California Agriculture Help
Search and Advanced Search
The California Agriculture journal Web site makes use of both XML templates (which can dynamically generate pages in HTML or other forms) and searchable PDFs (having a text layer).
Article search from 1990 to the present: You can search the full-text of each article from this period. You can also filter results according to author last name, words in the text, date, research or news category, abstract only or references only. In the future, we will offer search by keyword.
This is possible because we have posted XML metadata as well as XML full-text of every article. The search will look for word matches in the field of choice (author, title, text) for the period, and according to the research or news category.
Articles from 1946 to 1989: You can search the full text of every article because every PDF has a text layer. In addition, you can search XML metadata, by words in the article title, author last name, publication information (volume, number, page) and abstract.
We list all results in reverse chronological order. Eight results show per page.
The metadata for each aticle includes article title, author name, abstract, author affiliations, and the date of publication.
All results are listed in reverse chronological order. On the results page, you can select how many results to show per page, from 10 to 100.
Research versus News categories: The Research category includes all peer-reviewed original research and review articles. Because sidebars are peer-reviewed, but do not report a body of original data, they appear in the research section denoted Sidebar.
The News category includes editorials, letters, science briefs and all research news or Outlook articles. Research news stories create a meaningful context for current or past peer-reviewed research. This section offers “fast reads” to those who are scanning an issue. News stories do not report detailed original data. They are reviewed by faculty sources for accuracy, but they are not peer-reviewed.
This feature randomly draws articles from three periods of time: 1 to 20 years ago, 21 to 42 years ago, and 43 to 63 years ago. If you see something of interest, go to it! Each group of links will disappear as soon as you refresh the page.
My Folder is your tool for building custom collections of articles for off-line reading and research.
To add an article to My Folder click the "My Folder" button in the Issue Index, or click "Add this article to your binder" in the right-hand Menu on an Article Page. The button will become a red button with the word "Remove." You can remove articles from My Folder by clicking the "Remove" button
To view the contents of your Folder, click "View My Folder (x Articles)" in the right hand Menu.
Saving your Folder
To download PDF files of the articles you have added to My Folder, click "Create Zip file of your folder". This may take a while, depending on the number of files you're adding. When the "Get the Zip File now!" link shows up, click it and save the file to your local hard drive — it will download to the default download directory, or you can target it to a specific directory by right-clicking (or holding down the Ctrl button on Macintosh) and choosing Save As...