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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
Periodical databases: These databases offer access to journal articles, many of which are full-text. Periodicals usually contain original research and are often used to communicate new findings within a field.
•Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,000 peer-reviewed titles
•Agricola: Access to information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library with records that range from 1970 to the present
•Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: More than 700 journals and reference sources covering environmental issues such as global warming, alternative energy, going green, recycling and more
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Agricultural Industries, including forest products||HD 9000-9999|
|Forest diseases||SB 761-763|
You also might try these reference books:
Terms of the Trade: A Reference for the Forest Products Industry Ref SD126.T4 1993
The Dictionary of Forestry Ref SD126.D535 1998
The Sibley Guide to Trees Ref QK475.S497 2009
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
Oregon State University Extension: Check the OSU Extension catalog for free online resources covering forestry and wood processing topics, including forest health, forest measurements, logging, multiple use, reforestation, stand management, Christmas trees and more.
Forests: The open access journal Forests is published quarterly on the Web.
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region:This website is rich in information about national forests, as well as helpful with information on state, private and community forests. Information includes resource management, planning, maps, litigation, and diseases, insects and invasive species.
Oregon Department of Forestry: Learn about resource management, high-value conservation areas and review geospatial data on this State of Oregon website.
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute: The Learning Library of this organization’s website includes information on forest health, logging, forest protect laws and much more.
The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program: This site offers information for foresters and residents on the management of our state’s natural resources.
The Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative: This program of the Oregon State University College of Forestry focuses on the development and care of alder and mixed stands of Douglas fir and alder forests.
Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative:This project of the Oregon State University College of Forestry includes aerial maps that show the changes of this Douglas fir disease by year.
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!