Accessing Food Security Group Publications
Downloading From the MSU Site
Any publication whose title is underlined in one of the FS III publications
lists may be downloaded by clicking the underlined title. Most publications
are provided in one of two formats:
- PDF format, which can be read and printed using the Adobe Acrobat
Reader software available free from the Adobe
site. Note that PDF files prepared from scanned documents
tend to be large and slow to download via modem. For papers in the
MSU International Development Paper series, the size of each PDF file
appears in parentheses after the title. Most of these papers are formatted
for 8.5 x 11 paper. If you must print them on A4 paper, see these instructions.
- PPT format, which can be read using the Microsoft PowerPoint software.
Downloading From Other Web Sites
- MSU Department of Agricultural Economics Staff Papers and M.S.
Plan B Papers: May be downloaded from the Ag
Econ Search site maintained by the University of Minnesota. The
site may be searched by author, title, or keyword.
- Journal articles: The full text of journal articles, especially
within the last 5-10 years, can often be downloaded without charge
by those with paid subscriptions or authorized access, such as:
- MSU faculty, staff, and students connecting to MSU Libraries Electronic
Resources from campus or remotely using a proxy server;
- Students and researchers in qualifying not-for-profit institutions
in eligible developing countries, for whom free access can be
arranged to some 400 scientific journals through AGORA (Access
to Global Online Research in Agriculture). (Requires registration
Ph.D. and M.S. Theses
Paper or microform copies may be ordered from UMI.
Ordering MSU Papers (Hard Copies) From USAID
MSU International Development Papers (IDP), International Development
Working Papers (IDWP), and IDP Reprint Papers (RP) may be obtained through
USAID's Center for Development Information and Evaluation (CDIE). This
includes papers published before 1993 (IDP numbers 1-11, IDWP numbers
1-38, and RP numbers 1-31).
Where applicable, the CDIE reference numbers necessary to order the
full document in paper or microfiche form from the USAID Development
Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) are included with the citations. Send
your request (by E-mail, Fax, Phone, or In-person) --with the correct
CDIE reference number--directly to the DEC:
If you cannot provide the CDIE reference number for the publication
you wish to order, contact the USAID Library, who will supply you with
the complete order information:
Documents are provided to USAID employees without charge. Others are required
to pay reproduction and mailing/handling costs. Current prices may be obtained
by contacting the Document Distribution Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or by searching the Development Experience System (DEXS) available through
the DEC's web site http://www.dec.usaid.org A
limited number of microfiche copies are provided without charge to LDC institutions.
Food Security III Cooperative Agreement between US Agency for International
Development, EGAT/AG Bureau cooperating closely with Africa/SD Bureau,
and MSU Department of Agricultural Economics.
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