Oxford Forest Information Service (OFIS) works with global partners to make the Bodleian Libraries forestry collections available to the widest possible audience. They comprise some 200,000 printed items and 4000 reels of microfilm, and all are fully abstracted by CABI in its Forest Science Database  (previously known as TREECD), which acts as a detailed catalogue of our holdings from 1939 to date. Earlier material is covered in card catalogues, also distributed to libraries worldwide on microfilm. The developing Oxford Digital Library for Forestry provides access to an increasing range of forest-related resources not otherwise available online. Initially this  includes  complete sets of the Oxford Forestry Institute's publication series Occasional Papers and Tropical Forestry Papers, and the complete back run of the Commonwealth Forestry Association's Empire/Commonwealth/International Forestry Review from 1922.

Contact details:

Oxford Forest Information Service
Radcliffe Science Library
Parks Road

Database links(operative within Oxford University only):

  • Forest Science Database via OvidSP
    • This is a subscription service: members of Oxford University can access it world-wide using their Single Sign-On (SSO) username.
  • CABI Forestry Compendium: multimedia encyclopedia 
    • Parts of the Compendium are freely available; members of Oxford University have full access to the subscription parts. Select 'continue using IP address' when invited to log in.
  • Prospect: wood properties database (free download)

OFI Publications are distributed in print by NHBS. Some are available for download here

Forestry Information at Oxford - an introductory presentation

100 Years of Forestry Information from Oxford: a set of five posters

OFIS supports the development of the Global Forest Information Service [GFIS]

OFIS participates in many international meetings, workshops and training events. Past programmes are listed here.

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