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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:
    1. Description of geographic area including map.
    2. 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.
    3. How changes in agricultural policies and/or regulations have affected practices and decisions.
    4. 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:

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

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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