) you have access to Culture Grams from off campus. Access is not provided through the college's IPs. Try from home. Provided by the University of Wyoming through the Wyoming State Library, Culture Grams provides demographic, political, economic, climate, and social statistical information and maps about world countries, states, and Canadian provinces. Scroll down to Culturegrams and login with your NWC Library Card and PIN.

Data.Gov (U.S. Government data & statistics)
Government Website

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Developing Countries - Data (World Bank)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
World Bank (www.worldbank.org) provides data on countries around the world. Find developing countries under "income" levels.
E-Book Central (Proquest)Login Required
E-Book

This ebook collection from Proquest compliments EBSCO ebooks. You may need to search both collections.  Provided by the University of Wyoming Library.

Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
Embassy.org
Directories / Phone Books Website
A resource of and for the Washington, D.C. foreign embassy community.
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) -- EPA.govLogin Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that U.S. federal agencies or anyone receiving federal funding prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. Almost all developments, such as roads, houses and airports, have an impact on the environment. In recent years, EISs have looked increasingly at biodiversity. Most EIS documents will include a description of major habitats and a list of the plant and animal species present. They also pay particular attention to the presence of threatened species. Where the effects are considered significantly harmful to threatened species, an additional document, the Species Impact Statement (SIS), may also be prepared.
Environmental Studies [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Gale's Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Equine Information Gateway
Website
The Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. The mission of the Gluck Center is scientific discovery, education and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and well-being of horses.
FAO Country Profiles
Biographies Government
FAO member country profiles are compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. For country specific agricultural systems, look at FAO Farming Systems
FAOSTAT (Food & Agriculture Statistics)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
FDLP Guide: Natural Disasters & General Preparedness
Government

Government resources for preparedness and response.

FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
Films on Demand: Master Academic CollectionLogin Required
Movies/Films
Academic Collection by Infobase of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes.
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Government
FEIS provides up-to-date information [literature reviews and summaries with complete bibliographies] about fire effects on plants, lichens, and animals. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Ebooks (Was Gale Reference or GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

General OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Global Issues in ContextLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures

From Gale, this database provides perspectives on International news, events, health, business, foreign conflict, science, society, politics, women and family and other issues as well as maps, history and other tools.

Greenfile (Ebsco)Login Required
Articles
From EBSCO, Greenfile offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Grzimek's Animal Life OnlineLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information

Note: You may access Grzimek's through Gale Reference (GVRL). In advanced search under "publication title" enter "Grzimek's." This is the standard, premier animal encyclopedia that includes ancillary topics such as biomes, endangered species, prehistoric animals, etc. and media additions (interactive maps, photos, video and audio tracks).

JSTORLogin Required
Articles
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
JoVE Education UnlimitedLogin Required
Articles Website

JoVE (Journal of Visual Education) is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education.  Scientists, educators and students at universities, colleges, hospitals and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide use JoVE for their research, teaching and learning.

KanopyLogin Required
Movies/Films

A video streaming service for adults and children. Kanopy provides educational, entertaining, and enriching films.

NOTE: You will be prompted to make a free account using either your NWC login and password or a user/pass of your choice. 

IF YOU ARE OFF CAMPUS: Once you are at Kanopy's website, they will ask you to login with your NWC user/pass.  Then you will login with your personal Kanopy login.

(Library note: Kanopy link does not go behind proxy link.)

MasterFILE CompleteLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Material Safety Data Sheets
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Information provided by Sigma-Aldrich, this site provides chemical safety information, manufacturer's original MSDS labels, etc.
Merck Veterinary Manual
E-Book Website
By Merck & Co. NOTE: This online version is the previous version of the current print manual. May have out-dated information.
Montana Department of Agriculture
Website
The Montana Department of Agriculture provides regulatory services to protect agricultural producers, consumers and the environment, Development programs aim to promote agricultural markets, businesses and infrastructure.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Images
Images Website
Search this image archive from the NCWHM Dickinson Research Center. Images include city & town life in the west; cowboys and cowgirls and their associations with cattle branding and herding, ranches, rodeos, westerns, and wild west shows; firearms including handguns and rifles; frontier & pioneer life; hunting, especially big game hunting in the west; Indians of North America, especially cultures of the west, southwest, northwest, plains and plateau; military culture, more specifically, military life, personnel, and uniforms in the west; Native American Fine Art (contemporary and historical); rodeos, especially its personalities (African Americans, clowns, cowboys, cowgirls, Native Americans, photographers, and producers), venues (frontier days, ranch rodeos, Soldier Field, stampedes) and events (bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, specialty acts, steer riding, steer roping, steer wrestling [bulldogging], trick riding, trick roping, and wrecks); western fine art (contemporary and historical); and western popular culture including westerns, western actors, entertainment, performers and Wild West shows.
National Geographic Virtual Library [Gale]Login Required
Articles Images

Gale Databases

As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

Nature Online (Access Provided through Serials Locator)Login Required
Articles

Nature (London) is accessed through a variety of library databases. Most have a one year embargo; however, the current year is indexed and articles may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Old Farmer's Almanac
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Predicts everything you need to know, plus includes useful information.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Scholarly-level information on all subjects in a variety of formats: Overview pages, subject resources, timelines, quotations, specific dictionaries, and bilingual disctionaries.
PLOS One (Open access Science & Medicine)
Articles Website
PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Publications include Biology, Medicine, Computational Biology, Genetics, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens, and Current Events (Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc.) Note: Some content may not be fully peer-reviewed.
Popular Magazines [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries".

Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest One AcademicLogin Required
Articles

Includes Proquest Central. Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. ProQuest Central is now part of ProQuest One Academic. The largest collection of full text articles available to libraries. ProQuest covers more than 150 subject areas and has full text coverage of the Wall Street Journal and L.A. Times.

Research Library: Science & Technology (Proquest)Login Required
Articles E-Book

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels.

SBCDNet Business Plans & Templates
Website
A clearinghouse of information of interest to small businesses. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration of the U.S. Government, this link provides many sample business plans and templates as well as other information.
Sci-News newspaper
Newspaper

An online newspaper featuring current science-related news.

Science Database (Proquest)Login Required
Articles

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.

Science Direct: College EditionLogin Required
Articles E-Book
From Elsevier, provides peer-reviewed journals, books, handbooks, & reference books covering scientific, social science, medical and technical information. Sci Direct also has ebooks on Human Health and Veterinary Medicine. Check mark "books" and uncheck "journals" when searching.
Science.gov
Government Website
FirstGov for Science. A portal to locate a vast number of scientific websites. Search for discipline areas such as Soils, Plants, Weed & Pest, Meteorology, Civil Engineers, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Computers, Communication, etc.
Seafood Health Facts (& Harvest information)
Website
A joint project of Oregon State University, Cornell University, the Universities of Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida & California and the Community Seafood Initiative. This site is designed to be a comprehensive resource on seafood products for healthcare providers and practitioners and their patients. It is also intended to be a resource for consumers to obtain objective information on seafood products.
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
The Horse - Online version of the magazine
Articles Website
This online version of The Horse provides a smaller selection of articles in equine health care. The website provides other useful information.
U.S. Department of State: Country Background Notes
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Country Fact Sheets
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
Government
USDA NASS Census of Agriculture: Wyoming State & County Profiles
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Query the Census of Agriculture database to retrieve customized tables with census data at the national, state and county levels.
USDA Plants Database (USDA-NRCS)
Encyclopedia Information Government Website
From the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Distribuition maps, images, keys, profiles for crops, cultivars, and native plants.
Water Resources Data System
Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
(WRDS) Wyoming hydrological and climatological data plus a water resources library.
Wolfram|Alpha - a computational knowledge engine
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website Tools
A specialized search engine, WOLFRAM|ALPHA uses built-in knowledge curated by human experts to compute on the fly a specific answer to every query. Accepts plain English. Ask questions, find & use calulators & formulas. Graphs and statistics are provided with answers. Includes background information, definitions & links. Mobile & Course Apps to purchase
WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Tools
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Wyoming Climate Atlas (eBook on Wyoming Resources Data System site from University of Wyoming)
E-Book Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
This e-book, written by Jan Curtis & Kate Grimes, is part of the Water Resources Data System produced by the University of Wyoming.
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Website
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.
Wyoming Game & Fish Dept. - Wildlife & Habitat Information
Website
The Wyoming G&F portal to their Wildlife & Habitat information, reports, and projects. You can search by wildlife species and habitat issues: grazing, energy development, etc. Also find hunting and legal information through this access link as well as geospatial data.
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Encyclopedia Information Website
From the University of Wyoming, WYNDD offers the most complete source of data for species and vegetation communities of conservation concern in Wyoming.
Wyoming State Publications (Wyoming State Library)
Website

This database contains Wyoming government agency documents and federal publications concerning the State of Wyoming. You'll find budget requests, agency reports, and more.

Wyoming Trademarks (From the Wyoming State Library)
Website

Welcome to the Wyoming Trademarks database which catalogs Wyoming trademarks, both current and archived, issued since 1881. Physical records are located at the Wyoming Secretary of State (current trademarks) and the Wyoming State Archives (archived trademarks).

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