Forests play an important role in state, national, and international economic activity, environmental issues, and serve as a source of personal relaxation and recreation. Purdue Libraries have many government documents dealing with forests. Most of these are located in the LIFE and HSSE Libraries. Subject headings you can use to search the Library Catalog for government information on forests include:
The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. An online version is accessible from 1994-present. Another similiar index is the GPO Index located on the Purdue Libraries website. Other useful indexes ProQuest Statistical and the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering congressional publications.
Useful indexes for historical research on government forestry policy include CIS U.S. Congressional Serial Set Index 1789-1969 HSSE REF 328.73 C761c and its online equivalent (Purdue Users Only), CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990, and CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1910-1932 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries ebooks.