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This subject covers: the creation, management, protection and sustainable use of forests and associated topics such as timber, water, wildlife, recreation and aesthetics. Includes silviculture, dendrology, outdoor recreation, remote sensing and range management.

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: *.

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This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, ESPM, and EIS databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

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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.

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

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

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

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Indexes publications relating to the history of urban forestry; urban forest legislation; the benefits of urban forests; selection and planting of trees; maintenance of the urban forest; planning and management; and urban forestry programs. Covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents. Database produced by the U of Minn Forestry Library.

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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. Find help on their website.

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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.

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Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Provides access to news from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

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Indexes, Other

Treesearch is an online system for locating and delivering publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by Forest Service scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.

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Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

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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.)

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General Reference Sources

Dictionaries


Encyclopedias

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.

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Handbooks and Manuals

Describes the silvical characteristics of about 200 forest tree species and varieties. Divided into 2 works: conifers and hardwoods.

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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.

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Primary Source Materials

Reports

Published by the United Nations every two years to give the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture available of the status of forests worldwide and new developments in the forestry sector.

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Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Includes access to a wealth of data via the Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO) tool, plus links to other resources e.g. Maps of Timberland 2007 (by state).

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SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap) contains extensive data including demographic, real estate, housing, employment, consumer spending, health data, D&B business points-of-interest file and marketing data from EASI including Life Stages and Mediamark Research (MRI) with current estimates of usage and consumption (propensity) for thousands of very specific and detailed products, including actual brand data, frequency of usage and more. Users can create customized maps and reports; data is available at the State, County, City, ZIP Code, Census Tract and Block Group level as well as custom trade area and the entire United States.

Click on Help to watch training videos. "Sign in as a guest" if you do not wish to register for a personal account. Personal accounts save your preferences, reports, and maps. Licensed for 5 concurrent users.

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Statistical Resources

This publication is revised each year, with some statistics being cumulative. Also, new tables are added as needed. The "Welcome" link on the table of contents notes changes from last year to this year.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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