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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES

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 Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 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.

FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY

 If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:

Organizing Books By Subject
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Forestry   SD
Botany   QK
Agricultural Industries, including forest   products   HD 9000-9999
Ecology   QH 540-549.5
Forest diseases SB 761-763

 

 FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

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.

 CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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:

  • Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
  • KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.

FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES

Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!

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