Publications & Literature
Sources for Finding Literature
DigiTop: USDA Digital Desktop Library electronic access to journals, newspapers, databases, resources, etc.
For status on FS requests visit 'DigiTop for USFS'
Must access using a USDA computer; FS computers are part of the USDA network
User hint: Search engines, (e.g., Google, Yahoo!, Ask
Jeeves, AllTheWeb, HotBot, etc.) will search DigiTop
for specific articles or topics if you search from your
USDA computer/account. Great success is reported with
One literature hunting novice was thrilled to find needed
articles quickly with very little human guidance.
National Forest Service Library: Newly restructured! Library services are now available to ALL Forest Service employees. Society journal subscriptions are available through the library -- especially if you help sponsor the subscriptions. Got end of year funds? NFSL can apply funds to your favorite society journal subscription.
NFSL provides searches for FS and external articles
or books, view publications that are currently available
to the FS, order articles that are unavailable (for
free), or have a FS librarian help with your search.
The site also provides a monthly alert of new publications
and has links to other publication websites.
USFS employees only
US Forest Service publications including Directives,
Manuals, and Handbooks; general publications, articles
and reports; and links to FS research publications.
Open to everyone
Tree Search: Forest Service Research Publications:
Treesearch is an online database for USDA Forest Service
publications; including GTR publications. All Treesearch
publications were written or produced by Forest Service
personnel and are in the public domain. Integrated into
FS INFO database.
Open to everyone.