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Information resources for Urban 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.
  • Urban Forestry Database - Index to publications relating to Urban Forestry.
  • 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.

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:

  • Academic Search Complete - 1975-present; Multidisciplinary index to journals and magazines; Some full-text articles.
  • Agricola - 1970-present; Comprehensive index to agriculture and forestry (includes USFS research).
  • Biosis Citation Index - Includes Biological Abstracts and provides comprehensive indexing of life sciences and biomedical research literature for journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents.
  • Science.gov - Gateway to U.S. government science information.
      

    Journals

    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: American Forests; American Nurseryman; Tree Planters Notes; Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

     

    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: urban forestry; trees in cities; community forestry; tree planting; vegetation management.

      Book catalog resources:

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

      Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Urban Forestry materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks or library catalog: 635.9

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

      Main Government Document call numbers for browsing Urban 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 & Handbooks

        • Botanical Latin (580.14 S799)
        • The Concise Dictionary of Botany (581.03 C744)
        • Dictionary of Forestry (634.903 T319)
        • Dictionary of Plant Toxins (615.952 D554)
        • Dictionary of Wood Products Industry (674.058 H236)
        • Encyclopedia of Agricultural Science (630.3 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Entomology - Online encyclopedia.
        • Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences - Online encyclopedia.
        • Encyclopedia of Horticulture (635.903 E93n)
        • Encyclopedia of World Timbers (634.97 B778)
        • Hortus third : A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States & Canada (634.03 B155)
        • Seeds of Woody Plants in North America (634.9562 Y73s 1992)
        • The Literature of Forestry and Agroforestry (634.9 L776)
        • Terminology of Forest Science: Technology, Practice and Byproducts (634.903 T319)
        • Trees and Shrubs in Montana (582.1609786 T786)
        • Wikipedia - An encyclopedia that is written & edited anonymously & collaboratively.
         

        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

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