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ESPM 185:
Applied Forest Ecology

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Finding Articles

Electronic Journals: To search or browse for specific online journals.

Article Databases: To select a database to search for journal articles, papers presented at conferences, book chapters, and other sources.

UC-eLinks: Click to access full text.

Search tips for article databases.

Proxy Server: To connect from off-campus.

Core Forestry Databases Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

AGRICOLA
Agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, economics, and forestry; indexes journal articles and USDA reports. Some state and federal reports date back to the early 1900’s. U.S. focus.
(About AGRICOLA)

RefWorks: Importing citations from AGRICOLA and other ProQuest databases

1970-present

Some

BIOSIS
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases

1926-present

Most

CAB ABSTRACTS
Broad coverage of agriculture, ecology, forestry, economics and social sciences. U.S. and international focus.

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases

1910-present

Some

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
All aspects of environmental issues; indexes articles, books, web sites, governmental reports, conference proceedings. Good source for citations to U.S. environmental impact statements and U.S. environmental regulations and policies.

RefWorks: Importing citations from AGRICOLA and other ProQuest databases

1981-present

Some

WEB OF SCIENCE
Indexes core journals in science, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases

1900-present

Most

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries.

Resource Coverage Unique Features
OskiCat

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
(more information)
  • Renew your books online
  • Find course reserves
  • Request checked out or offsite items
  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or available items only.
Melvyl

Melvyl Guide
Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles
(more information)
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB doesn't own
  • Create and save lists and add tags to items
  • Automatically format citations
Electronic Books Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Finding Books Online

Numerous books are now available electronically, licensed for use at UCB. Some are included in publisher packages or as special subject collections. See the Electronic Books page for full-text collections such as Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel.

Use Google Books to search within the contents of millions of books from publishers and libraries worldwide, then use OskiCat or Melvyl to find out if UCB owns the title. Full text can be displayed if out of copyright (published pre-1923); many in-copyright books can be partially viewed as "previews" or "snippets."

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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