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Research Databases and Search Engines

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry is a refereed journal devoted to disseminating knowledge about the art and science of establishing, growing, and maintaining individual trees and forests. The Journal focuses on the economic, environmental, social, or aesthetic importance of trees and forests. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry has a wide circulation among professional arborists and urban foresters.

Literature Review Series

ISA Science and Research Committee has commissioned a series of comprehensive literature reviews on several arboricultural topics. The products of these reviews include a peer-reviewed article for Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, a technology-transfer piece in Arborist News, an online searchable citation database, and more.


TreeSearch is an online system for locating and delivering publications by scientists in the USDA Forest Service. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by our scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.


The Urban Forestry Index (UFind) is a database of current and historic urban forestry and arboriculture publications and other media that can be searched by topic, author, title, description, or keyword. The Urban Forestry Index provides one comprehensive place to search for informational resources that have been produced by a wide variety of organizations—in all types of formats. The goal is to increase awareness of urban forestry publications and other media, increase access to these materials, and prevent duplication of products that have already been developed.

University of Minnesota Libraries Urban Forestry Database

The University of Minnesota Library System has created an urban forestry database that indexes publications relating to the history of urban forestry; urban forest legislation; the benefits of urban forests, selection and planting of trees; maintenance of the urban forest; planning and management; and urban forestry programs.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. This tools allows you to search multiple disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

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