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.
Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some suggested browsing examples are: American Forests; American Nurseryman; Tree Planters Notes; Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.
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.
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:
Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Urban Forestry materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks are: 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.