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Fire Management   Tags: forest_fire, forest_fires, forestry, wildfire, wildfires  

Information resources for Forest Fire or Wildfire Management research and study.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • Web of Science - Indexes the world’s leading peer reviewed, journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and provides searching of cited references from 1900 to the present.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • Agricola - Agriculture, botany, forestry, grazing, range management, and Forest Service reports.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:



    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Fire Management Today; Forest Ecology and Management; International Journal of Wildland Fire; Wildfire .


    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.


    Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (note: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):

    For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.


    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.


    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.


      Book Catalogs

      Consider various subject headings appropriate to your research topic when searching for books in catalogs. A partial list of headings to use are: wildfires; wildfire; forest fires; fire ecology; fire management.


      Book catalog resources:

      For search hints, take a look at: UM Catalog Help.

      For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.


        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks


        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:

        Citation Guides

        Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

        Need help?

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        Missoula, MT 59812-9936
        406-243-6811; Office ML 327
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