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Wine and Viticulture Research Guide: Grapes + viticulture

This guide contains descriptions of and links to resources for students doing viticulture or winery assistant research at Okanagan College.

**Search Tips**

Truncating words can help expand your search. Placing an asterisk at the end of the root of the word: vine* will find vineyard + vine + their plural forms

Multi-word concepts, such as “biodynamic viticulture”, need quotation marks to search the words as one phrase

You can use three words called Boolean Operators to improve your search: AND, OR, NOT

Placing AND between two search terms ensures that each of your search results includes both terms. Using OR broadens your search, allowing the results to include at least one of your search terms. Using NOT narrows your search, excluding something that you don’t want to see in your search results.

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Keywords and Subject Headings

Try using this keyword string in a search:

grape* OR wine* OR vine*

and use any of these keywords on the next line of an advanced search:

terroir, soil, climate, trellis*, technique*, viticultur*, pest*, disease*

Add a country name or region on the third line of an advanced search to further narrow your results.

Try any of these subject headings in a subject keyword search:


Wine and wine making.


OC Library Catalogue Search

The Okanagan College Library Catalogue lists books, DVDs, videos, and CDs the library owns in print or electronic format. You can also search to see if the library subscribes to a specific print or electronic journal by entering the title of the journal. However, you cannot use the catalogue to search for articles within the journals.

Browse Books About Viticulture

If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for try browing the shelves at the following call numbers:

QK 641-673 Plant anatomy
QK 710-899 Plant physiology
S 591 Soil science
SB 387-399 Grape growing, viticulture

Featured Viticulture Books

Find Journal Articles

Search in the following databases for articles about grapes and viticulture:

Google Scholar

Search for journal articles, conference papers, and other scholarly works from a variety of sources. Look for the Where Can I Get This? link to connect directly to the item you want, via the OC Library.

Off-campus OC users must have library links set to "Okanagan College" under Scholar Preferences. Browsers must be set to accept Cookies.


BC Wine Industry Grape Acreage + Crop Reports
British Columbia Wine Institute

Census of Agriculture. Statistics Canada.
(1962 - 2006) Table titles vary by census. Open tables titled Fruit, berries and nuts, Tree fruits and nuts, or Fruit and vegetables

Canadian Resources

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