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Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation (NRPI) Recreation Research Guide


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This research guide lists 1) major literature sources that focus on natural resource recreation and 2) key reference sources for identifying research and professional literature in this field.


Check the Journal and Newspaper Finder for exact holdings and location. See Articles and Databases: NRPI for databases that index individual articles in these journals and other related journals.

  • Annals of Tourism Research
  • The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research (LARNet)
  • Environmental Ethics
  • George Wright Forum
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife
  • International Journal of Tourism Research
  • International Journal of Wilderness
  • Journal of Leisurability
  • Journal of Leisure Research
  • Journal of Park & Recreation Administration
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • Leisure Sciences
  • Parks (IUCN)
  • Society & Natural Resources

Magazines & Newsletters

  • Backpacker
  • National Parks
  • Park Science (US National Park Service)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Trail Tracks (American Trails)
  • Sierra (Sierra Club)
  • Trends
  • World Heritage (UNESCO)
  • Wilderness

Conference Proceedings

  • Conference on Research & Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands (George Wright Society) (held every 2 years)
  • International Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Trends Symposium (formerly National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium) (held every 5 years)
  • National Trails Symposium Proceedings (held every 2 years)
  • Social Aspects and Recreation Research Symposium
  • World Wilderness Congress Proceedings

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Content Attribution

The content of this guide was created in another format by Robert Sathrum, HSU Librarian, retired 06/2013. See the original webpage.