Selected Resources for: Forestry (general aspects)

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Subject Librarian:

Shannon Farrell

sfarrell@umn.edu

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: *.

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.

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

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.

Indexes over 11,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk(*).


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

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.


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.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

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

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is 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

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.


Handbooks and Manuals

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


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.).


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Information for current and perspective students.


Library Information

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