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Forestry & Wildland Resources Research Guide

Books & Library Catalogs

The Library Catalog lists all of the books videos and CDs at the Cal Poly Humboldt University Library.  

A keyword search is usually the best way to begin.  When you find items of interest, check the catalog records for subject headings or other terms to modify your search.

You can borrow books from other libraries with our InterLibrary Loan service. For details about the ILL policies, view the ILL FAQ page.

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Other Library Catalogs

Following are some specific library catalogs that include significant collections on forestry:

Catalogue of World Forestry Literature (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau) (microfilm MF 246) Microfilm card catalog published in several cumulations that covers forestry literature from 1822-1977. More extensive in coverage than Forestry Abstracts

Dictionary Catalogue of the Yale Forestry Library (Yale University) (ref SD 1 Y3) Cumulative catalog of the oldest "continuous" forestry library in the United States covering forestry literature from the early 18th century through 1962. Unique to the catalog is the inclusion of over 38,000 journal article references from forestry journals and magazines through 1940.

Call Numbers for Forestry Books

Our Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers. In this system, the first two or three lines of a call number identify the subject of a book or other item. The main call number used for Forestry is SD.

SD Forestry

      131-246 History

      388-389 Forest Roads

      390 Forest Soils, Forest Climatology

      391-409 Silviculture

   397.R5 Redwood
   397.D5 Douglas Fir

      411-425 Conservation and Protection

   420 & 421 Forest Fires

      426-428 Forest Reserves

      430-557 Harvesting and Utilization

      561-668 Administration, Policy

GB Physical Geography

      400-649 Geomorphology, landforms

   448 Slopes

      651-2998 Hydrology

   980-992 Watersheds

HD Economics

      101-1395 Land

   171-212 Land economics: United States
   216-243 Public lands
   311-1130 Land economics: Other countries
   1141-1341 Land tenure

      1405-2206 Economic Aspects of Agriculture

      9750-9769 Lumber Industry

HJ Public Finance

      4167 Taxation of Forest Lands

QC Physics

      851-999 Meteorology, Climatology

QH Biology

      75-83 Nature Conservation; Landscape Protection

      540-549 General Ecology

QK Botany

      101-474 Plant Geography

      475-495 Gymnosperms & Angiosperms

   495.S5 Sequoia

      600-635 Fungi

      641-671 Plant Anatomy

      710-899 Plant Physiology

      901-977 Plant Ecology

QL Zoology

      461-599 Insects

               571-597 Coleoptera

S Agriculture

      590-599 Soils

      900-954 Conservation of Natural Resources

SB Plant Culture

      113-317 Plant Propagation

   170-171 Tree Crops

      481-485 Parks and Public Reservations

      599-989 Pests and Diseases

   761-795 Trees
   821-945 Economic entomology
   950-987 Pest control

TA Civil Engineering

      419-501-625 Surveying

   593 Photogrammetry

TE Roads and Highway Engineering

TS Manufacturing

      800-1080-1220 Paper and Pulp Manufacturing 

How To Videos

The following short videos will show you how to accomplish some basic research tasks.