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Your Agricultural Studies 1000 Term Paper
Decide on an appropriate topic related to
the history or evolution of agriculture.
Your paper should contain:
Description of geographic area including map.
Explanations of major changes or improvements to land area, cropping and/or animal practices, management systems over the time period considered. If you choose to write about the history of agriculture in a district, province or country you should include census-type data.
How changes in agricultural policies and/or regulations have affected practices and decisions.
Critical analysis of how the geographic area considered has has grown and prospered over time.
Use the Library's discovery tools (e.g., Summon search, journal article databases, Library catalogue, etc.) to locate scholarly/refereed materials.
Employ a standard bibliographic referencing system (e.g., APA).
Find Background Information on Agricultural Topics and Concepts:
Background information from a selection of electronic reference sources (e.g., encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.). E.g.,
from Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century.
Find Books & E-Books & Government Reports Related to Agriculture:
Use either SUMMON or the Library catalogue search from the
Library home page. Combine keywords to search for local history books. Examples:
Find Scholarly Journal Articles on Topics Relevant to Agriculture
Academic Search Complete
Access peer-reviewed full text for multidisciplinary research topics -- including agriculture-related topics. Example searches: Alberta AND cattle AND history; irrigation AND southern Alberta
Search scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Find Government Surveys & Statistics (Including Census of Agriculture):
Southern Alberta Census Divisions & Subdivisions:
Census Division 1: Cypress County; Forty Mile County No. 8;
Census Division 2: Warner County No. 5; Lethbridge County; Taber; Newell County;
Census Division 3: Cardston County; Pincher Creek No. 9; Willow Creek No. 26.
Farm and Farm Operator Data (Statistics):
There are 47 "
Farm and Farm Operator Data" tables Sort by Geography using "Census Agricultural Region", "Census Division" or "Census Subdivision" to view statistics for your area of interest.
Historical Farm and Farm Operator Data (Statistics):
There 17 "
Historical Data" tables which show trends over time from as early as 1921 Sort by Geography to display Canada as a whole or individual provinces.
Find Maps & Map-related Sources:
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