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ENVST 3280: Organic Gardening & Sustainable Agriculture: Books & Journals

An information guide to find information resources about organic gardening and the Edible Campus Gardens program at the University of Utah.

Research Tips


The Library Catalog shows you what books, ebooks and other resources the library has. 

If the library doesn't have what you want, you can request Interlibrary loan from another library or ask for the Marriott Library to buy a copy.

Strategy to find Books

Strategy to find Scholarly Articles

Use Marriott Library article databases and/or  Google Scholar to find scholarly articles.

Use Interlibrary Loan if the library doesn't have the article you need.

You can get Off Campus Access to online resources from campus libraries.

Background Information

Special encyclopedias are a good way to find an overview and context for your research.

Keyword Searching

Use the most specific keywords you can think of to describe what you want to find.

Use relevant jargon and phrases from your reading. 

  • Green Revolution
  • Food Supply
  • Organic Farming
  • Transgenic Organisms
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food Security
  • Farms, Small
  • Pesticides
  • Slow Food
  • Locavores
  • Urban Agriculture
  • No-till farming
  • Monoculture
  • Heritage Breeds
  • Fair Trade
  • etc...

Organic Gardening Books

Use keywords to find information in the library catalog and other databases.

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