The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report: Appendix A

 
 
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 Searches done for SQI Literature Project | Appendix A-2
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Searches Done for SQI Literature Project (between September and December 2003)
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AGRICOLA (10 years retrospective)
CAB ABSTRACTS (10 years retrospective)
SCISEARCH - SCIENCE CITATION INDEX

NEOS/UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA LIBRARY CATALOGUE
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY LIBRARY CATALOGUE
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE LIBRARY CATALOGUE
THE ALBERTA LIBRARY - CONSORTIUM CATALOGUE
ALBERTA AGRICULTURE, FOOD & RURAL DEVELOPMENT CATALOGUE/HOLDINGS
ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT CATALOGUE/HOLDINGS
AGRICULTURE CANADA LIBRARY, VIA CISTI-CAL
UNITED STATES DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE'S USDA-ARS TEKTRAN search
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CANADA / Canadian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information CISTI
U. S. NATIONAL AGRICULTURE LIBRARY -- NAL CATALOGUE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUE

INTERNET: ASKJEEVES, GOOGLE, MSN search engines
www AGENCIES' PUBLICATIONS: FAO, OECD, WORLD BANK
AAFRD, USDA-ARS, NRCS, Soil Tilth Laboratory --STL, Soil Quality Institute
Universities' websites: California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Other Countries coverage:
      Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
      Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, United Kingdom
      Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico
      China, Phillipines, India, Iraq, Pakistan
(The following databases could also be added to project searching, given further research/time; or if more international leads to SQI foreign-language publications and grey literature is needed:)

AGRIS INTERNATIONAL
BIOSIS
CONFERENCE PAPERS INDEX
EI COMPENDEX
ELSEVIER BIOBASE
ENVIRONMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
EMBASE
ENVIROLINE
LIFE SCIENCES
PAIS
PASCAL

Appendix A-2

AGRICOLA - Search History

Search History September 5, 2003 (clh)
* #6 #5 not #1 (60 records) [saved]
#5 'soil index* ' or 'soil indices' (66 records) [saved]
#4 soil* and (index* or indices) (6278 records)****[could explore further....]
#3 soil* qual* (590 records)
* #2 (SOIL-HEALTH) or (SOIL-QUALITY) or (SOIL-QUALITY-ASSESSMENT) or (SOIL-QUALITY-CLASSIFICATION) or (SOIL-QUALITY-INDEX) or (SOIL-QUALITY-INDEXES) or (SOIL-QUALITY-INDICATORS) (49 records) [saved]
#1 soil* qual* and (index* or indices) (66 records) [saved]

Search History October 18, 2003 (clh)
* #2 'Doran-JW' in AU (64 records) [saved]
#1 ((AU=Doran) in AU,CA) and (English in la) (172 records)

Search History December 01, 2003 (clh)
* #3 (rangeland* or 'range land*') and #1 (1 record) [saved]
#2 (riparian or catchment) and #1 (1 record) [saved]
#1 'soil quality' and assessment (76 records) [saved]

Search History December 01, 2003 (clh)
* #7 #5 and #2 (62 records) [saved]
#6 #2 and #5 (62 records)
#5 #4 and soil* (538 records)
#4 rangeland* or 'range land*' (2957 records)
#3 #1 and #2 (71 records) [saved]
#2 quality or assessment* (61420 records)
#1 riparian and soil* (328 records)

Search History December 02, 2003 (clh)
* #2 'soil quality' and German in LA (0 records)
#1 (('soil quality') in DE,ID) and (German in la) (0 records)
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SCIENCE CITATION INDEX - Search History

Some experts pursuing SQI research are John Doran and Susan Andrews of the USDA-ARS, Julian Dumanski for the World Bank.ONE SEARCH IN SCIENCE CITATION INDEX should get the majority of those interested in SQIndexing:

Who has been citing the article below? Published 1994 (work done in 1992).

Defining and assessing soil quality / by Doran, John W. and Parkin, T. B., Pages 3-22 IN: SSSA Special Publication no.35 entitled: Defining soil quality for a sustainable environment / edited by Doran, J. W.//Coleman, D. C.//Bezdicek, D. F//Stewart, B. A. Soil Science Society of America, Inc. “

OCT 01 '03 03:47 SEARCHED DATABASE = Science Citation Index-EXPANDED;

Timespan=l992-2003 Results (Articles 1 - 40+30)

Cited Reference Search Results-Summary, October 1, 2003 by AAFRD Library

Cited Author-Doran J* or Doran John W AND Cited Year=1994

Translation: between 1992 and 2003, Doran & Parkin’s article was cited @70 times, according to SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (a database of ISI).

SEARCHES FROM FILE 50, DIALOG : CAB ABSTRACTS 2003 Dialog, a Thomson business

Search #1: Soil Quality (Index(es) or (Indice(s) And pub > 1988
Not Soil Quality Monitoring Not articles from Agricola

Search #2: Soil Quality Assessment OR Soil Health
And Indicator(s) or Indice(s) or Index(es) And Published after 1988
NOT Search #1 or (Soil quality monitoring)
Not articles included on Agricola

Search #3: Land Quality AND Index(es) OR Indice(s) OR Indicator(s) And Published after 1988
Not results from Searches #1 and #2
Not results from search on Agricola

Search #4: Soil quality (3n) indicator? ?
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HIT RATES ON PRELIMINARY SQI (Database) Searches:

Commercial/Agricultural databases:
AGRICOLA 66 + 49 + 64 + 62 + 71 + 44 + 60 + 76 + 8 = 500 LESS OVERLAP
CAB 63 + 44 + 34 + 99 + 101 = 341 scanned, LESS OVERLAP for duplicates

LIBRARY CATALOG searches:
CISTI-CAL catalogs 87 less overlap [leads --not in SQ 'Park' but should be...]
UofA/NEOS/Alberta AG LIB catalog/ 118
(including Olds College, Lakeland College/Alberta Environment/ARC)
UofLethbridge 12
UofCalgary 26 ('leads', mainly mining/contamination)
LCC @ 130 less overlap (@10-15% only; the rest are 'leads' or not relevant)

Publications Lists of Agencies 100s.....from @ 12 sites...[global in scope]

People's Bibliographies/References Cited lists:
From Jody's bibliography re SQ Monitoring, incorporated 157 items on indexes/indicators.
..Davidson; others 100s...(less overlap)
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INTERNET/WEB Searches

MSN Searches:
"soil quality" = 26,004 September 7, 2003
"soil quality indicator " = 44
"soil quality indicators" = 350
"soil quality index" = 81
"soil quality indexes" = 4
"soil quality indices" = 46
"soil health" = 6,513
with some overlap of search results (to be analyzed as to percentage...)

Google Searches
"soil quality" = 115,000 September 7, 2003
"soil quality indicator" = 270
"soil quality indicators" = 1,670
"soil quality index" = 478
"soil quality indexes" = 22
"soil quality indices" = 246
"soil health" = 21,700
--with @50% overlap of search results
"soil" and within for "indices" = 169,000 Oct.13, 2003
"suelos" and "indice*" [Spanish] = 13 items
"qualidade de solo" [Portuguese] = @154 hits Oct.04, 2003

AltaVista searches on "soil quality indices" (with overlap) = 117

AskJeeves searches [tested for overlapping citations]
"soil quality index" = 212
"soil quality indices" OR "indicators" = 155 WITH OVERLAP
--Only 88 relevant to project

    • 44 overlapped thereafter with above sources...
 
 
 
 

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  The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report
The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report: Appendix A - Current Document
The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report: Appendix B
The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report: Appendix C - Users' Guide
The Soil Quality Indices Literature Compiler's Report: Appendix D
 
 
 
 
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