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American Forests

* This web page is no longer being maintained. *

American Forests is a research and bibliographic guide to UC Berkeley print and web resources for the study of the American forest, focussing on its ecology, history, and artistic representation. For additional assistance consult the Environmental Design Library (210 Wurster Hall) or the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library (2101 Valley Life Sciences Building) reference staffs.

Dictionaries
Encyclopedias+
Bibliographies
Finding Books
Selected Monographs
Indexes & Abstracts
Journals
Statistics
Finding Images
Archives+
Links
Libraries

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using the Library's proxy service or the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Content reviewed: September 2008. Compiled by Deborah Sommer.

Dictionaries

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Encyclopedias, Guides, etc.

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Bibliographies

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Finding Books

Below is a selected list of relevant subject headings which may be useful in your search. Check also for other useful subheadings, such as Bibliography, History, Handbooks, etc. Examples of subheadings for American regional place names are Great Basin; Great Plains; Intermountain Region; Middle Atlantic States; Middle West; New England; Northwest, Pacific; Pacific States; Southern States; Southwest, New; Southwestern States; West (U.S.). Note that most of the headings listed can be modified by the addition of United States.

General:
Forest conservation
Forests and forestry
Forests and forestry -- History
Old growth forests
Rain forests
Reforestation
Sustainable forestry
Urban forestry
Wilderness areas
Woodlots [i.e., private forests]
Uses:
[name of tree species] -- Economic aspects
Forest products industry
Forest management -- Economic aspects
Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects
Forests and forestry -- Northwest, Pacific -- Multiple use
Forest reserves -- Multiple use
Forest reserves -- United States -- Recreational use
Land use
Outdoor recreation
Timber
Forests & the Arts:
[name of artist] -- Criticism & interpretation
Art, American -- History
Art, American -- Themes, motives
Forests and forestry -- Pictorial works
Forests and forestry in art
Forests and forestry in literature
Forests in art
Hudson River School of landscape painting
Landscape in art
Landscape in literature
Landscape painting -- 19th century
Landscape painting -- 20th century
Landscape painting, American
Landscape photography
Nature (Aesthetics)
Painters -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Pictorial works
Wilderness areas in literature
Ecology & Ecosystem:
Ecosystem management - [place name]
Floodplain forest ecology
Forest declines
Forest ecology - [place name]
Forest influences
Policies & Regulations:
Forest policy
Forestry law and legislation
Land use -- Planning
Old growth forests -- Government policy
Miscellaneous:
Agriculture -- United States -- History
Cumberland Road
Frontier and pioneer life
Land use, Rural -- United States
Landscape architecture -- History
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
Material culture -- United States
National parks and reserves -- History
New England -- Civilization -- 17th century
New England -- Civilization -- 18th century
Parks -- History
Rural-urban migration -- [place name] -- History
Trails -- United States -- History
Transportation -- United States -- History
United States -- Territorial expansion
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration
West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works

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Selected Monographs (& Videos)

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Indexes & Abstracts

Access to many of the indexes listed below is available via The Library's home pageIndexes & Abstracts. For additional links to newspapers and full-text newspaper databases, see The Library's home pageElectronic Reference ResourcesNewspapers & News Archives for a list of links to online full text local and international newspapers.

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Journals in Forestry & Landscape History

This is a selection of journals with good coverage of forestry or landscape history; use the the periodical indexes listed in this guide to identify other journals on these topics.

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Statistics

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Finding Images

In addition to the books and other sources already listed, landscape images may be found in specialized books and on the web. The archives listed in this guide are also potentially great sources for images. See also Visual sources (Environmental Design Library) for links to visual libraries on the web.

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Archives & Historical Societies

Archives, historical societies, and local libraries can be excellent sources of primary research materials. To locate materials in libraries not listed in the Melvyl catalog, use WorldCat - UC Only; available via the California Digital Library (CDL) web site. Many of these materials will be available via interlibrary borrowing service; make your request via the web or consult the reference staff.

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Note the additional web links throughout this guide.

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Libraries

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