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Information resources for Forest Management or Forestry research and study.
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • Web of Science Combined - Search Web of Science; Biosis; Medline; and Zoological Record combined.
  • Treesearch - U.S. Forest Service publications.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • CAB Abstracts - Agriculture, forestry, animal health, nutrition, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, soils, and veterinary science.
  • 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; Forest Science; Forest Ecology and Management; Tree Physiology; Journal of Forestry; Forest Products Journal; Southern Journal of Applied Forestry; Agroforestry Systems; Northern Journal of Applied Forestry; Silvae Genetica; Wood and Fiber Science.


    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

      Book catalog resources:

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

      Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Forestry materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks or library catalog: 634.9; 333.7


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

      Main Government Document call numbers for browsing Forestry materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks or library catalog: A 13

      Research Papers A 13.78 (Initials of Station - Number of Paper)
      Research Notes A 13.79 (Initials of Station - Number of Note)
      Resource Bulletin A 13.80 (Initials of Station - Number of Bulletin)
      General Technical Report A 13.88 (Initials of Station - Number of Report)

      U.S. Forest and Range Experiment Stations Station Initials
      Forest Products Laboratory FPL
      Intermountain Research Station INT
      North Central Forest Experiment Station NC
      Northeastern Forest Experiment Station NE
      Pacific NorthWest Forest and Range Experiment Station PNW
      Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station RM
      Southeastern Forest Experiment Station SE
      Southern Forest Experiment Station SO
      U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Washington, D.C. WO

      See U.S. Forest Service Publications for more information.


        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and 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:

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