Science, Technology and Agriculture

Below are resources that are available for research in science, technology and agriculture. Some resources may only be available at Sitting Bull College or with a password. Contact a librarian at 701-  854-8008 or send an email to if you need assistance.

Electronic Books    


Sitting Bull College Garden and Plant Research

Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities
This publication was produced with insights from those involved with tribal research in Montana and elsewhere. It was developed collaboratively by the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center and Montana State University’s Center for Native Health Partnerships.

2007 Census of Agriculture American Indian Reservations Census data published in 2009 from the Census of Agriculture.

Research Databases


Henry Ironshield and family plowing garden in May 1938 (Wikimedia Commons via NARA)

All resources below are available on campus through any Sitting Bull College network. For remote and off campus access contact Sitting Bull College Library for a user name and password if applicable.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.

Directory of Open Access of Journals
Free, full-text access to over 1600 different journals.

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Sitting Bull College Bison Herd

Ebsco MegaFILE Premier/magazine and journal database
Combines Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News into a single database.

Ebsco Open Science Directory

Ebsco Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every students science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Elsevier Open Access Science Journals

Expanded Academic ASAP magazine and journal Database
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!

Gale General Science Collection
With the General Science Collection, researchers can stay current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology and hundreds of other areas. More than 200 journals are covered.

GRIN Plant Taxonomy Database
GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS), part of the National Genetic Resources Program (NGRP) of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents
is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.

High Wire Press
Free access to 1277 full-text peer-reviewed journals.

Wagon loaded with Lakota or Hubbard Squash 1936 (Wikimedia Commons via NARA)


Household Products Database
A database for information about chemical and organic products in the home.

Native American Ethnobotany Database

Ebsco eBooks
A comprehensive and searchable database of e-book content. Many titles are available in audio.

Plant Physiology from the American Society of Plant Biologists
Full-text access to issues of this journal from 1929 to current.

Provides indexing to energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies

Public Library of Science PLOS ONE
Free and open access to a wide variety of journals in the sciences.

Range Science Research
The Range Science Research bibliography has over 1,300 bibliographic citations to articles and documents focused on: riparian, weeds, rangeland, wildlife, vegetation and soils research.

Science Direct Open Access Journals    IMG_6893

The Plant Cell
Full-text access to issues of this journal from 1929 to current.

A collection of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

USDA Plants Database
A database of scientific information about vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Maps and Imagery and Geology

National Geologic Map Database

Guide to the Geology of Southwestern North Dakota


Culturally Important Plants of the Lakota by Linda Black Elk and Wilbur Flying By Sr.

Good Food Is Power: A collection of traditional food stories from the Ramah Navajo Community, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Tohono O’odham Nation

Plants and Foodways of the Standing Rock Nation: Diversity, Knowledge, Sovereignty by Morgan Laurent Ruelle 


Selected Standing Rock related publications available on the Internet

Documentation of the Northern Long-Eared Myotis, Myotis septentrionalis on Standing Rock Indian Reservation

Documentation of the Black-Footed Ferret, Mustela nigripes on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Mobridge, South Dakota

Water, Bed-Sediment, and Fish-Tissue Quality within the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota and South Dakota, September 2006

Airborne Geophysical Survey, Standing Rock, South Dakota and North Dakota

Problems on the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Reservations Arising From the Oahe Project, 1950


Football game on Armistice Day Around 1935 (Wikimedia Commons via NARA)

BIA Overview of Standing Rock Geology

Geology of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations of North and South Dakota

Geohydrology of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North and South Dakota

Geology of Grant and Sioux Countries North Dakota

Impacts of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Pick Sloan Program on the Tribes of the Missouri River Basin

Magnetic Resonance Data, Standing Rock

Effects of the Oahe Reservoir on the Cheyenne River Reservation and Standing Rock Reservation: A Preliminary Statement of Investigation Problems, 1947 

Soil Survey of Corson County, South Dakota

Soil Survey of Sioux County, North Dakota

Status of Mineral Resource Information for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North and South Dakota

Suggested Program For The Use of Oahe Funds for Economic and Social Betterment, Standing Rock Reservation , North and South Dakota 1957

The lignite deposits of the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Indian reservations, Corson, Dewey, and Ziebach counties, South Dakota and Sioux County, North Dakota 

The Oahe Dam and the Standing Rock Sioux by Michael Lawson

Useful Websites

Sitting Bull College Library/Student Center and Science and Technology Buildings in Fort Yates, North Dakota

(AgNIC) Agriculture Network Information Center
A comprehensive site for scientific agricultural information.
Searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.

Using Organic Nutrient Sources by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences