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ready National Agricultural Library Thesaurus

Abbreviation: NALT

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The National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT) is an online vocabulary of agricultural terms in English and Spanish. The Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary were first released by the National Agricultural Library in 2002. In 2007, NAL and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) collaborated to develop the Spanish version of the NAL Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary, named Tesauro Agricola y Glosario. The thesaurus is primarily used for indexing and for improving retrieval of agricultural information. The subject scope of agriculture is broadly defined in the thesaurus, and includes terminology in the supporting biological, physical and social sciences. Biological nomenclature comprises a majority of the terms in the thesaurus, with political geography mainly described at the country level.

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Ag Data Commons
The Ag Data Commons is a public, government, scientific research data catalog and repository available to help the agricultural research community share and discover research data funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and meet Federal open access requirements. Ag Data Commons holds data files managed directly by NAL and also links to datasets and resources located on other websites. The Ag Data Commons provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research and related domains. These may include subjects such as agronomy, genomics, hydrology, soils, agro-ecosystems, sustainability science, and economic statistics. Ag Data Commons was created to foster innovative data re-use, integration, and visualization to support bigger, better science and policy.

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