Selected Resources for: Forest and Natural Resource Management

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for over 4,600 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. Searching for articles within these journals is particularly useful for RRM: Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies, Society & Natural Resources, and Tourism Geographies.

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

This database provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 sources including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Incorporates Pollution Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, and other specialized databases.Areas of coverage include agricultural and environmental biotechnology, ecology, energy resources, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements (U.S.), pollution, toxicology & toxic emissions, and water resource issues.

United States and Other Countries: For Education Topics use ERIC CSA for Find It access to U of M e-journals; ERIC is the Education Resources Information Center. It provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, reports, and other educational materials.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

Covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and government documents. Database produced by the U of Minn Forestry Library.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

Covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents. Database produced by the U of Minn Forestry Library.

General Reference Sources

Data Compilations/Algorithms

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference is designed to allow users to quickly navigate the billions of points of data contained in the repository, representing ~5,000 datasets covering thousands of geographic entities. With Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference, users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels. All of the data are drawn from authoritative sources and are citable.The product provides high-level summary information as well as detailed line item views.



Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

The World Database on Protected Areas is a foundation dataset for conservation decision making. It contains crucial information from national governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, international biodiversity convention secretariats and many others. It is used for ecological gap analysis, environmental impact analysis and is increasingly used for private sector decision-making. Includes maps, tools, and publications.

Web Sites

A United Nations’ initiative to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. The resulting technical volumes and synthesis reports provide a scientific appraisal of ecosystem conditions and the actions needed for enhanced conservation and sustainable use.

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Titles

Interdisciplinary journal draws contributions from a variety fields on topics such as applied ecology, use and conservation of natural resources, protection of habitats, and control of hazards.

Examines the social, economic, and ecological aspects of ecotourism around the world. This includes issues in ecotourism planning, development, management, and good practice.

Journal is international and interdisciplinary in scope and publishes on the scientific study of the transactions and interrelationships between people and their physical surroundings (including built and natural environments, the use and abuse of nature and natural resources, and sustainability-related behavior).

Journal publishes information about many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management.

Journal founded by the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with the University of Illinois and Sagamore Publishing. The journal publishes on topics related to the field of leisure studies.

Journal founded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration to advance knowledge and research on topics of management and organizational analysis of the delivery of park, recreation, and leisure services.

This journal presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, planning for leisure environments, leisure gerontology, travel and tourism behavior, leisure economics, and urban leisure delivery systems.

Journal of the Leisure Studies Association. Articles on all aspects of leisure studies and from a variety of disciplinary bases, including sociology, psychology, human geography, planning, economics, etc. Covers subjects on the whole range of leisure behavior in the arts, sports, cultural and informal activities, tourism, urban and rural recreation.

Journal publishes a broad range of social science research about human-nature relationships, covering cultural, psychological, economic and political perspectives relating to forests, oceans, fisheries, soils, and water.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations

Association missions are to foster the interdisciplinary social scientific understanding of the relationships between humans and natural resources.

Organization formed from merging of National Recreation Association (NRA), American Institute of Park Executives (AIPE), American Recreation Society (ARS), the National Conference on State Parks (NCSP), and the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Mission to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

National scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession. Publications include forestry journals, reports, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty.

Organization that works to promote, advance, and serve outdoor recreational professionals in research, planning, management, and policy development.

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers powerful capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.

Many of the data sets are available for download as GIS data -- look for the "Map" icon to identify this functionality.

Library Information

Natural Resources Library

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St. Paul Campus

Magrath Library

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St. Paul Campus
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