Publications & Literature
WO WFW PublicationsArticles, documents and other publications produced by WFW units and associated teams.
Sources for Finding Literature
National Forest Service Library: NFSL provides access to Forest Service and external articles or books, view publications that are currently available to the Forest Service, order articles that are unavailable (for free), or have a NFSL librarian help you find your item(s). Request it! The site also provides a monthly alert of new publications and has links to other publication websites.
You can also request a literature search. A literature search will:
- Ensure that you are using the best available scientific information.
- Gather background information for a project.
- Survey the knowledge on a particular topic.
- Survey the work of a particular author. Our librarians can provide assistance in identifying appropriate databases and resources, constructing productive search strategies, and can even perform the needed literature searches on your behalf. Request a search of the literature. NFSL will contact you if they have any questions about your request.
- Electronic Books
- National Forest Service Library Digital Collections
Having problems with the website, have suggestions, want NFSL to purchase something specific, then use the help form. The National Forest Service Library will try to get you what you need to do your work.
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
USFS Treesearch: 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.
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 "Google Scholar". One literature hunting novice was thrilled to find needed articles quickly with very little human guidance.