The following is a brief, selected guide to forestry information resources available in Fogler Library, through the Fogler Library home page, and the World Wide Web.
Indexes and Databases
| Forestry Journals Author Instruction Pages | Directories | Encyclopedias |
Associations, Societies, Agencies | Handbooks,
Manuals, and Atlases | Statistics | Dictionaries,
and Acronyms | Virtual Libraries
New Resources since 4/1/2014Directory of wood products industry associations. American Wood Council.
URSUS - the online catalogue of the University of Maine System, contains a wealth of information on forestry and related topics. Searching is by author, title, keyword, subject, and call number. Through URSUS you can find books, conference, symposium, and workshop proceeding volumes, University of Maine theses and dissertations, and state, federal, Canadian, and other international documents. Material is catalogued by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The following subject headings may get you started in your search:
deforestation, forest conservation, forest ecology, forest insects, forest management, forest policy, forest products, forest regeneration, forest reserves, forest soils, forestry engineering, forestry law and legislation, forests and forestry economic aspects
A good way to search URSUS is by keyword. A keyword search searches author, title, series, subject, and contents notes. Using the keyword search option you can combine various keywords together using AND, OR, and parentheses. If you wanted to find information on soils in Maine or Vermont your search might look like this:
(soil or soils) and (vermont or maine or new england)
Bibliography of Agriculture Sci Index S1.U52. 1942-1996 (1980-1996 in Annex). If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library.
Index to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions. Includes journal articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of forestry related topics. Bibliography of Agriculture (print form of Agricola) can be searched by subject, author, and geographic location. The Web version can be searched in a variety of ways including author, title and abstract keyword, and CAB descriptors. From 1979-1985 international in scope. From 1985+ focuses on U.S. related publications. Note that the National Agricultural Library provides its own Web interface to Agricola from 1970 to present. There is an online thesaurus. Updated monthly.
This database is one of the three main agricultural databases along with Agricola and CAB. It is produced and maintained by FAO. It contains over 2.7 million references. Searching is by keyword or by individual fields within a record. Agris indexes journals and books as well as gray literature, such as reports and theses. The records have been divided into two parts: references from 1975 to 1996 and from 1996 to present. Updated monthly.
of Canadian Tree-Ring Research
Search by author, title, source, and keyword and limit by year of publications. Abstracts only. Developed and maintained by Dan Smith, University of Victoria Tree-Ring Laboratory.
This databases contains over 12,800 references, many with abstracts. Search by author, title, year of publication, or keyword. The databases was complied and maintained by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, University of Tennessee.
Previews [computer file], 1926-present
BIOSIS Previews, worldwide in scope, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. The premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, forestry, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications (see Biosis Previews serials list) as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles.
Forestry Research Unit Publications Database
This database focuses on ecology, economics, and growth and management of Maine forests. Contains the full-text of University of Maine's Cooperative Forestry Research Unit's (CFRU) reports as well as other publications resulting from research by CFRU staff and associates. Searchable by subject category such as hardwood management, harvesting, and thinning. The database can be browsed by author, subject, and title.
Research Information System
A searchable database of U.S. Department of Agriculture funded research. Search by keyword, investigator, agency, institution, state, and project status and type. Many records include a list of publications resulting from the research.
Dendrome: A forest tree genome database. U.S. Forest Service and ARS collaboration.
- 1982-present online
Sci Index QH 540 A66.
Indexes the broad area of the interactions of organisms with their environment. Includes information on conservation, pollution, management, environmental degradation, and reclamation. Ecology Abstracts can be searched by author, title, subject, and abstract word. Indexes over 900 journals (see Serials source list for Ecology Abstracts). Updated monthly.
E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
Topics covered include ecology, prescribed fires, wildfires, fire histories, and ecology of the southeastern United States. Search by keyword. Bibliographic record only with some abstracts. More than 26,000 references as of August 2011. Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, Tallahassee, FL.
Worldwide production, import and export data on roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels, pulp, paper and paperboard.
Institute Online Database
Searchable database of citations + some abstracts on all aspect of wildland fire. Searching is by keyword. Developed and maintained by the Fire Research Institute.
History Society. Environmental History Bibliography. 1633-present
Containing over 40,000 records with approximately 1,500 added per year, this searchable bibliography contains books, articles, and dissertations on a variety of subjects related to forestry. It is maintained by the Forest History Society.
History Society. Guide to environmental history archival collections.
Describes more than 7,000 collections in 450 repositories in North America. Forest History Society.
Forest Products Abstracts
- 1978 to present
Sci Index SD 430 F66.
Index to all aspects of the forest products literature including wood properties, timber extraction, conversion, and measurement, damage, utilization, veneers, composite boards, laminated products, the pulp industry, and marketing and trade economics. This databases is updated bi-monthly and indexes over 450 journals.
- 1980 to present
Sci Index SD 1 F66.
Index to the world's literature on all aspects of forestry including silviculture, forest mensuration and management, fire, plant biology, genetics and breeding, mycology and pathology, insects and other invertebrates, land use, and forest protection and conservation. This database is updated monthly and indexes over 750 journals.
A searchable database of horticultural and crop science information from 46 U.S. and Canadian institutions. Contains information on various tree species. Maintained by The Ohio State University Department of Horticultural and Crop Science.
Review of Plant Pathology
- 1973 to present
Oro Sci SB599.R4. 1970-present
Index to plant pathology literature including information on diseases of crop and ornamental plants as well as forest trees. Coverage includes taxonomy, molecular biology, control, genetics, and physiology. Review of Plant Pathology in print form can be searched by author and CAB descriptors. The Web version can be searched in a variety of ways including author, title and abstract keyword, and CAB descriptors. Indexes 1,000+ journals, as well as books, reports, and conference proceedings. Updated monthly.
Sciences in Forestry
Searchable database of resources. Subjects indexed include legislation, policy and planning, management, economic development, etc., as applied to general forestry, forest management, forest industries, forest goods and services. From the Forestry Library, University of Minnesota.
A full-text database of USDA forest service publications. Searchable by author, keyword, and title. Includes government publications and journal articles. Contains over 7,000 publications. Note that USDA Forest Service is making available the full-text of publications within 3 months of publication.
Planning, Construction & Maintenance 1984-present
Searchable database of resources. Subjects include planning, design, construction, and maintenance of trails. Includes use studies. From the Forestry Library, University of Minnesota.
Forest Conservation & Development 1982-present
Searchable database of resources. Subjects indexed include: Tropical forest resources; deforestation; conservation; indigenous peoples; management; policy; trade and industrial development; non-timber forest products; research, education, and training; and history. From the Forestry Library, University of Minnesota.
From the World Conservation Monitoring Center, search this database by family, genus, and species and limit by country or IUCN red list categories and criteria. Each tree species record contains CITES information and notes.
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. From the Forestry Library, University of Minnesota.
of Science. 1899-present
Science Citation Index 1965-2003.
Sci Index Q1.A1S36
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1899-present. Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract. Perform cited reference searches from 1900 to present. Limit by author affiliation and document type. See the master journal list.
|Annals of Forest Science|
|Biodiversity and Conservation|
|Biomass & Bioenergy|
|European Journal of Forest Research|
|European Journal of Wood and Wood Products|
|Forest Products Journal|
|Forest Policy and Economics|
|Journal of Cleaner Production|
|Journal of Ecology|
|Journal of Sustainable Forestry|
|Journal of Vegetation Science|
|Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Science|
|Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal|
|Trees: Structure and Function|
|Western Journal of Applied Forestry|
|Wood and Fiber Science|
Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar
Developed and maintained by the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNic).
Association of Consulting Foresters of America. 2012-2014 membership
Sci Ref SN127.A88 2012-2014
Directory of the wood products industry 2004. San
Francisco: Miller Freeman.
Sci Ref HD 9753 D57
Directory of wood products industry associations. American Wood Council.
Forestry photos. FAO. searchable database for education and other non-commercial purposes.
International pulp & paper directory.
2002. San Francisco, M. Freeman Publications; Pulp & Paper International.
Sci Ref TS1088 .I57 1999
Lockwood-Post's directory of pulp & paper mills. 2010.
Sci Ref TS1088 .L822 2010
National Association of University
Forest Resources Programs
Includes list of member schools and colleges.
National Forestry Database Program. Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.
Phillips international paper directory 2003.
Tonbridge, Kent: Benn Business Information Services Ltd. 752p.
Sci Ref TS1088.P52
Pulp & paper North American factbook.
2000. San Francisco: Miller Freeman.
Sci Ref TS1088 .P86 2000
Pulp & paper Canada annual and directory.
2008. Westmount, Qué.: Southam Business Publications.
Sci Ref TS1080 .P85 2000
Pulp & paper company profiles. 2004. San Francisco, CA: Miller Freeman.
Sci Ref TS1088 .P75 1998 v. 1 & 2
Society of American Foresters. 1997. Certified foresters
directory. Bethesda, MD: Society of American
Sci Ref SD126.5 .S63 1997
For U.S. Forestry Associations. University of Minnesota, University Libraries, search Forestry AgNic
Vaucher, H. 1986. Elsevier's dictionary of trees and
shrubs: in Latin, English, French, German, Italian. Amsterdam; New York:
Sci Ref QK474.87 .V38 1986
Burley, J, Evans, J., and Youngquist, J.A. 2004. Encyclopedia of Forest
Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 4vols.
Sci Ref SD126.E53 2004
Cubbage, F. (ed.) 2007-2009. Forests and Forestry in the Americas: An encyclopedia. Society of American Foresters and International Society of Tropical Foresters.
Davis, R.C. 1983. Encyclopedia of American forest and
conservation history. New York : Macmillan Pub. Co.; London: Collier Macmillan
Sci Ref SD143 .E53 1983
Hough, R.B. Hough's encyclopaedia of American woods.
New York: R. Speller, 1957-<1979 >
Sci Ref SD536 .H832. See the University of North Carolina, Special Collections Research Center website for digital images from Hough's book.
Houtman, R. 2004. Variegated trees &
shrubs[:] The illustrated encyclopedia. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Sci Ref SB435.H825 2004
More, D. and White, J. 2005. The illustrated
encyclopedia of trees. 2nd ed. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Sci Ref QK475.M67 2005
Patterson, D. Commercial timbers of the world.
1988. 5th ed. Aldershot: Gower Technical Press; Brookfield, VT: Gower.
Sci Ref SD434 .T5 1988
Timbers of the world. [High Wycombe]:
TRADA/The Construction Press, 1979-1980
Sci Ref SD434 .T47 1979
of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc.
Canadian Institute of Forestry
Commonwealth Forestry Association
Forest History Society
Forest Products Society
Maine Forest Service
National Association of University Forest Resources Program
National Association of State Foresters
Society of American Foresters
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Agroforestree Database. International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, World Agroforestry Centre. Search tree species by common or scientific name. Information includes taxonomy, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, and pests and diseases.
Bark and wood boring beetles of the world. University of Georgia Bugwood Network.
Bonner, F.T., and Karrfait, R.P. (eds.) 2008. The woody plant seed manual. Agricultural Handbook #727. Washington, D.C.: USDA. 1223p.
Burns, Russell M.
[1990-1991] Silvics of
North America. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service
ORO Reserves SD395 .U5 1990 v.1 & v.2
Center for Wood Anatomy Research.
USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
Detailed fact sheets
Conservation scientists and foresters. Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dirr, M. 1997. Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs: an
illustrated encyclopedia. Portland, OR: Timber Press.
Sci Ref SB435.5 .D556 1997
Dirr, M.A. 2009. Manual of woody landscape plants - their
identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses.
6th ed. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing. 1325p.
Sci Ref SB435.5.D57 2009
Eckenwalder, J.E. 2009. Conifers of
the world - the complete reference. Portland,
OR: Timber Press. 720p.
Sci Ref QK494.E34 2009
Farjon, A. 2001. World
checklist and bibliography of conifers. 2nd ed.
Kew, England: Royal Botanical Gardens. 309p.
Sci Ref QK494.F37 2001
Fire Effects Information. USDA, Forest Service. Search by tree species for information on fire ecology and effects, distribution, management, and botanical and ecological characteristics.
Conservation scientists and foresters. Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Forest and conservation technicians. Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Forest and conservation workers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Forest and Shade Tree Pathology. 2005. Online text book by Dr. James J. Worrall, Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service.
Forest fire danger report. Maine Forest Service.
Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Both eastern and western United States.
Forest policy and management division, Maine Forest Service - Information sheet series
Forest Products Laboratory. 2010. Wood
handbook--Wood as an engineering material. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-190. Madison,
WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 463p.
Sci Ref TA419 .W66 1999
Forest Service trend data. United States historical trends. USDA, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program.
Hanson, T. and Walker, E.B. n.d. Field guide to common insect pests of urban trees in the northeast. Waterbury, VT: Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Johnson, W.T. and Lyon, H.H. 1988. Insects that feed on
trees and shrubs. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Pub. Associates.
Sci Ref SB762 .J63 1988
Land areas of the national forest system. Detailed data from 1947-2012 includes area of national forests by state, region, congressional district, and county as well as state data on national scenic areas, national wild and scenic rivers, national recreational areas, and much more. Maintained by the Forest Service, USDA.
Le Hardy de Beaulieu, A. 2003. An
illustrated guide to maples. Portland, OR: Timber Press. 464p.
Sci Ref QK495.A17L4 2003
Leafsnap: An electronic field guide
Electronic field guide developed by researchers from Columbia University, University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Ilic, J. 1991. CSIRO atlas of hardwoods.
Sci Ref QK647 .I55 1991
Lumber production and mill stocks. 2009, 2010. MA321T. Current industrial reports, U.S. Census Bureau.
Lyren, L. 2004. Gender and forestry - a bibliography. Forestry Library, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Maine Forest Service. Forest and shade tree insect and disease conditions for Maine: A summary of the 2011 situation. Note: summaries for 1999, 2000-2001, 2006-2007 also available from this site.
Maine's forest resources 2010. USDA, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Oderwalk, R.G. and Johnson, J.E. 2004. Measuring Standing Trees & Logs. Virginia Cooperative Extension. Publication No. 420-560.
Prasad, A.M., Iverson, L.R., Matthews, S., and Peters, M. . Climate Change Tree Atlas (A spatial database of 134 tree species of the Eastern USA). USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, Delaware, Ohio
Samuelson, L.J. and Hogan, M.E. 2006. Forest trees[:] A guide to the
Eastern United States. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. 539p.
Sci Ref QK115.S26 2006
Samuelson, L.J. and Hogan, M.E. 2003. Forest
trees[:] A guide to the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United
States. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Sci Ref QK125.S26 2003
Sinclair, W.A. and Lyon, H.H. 2005. Diseases of trees and shrubs.
2nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Pub. Associates.
Sci Ref SB764 .N67S57 2005
Solomon, J.D.  Guide to insect borers in North
American broadleaf trees and shrubs [microform]. [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture, Forest Service.
ORO GovDoc Fiche A 1.76:706
Technical Guide to Urban and Rural Forestry. 1993 (rev. ed.) World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon and Robin Morgan.
Thompson, R.S., Anderson, K.H., and Bartlein, P.J. 1999. Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs of North America. USGS
A searchable database from Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.
US Forest Service.
Arranged alphabetically by genus, these detailed reports cover taxonomy, distribution and occurrence, management, botanical and ecological considerations, and fire ecology. Each species description has an extensive reference list.
Western forest insects & diseases: Publications and links. Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, USDA.
Wilderness information for educators, managers, scientists, and the public.
The Wood Collection.
National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany.
Search database by family, genus, species, variety, collector, state/province, and country to find vouchered specimens.
Trend data. Forest Inventory and Analysis
National Program, Forest Service, USDA.
Historic data (1760-2000) on U.S. Forests.
Acronyms and Initialisms for Forestry
Terms in British Columbia
Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests
Delijska, B. and Manoilov, P. 2004. Elsevier's dictionary of forestry
(English, German, French, Russian). Amsterdam: Elsevier. 1051p.
Sci Ref SAD126.D455 2004
Farrar, J.L. 1995. Trees of the northern United States
and Canada. Ames: Iowa State University Press.
Sci Ref QK110 .F3 1995
Fire Effects Information System Glossary. USDA, Forest Service.
Forest Genetics Glossary. Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. C. Maynard author.
Glossary of arboricultural terms. 2009. International
Society of Arboriculture.
Sci Ref SB435.H317
Glossary of Forest
Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia
Glossary of forestry protection. From: Diagnosing injury to eastern forest trees. The Pennsylvania State University, 1987.
of Forestry Terms
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Based on "Forestry terminology" by Nancy Pywell, Pennsylvania State University.
Forestry Terms in British Columbia
Produced and maintained by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests and Range
Glossary of wildland fire terminology. 2012. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Helms, J.A. 1998. The dictionary of forestry.
Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters.
Sci Ref SD126 .D535 1998
Kaennel, M. and Schweingruber, F.H. 1995. Multilingual
glossary of dendrochronology : terms and definitions in English, German, French, Spanish,
Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Berne: Paul Haupt Publishers.
Sci Ref QK477.2.A6 M85 1995
Linnard, William.1999. Russian-English, English-Russian
forestry and wood dictionary. 2nd ed. Wallingford, UK ; New York: CABI Pub.
Sci Ref SD126 .L56 1999
Multilingual glossary forest genetic resources. FAO Forestry Department and International Union of Forest Research Organizations.
SilvaTerm database. IUFRO. Search form terms in one language and find the equivalent term in another language.
Understanding forestry terms -- a glossary for private landowners. Woodland Owner Notes, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Notes.
Wenger, K.F. Forestry handbook.
1984. 2nd ed.
New York: Wiley.
Sci Ref SD373 .F58 1984
A subject tree approach to web based forestry information. There is a pull-down menu of approximately 70 subject terms. Site sponsored by USDA Forest Service Region 8, Southern Forestry Extension, and the Southern Group of State Foresters.
University Libraries, University of Minnesota
University of Georgia and USDA
Robert Sathrum, Humboldt State University Library
The Science of Tree Rings
Developed and maintained by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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