Selected Resources for: Forest Products

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Subject Librarian:

Josh Bishoff

This subject covers: the sciences and technology involved in developing, producing, marketing and using products that flow from forests - paper, wood-based panels, lumber, furniture and chemicals from wood.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology. The basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

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.

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

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

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

General Reference Sources

Handbooks and Manuals

2010. Promotes more efficient use of wood in construction. Serves as an information source on physical & mechanical properties of wood and how these properties are affected by variations in the wood itself.

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Provides links to hundreds of Internet sites related to Forestry. Links grouped by: Reference Resources, Full-text Resources, Associations, Government Agencies, Conferences, and Subjects.

Provides links to Internet sites for academic institutions, associations, research institutes, government agencies, companies, electronic journals, and related topics.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

This website contains conservation and development information on commercial, recreational, and subsistence extraction of non-timber forest products (NTFP). Includes a bibliographic database, discussion groups, Internet links, and more.

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

This publication provides articles, reports, and tables that cover the trade of wood products on the world market. Includes Trade Circulars, Forest Products Country Reports, and Trade Data.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Background on several citation managers, which are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes.

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

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St. Paul Campus

Natural Resources Library

375 Hodson Hall
St. Paul Campus