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U.S. Forest Service Publications: Quick Links

This guide explains how to identify and locate items in the numerous U.S Forest Service publication series held by OSU Libraries.

USFS Series in the Library

The Library has most of the report series issued by the U.S Forest Service, but they can be a little tricky to find.  Most are in "series" (e.g. PNW-GTR-456 = Pacific Northwest General Technical Report Number 456).  Each series title has been given a call number as shown below.  If the item you need is from before 1990, it will be in the compact shelving on the first floor.

Agriculture Handbook

  • S 21 .A42

Bulletin

  • (US Forest Service) Bulletin (1887 - 1913) SD 11 .A3 nos. 1 -127
    (after 1913, published in USDA Bulletin series below)
  • (USDA) Department Bulletin (1913 - 1929) S 21 .A7 nos. 1 - 1500
  • (USDA) Technical Bulletin (1927 - date) S 21 . A71

Forestry Note

  • SO (1933-62) SD 143 .U6697-COMPACT

General Technical Report

  • FPL (1972-) SD 433. U572
  • INT (1972-1998) SD 143 .U4645
  • NC (1972-) SD 144 .A117 U5
  • NE (1973-) SD 144 .A12 U72
  • PNW ( 1978-) SD 144 .A13 A368
  • PSW (1972-) SD 143 .U5684
  • RM (1972-1998) SD 144 .A16 A61
  • RMRS (1998-) SD144 .A14 G461
  • SE (1972-1995) SD 144 .A15 A485
  • SRS (1995-) SD144.A15 G461
  • WO (1975-) SD 11 .A56

Miscellaneous Publication

  • (USDA) S 21 .A481
  • INT (1954-62) SD 143 .U4635 COMPACT

Occasional Paper

  • SO (1934-62) SD 143 .U68 COMPACT

Proceedings

  • RMRS (1998-) SD144. A14 P761

Report

  • FPL (1900-1962) SD 433 .U52 COMPACT

Research Note

  • CS (1963-65) SD 143. U4626 COMPACT
  • FPL (1963-) SD 433 .U574 (before 1963, see FPL Report)
  • INT (1963-1999) SD 143 .U4646 (after 1999, see RMRS)
  • (before 1963) SD 143 .U4637
  • ITF (1971-78) SD 19 .P8 A57 COMPACT
  • LS 1963-65) SD 143. U656 COMPACT
  • NC (1966-) SD 143 .U466
  • (before 1963) SD 143 .U4667 COMPACT
  • NE (1963-) SD 144 .A12 U74
  • NOR [Alaska] (1963-66) SD144.A4 U5 COMPACT
  • NRM (1940-54) SD 143. U476 COMPACT
  • PNW (1980-) SD 143 .U51
  • (before 1963) SD 143 .U5 COMPACT
  • PSW (1962-) SD 143 .U5686
  • (before 1963) SD 12 .C298 COMPACT
  • RM (1963-1999) SD 144 . A16 A62 (after 1999 see RMRS)
  • (before 1963) SD 144 .A16 A53 COMPACT
  • RMRS (1999-) SD144.A16 A6231
  • SE (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A486
  • SO (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A292
  • SRS (1996-) SD144 .A15 .A2922
  • SW (1936-53) SD 143 .U575 COMPACT

Research Paper

  • CS (1963-65) SD 143 .U4627 COMPACT
  • FPL (1963-) SD 433 .U575 COMPACT (before 1963 see FPL Report)
  • INT (1963-1998) SD 143 .U4647
  • (before 1963) SD 143 .U464 COMPACT
  • ITF (1964-77) SD 19 .P8 A58 COMPACT
  • LS (1963-65) SD143. U4657 COMPACT
  • NC (1966-) SD 143 .U467
  • NE (1963-) SD 144 .A12 U75
  • NOR (1964-67) SD 144. A4 U52 COMPACT
  • PNW (1963-) SD 144 .A13 A37
  • (before 1963) SD 144 .A13 A34 COMPACT
  • PSW (1963-) SD 143 .U5687
  • RM (1963-1998) SD 144 .A16 A63
  • RMRS (1998-) SD144 .A14 .R4721
  • SE (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A487 (after 1995, see SRS)
  • SO (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A293 (after 1995, see SRS)
  • SRS (1996-) SD11 .R473
  • WO (1964-) SD 143 .U421

Resource Bulletin

  • CS (1963-66) SD 143 .U4628 COMPACT
  • INT (1963-1999) SD 143 .U4648
  • LS (1964-65) SD 143 .U4658 COMPACT
  • NC (1967-) SD 143 .U4672
  • NE (1963-) SD 11 .A8715
  • PNW (1963-) SD 144 .A13 A38
  • PSW (1965-) SD 143 .U5689
  • RM (1980-1999) SD 144 .A16 R41 (after 1999, see RMRS)
  • RMRS (1999-) SD144 .A14
  • SE (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A488 (after 1995, see SRS)
  • SO (1963-1995) SD 144 .A15 A294 (after 1995, see SRS)
  • SRS (1995-) SD11 .R47

Resource Report

  • PNW (1963) SD 144 .A13 A38
  • SW (1940-53) SD 143 .U576 COMPACT

Station Note

  • CS (1933-62) SD 143 .U461 COMPACT

Station Paper

  • ALASKA (1953-60) SD 144 .A4 U3 COMPACT
  • NE (1947-62) SD 144 .A12 U542 COMPACT
  • NRM (1939-53) SD 143 .U477 COMPACT
  • RM (1949-62) SD 144 .A16 A55 COMPACT

Technical Note

  • CS (1940-43) SD 143 . U462 COMPACT
  • LS (1928-62) SD 144 . A117 U3 COMPACT
  • NE (1929-42) SD 144 . A12 U5 COMPACT

Technical Paper

  • CS (1944-62) SD 143 . U4622 COMPACT

Do other countries have a "forest service?"

Yes, and the library has many of the reports produced by these agencies.  If not called a forest service, they may be a "ministry" of department within a ministry in the government.  You can get an overview from the FAO Forestry "Country Profiles."  Publications from these organization will generally be "findable" in the catalog using a SUBJECT search for:

Forests and Forestry--[insert country name]-[periodicals]

 

 

Introduction

The Forest Service has Research Stations throughout the U.S. The full names of these stations and their abbreviations are listed at the end of this bulletin. Some earlier Stations are now closed, or have merged with other stations. Links to the U. S. Forest Service Research Units sites on the WWW are shown at the end of this guide.  Click here to view an excellent description of the USFS publications provided by the forestry librarian at Humboldt State University (note: this link opens in a new window).

Each station issues its own reports series. These reports are received through the Library's Government Documents Office and have a Superintendent of Documents "SuDocs" number beginning A13 with initials for the Research Station (PNW, RMRS, SRS, etc.) and for the report series (GTR for General Technical Reports, etc.). In order to have the bulk of this material housed with the Forestry collection, The Library has given each of these series a Library of Congress call number beginning with "SD."

For each of these report series, call numbers on volumes published prior to 1985 indicate "COMPACT." This refers to a LOCATION in The Valley Library. All volumes labeled "COMPACT" are publicly accessible in the moveable/compact shelving on the north side of the First Floor.

Some of these reports are only available to the Library on microfiche and are found in the microforms area on the third floor of the Library using the call numbers given below. With the advent of the WWW as a medium for distribution, many series are now available electronically as PDF files. In OSU Libraries' Online Catalog, you will find electronic titles noted as "Internet Resources" with a link to "connect to this file online."

If you are given a title, without a series number, try searching it directly in OSU Libraries' Online Catalog, for more recent material you will likely find the call number directly. However, if this fails and you know the series and number, select journals and do a keyword search on the abbreviation for the station (SRS, etc.). This will give you a list of the series published by that station. If in doubt, ask for help at the Reference Desk (TEL: 541-737-7295)

USFS Websites

Listed below are the current websites for research stations within the USFS.  Research stations which have closed or merged with other regions are annotated with " * " and no link is provided. Management of the National Forests is ievided into ten regions and does not directly correspond with these research stations