Colorado Agriculture Bibliography
Organization of the Bibliography
The records that you can access at this site were compiled with the bibliographic software called Endnote. Most records were imported into Endnote from either Worldcat (an OCLC database) or CSU's catalog. In the importation process, these records passed through a filter, sorting the data to conform to Endnote's fields. The Endnote fields utilized by our records are:
Creating This Searchable Bibliography
As you recall from an earlier section of this page, bibliographic records were imported into an Endnote database. Once the Endnote database was compiled, duplicate records were removed. Next, records from the database were sorted by reference type because (as previously noted) each of the four reference types has its own set of field names. Once broken down into these four groups, the records were imported into an Excel spreadsheet.
The plan was to load the Excel files into a php language database. In order to do this, loader instructions were written for each reference type.
The search screen was developed using HTML code. When you use the search screen, the information you enter is forwarded to a PHP script which searches a MySQL database and retrieves a list of records that match the search criteria...getting you a results page.
Note: Words smaller than three characters-- such as be, an, a, and up-- are not indexed in this database and therefore cannot be searched.