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The OARDC Library invites you to take part in a 30 day unlimited access trial of

CABI’s Crop Protection Compendium

What: More than an article database. The Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) is an encyclopedic resource that brings together a wide range of science-based information on all aspects of crop protection, compiling detailed datasheets on pests, diseases, weeds, host crops, and natural enemies. 

Who:  The CPC is useful to anyone who works, researches, or teaches about crop protection:

  •          Lecturers and students
  •          Researchers
  •          Plant breeders
  •          Entomologists
  •          Plant pathologists
  •          Nematologists
  •          Weed specialists 
  •          Extension educators
  •          Crop managers
  •          Crop protection practitioners
  •          Those in the seed and biotechnology industry
  •          Policy makers

More Details: Available to Ohio State users on all OSU Campuses.

The OARDC Library is considering purchasing a license for this resource. If it sounds useful, please be sure to check it out before the trial expires (5/16/18).


OARDC Library

The library is located in Fisher Auditorium down the hall from the classroom.   

Reservable study carrels

Need a quite place to study? Contact Laura to reserve a library study carrel.

Public computer work stations

Six public workstations offer access  to library resources and specialty software including Matlab, IBM SPSS, Minitab, SAS, SigmaPlot, ArcGIS, Python, Refworks, Google Earth, and Photoshop. As a courtesy, the library provides free color copying and printing to those in the OARDC community

Collaboration Station

Bring your laptop and a friend. The library’s collaborative workstation lets you project your laptop’s content onto large dual monitors for pain-free group work.

Enlow Conference Room


  • Teaching and presentation station and software
  • Polycom and other connectivity software allowing users to connect to Columbus or other outside partners
  • Flexible seating for eight
  • Two whiteboards

Coffee Station

Stay alert and focused with a fresh cup of hot coffee from the library’s Keurig station. Bring your own k-cups or tea bags (the free option) or purchase coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the library’s user funded supply ($.60/cup).

Microforms Room with Scanning Station

The library’s microform reader has the ability to read both microfilm and microfiche, as well as print black and white copies free of charge. In addition to the microform reader, quality document and flatbed photo/slide scanners (Epson DS-6500 and V600) are also available for use.

OARDC Librarian

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Gwen Short
OARDC Library
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster OH 44691

Library Associate

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Laura Applegate