Soil Science

Welcome to the Soil Science Subject Guide...

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research in soil science.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers     

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

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The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress Subject Classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

Subject Call No.

  • Potting soils


Including Soil surveys, Soil chemistry, Soil structure, Soil-plant relationship

  • Soil conversation and protection


  • Fertilizers and improvement of the soil


Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in WebOPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service<> to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to economic and management, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Agriculture:


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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in agriculture.

Subject Call No.

  • Soil science S590 S58
  • Journal of soil science S590 J6
  • Soil science and plant nutritionS590 S582
  • Soil use and managementS590 S683
  • Communications in soil science and plant analysisS590 C734
  • Geoderma: an international journal of soil scienceS590 G4
  • Soil researchS590 A83
  • Acta agriculturae Scandinavica. Section B, Soil and plant science SB13 A188
  • Soil biology and biochemistryS590 S577

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC <> to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available in the library by title or subject.

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Reference Works

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet

Dictionary  Handbook
  • Dictionary of soil scienceS592 L9253 1991
  • Soil and environmental science dictionary

S592 S683

  • A dictionary of botany, including terms used in biochemistry, soil science and statistics

QK9 U8 1966

  • Elsevier's dictionary of soil science : in English (with definitions) in French, German and SpanishS592 C213
  • Handbook of soil sciencesS591 H236 2012
  • Handbook of soil, fertiliser and manureS591 G978



  • Encyclopedia of soil science S592 E56 2006
  • Encyclopedia of soils in the environmentS592 E56
  • Bibliography of soil science and fertilizer agronomy for the Commonwealth CaribbeanZ5074.S7C6
  • Indian soil science literature : a select bibliography 1966-1977S599.6 I5V287
  • Bibliography of soil science, fertilizers and general agronomy, 1953-1962Z5074.S7G7
  • Bibliography on effect of soil conservation measures on soil fertility and soil physico-chemical properties (1967-1957)Z5074.S7C616
  • Bibliography on potassium fixation in soil (1969-1963)Z5074.S7C62
  • Annotated bibliographies on soils, fertilizers and plant nutritionS591 A613
  • Bibliography of Malaysian soilsS599.6 M3B52Abs
Abstracts Proceedings
  • Malaysian soils : thesis abstracts S599.6 M3M239
  • Isotopes and radiation in research on soil-plant relationships : proceedings of an International Symposium on the Use of Isotopes and Radiation in Research on Soil-Plant Relationships S596.7 I57 1978



This is a list of the notable economic organizations includes intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental.



  • FAO Soils Portal

  • National Soil Information Centers



This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on human ecology available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.


Cite your sources

Why Must I Cited The Work?
Academic Integrity @ UPM
  • Acknowledge the author
  • Acknowledge the source of direct quotations
  • Avoid Plagiarism & Respect the Intellectual property and Copyright issues
  • Your ideas will be supported with fact
  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further

The Graduate School Office at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) promotes and educates the UPM community on the importance of academic integrity.


: Guide to thesis



:Universiti Putra Malaysia


: 2013


APA Sytle Guide Mendeley
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) BF76.7 P976 2010
  • APA Style <>

     From the American Psychological Association

     From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

     From University of Malaya Library (UML)

     From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

Mendeley <>allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Mendeley offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles

Mendeley Wikipedia<>


Get To Know Your Liaison Librarian

Liaison Librarian


Get to know your liaison librarian and encourage the students to do likewise. Make an appointment to discuss your class research assignments or ask for library handouts to pass out in class.

Suzila Mohamad Kasim
Telephone: 03-89468630
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