For those who would like to avail the 'Article Request' or 'Data Generation Service' of the Library, please fill out the online form via This service is free of charge for UPLB students, faculty, researchers and staff. 

While "Article Request Service" provides assistance in the retrieval of the full text of specific article requested, the Data Generation Service provides researchers with specific data (e.g. statistical data on the production, hectarage, prices, import/export data of specific commodities) available from various online database sources.  

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) is a compilation of the abstracts of journal articles based on the most recent inputs to the subscribed databases of the library. The library provides SDI services and bibliographic information specific on postharvest handling, storage of fruits, vegetables, root crops, ornamentals and herbs & spices and other related fields of interest. This is to keep researchers abreast of the recent development in their particular field of research.

View SDI.

Library Instruction Service (LIS) is an information service of the library where librarians conduct classroom lectures upon faculty request. Lecture topics for selection includes: “How to Avoid Plagiarism,” “Citing and Referencing,” “Making Information Retrieval Easy,” “Access to Online Library Resources,” and other library-related topics requested by the faculty. The requesting faculty should submit a request letter addressed to the PHTRC Director indicating the class/subject, date, time, and venue where the lecture will be conducted. Scanned copy of the letter may be send to this e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information Literacy Program (ILP) is regularly conducted by PHTRC Library every semester since 2018. The purpose of this program is to provide lectures and hands-on trainings to library users on how to access the print and online resources of the library.

PHTRC produces Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials that contain information about postharvest handling of perishable crops. Some of the publications are for FREE and some are FOR SALE. View the PHTRC Publications Price List, the PHTRC Food Calendar, and Postharvest Tips

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