Waite Library and AgEcon Search

Our department is the home of Waite Library and AgEcon Search. Both have gift funds that are used to support and enhance ongoing programs and services.

  • Waite Library provides reference services and research materials for the faculty and graduate students in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Waite Library is an important hub in our departmental community.Make a Gift to Waite Library's Demand Fund!
  • AgEcon Search is an online repository developed and maintained at the University of Minnesota by the University Libraries and the Department of Applied Economics. It collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics, including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development. AgEcon Search content is contributed by an international group of over 250 universities, research institutes, and organizations and is used by 20,000 researchers daily, from all over the world. AgEcon Search has been awarded the 2012 Presidential Recognition Award for Special Service to the Association (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association); the 2011 Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award (Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Science and Technology Section (STS)); and the 2007 Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences (ACRL/STS)).Make a Gift to the AgEcon Search Futures Fund!