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Forest Sciences: Books & Dissertations / Theses

Guide to information in forest sciences subject areas.

Search Tips for Finding Books

Use UW Libraries Search to find books.

  • Keyword - broadest type of search.  Type in a keyword or words that broadly describe your topic.  For example: forests, forestry, trees, lumber, silviculture, aboriculture, etc. On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any articles that were found.

  • Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the book title in quotations.  For example:
    "Environmental issues in Pacific Northwest forest management".  On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.

  • Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "Graumlich, Lisa". On the results screen choose "Print Books" and/or "eBooks" from the left toolbar. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found.

Note down the library name and the call number -- you will need this information to locate the book.

Finding Dissertations & Theses

Find dissertations and theses in the UW Libraries

  • Search the UW Libraries Search, and use phrases like these:
    • theses - biology
    • theses - botany
    • theses - forestry
  • The search results will include all the UW dissertations and theses published in the field indicated. To sort by newest to oldest, select "Reverse Year" from the pull-down box, and click "Sort."

Search Proquest Dissertations and Theses Full Text.

A comprehensive index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study. The full text version includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from 1861 to present day with more than 1 million full text dissertations that are available to download in PDF format.

DART Europe E-theses Portal

Access to 123,540 full-text research theses from 212 Universities sourced from 16 European countries, as of February 2010.