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The LDL is an online library of 144,000+ digital items from across Louisiana. These items include photographs, maps, books, oral histories, and other material documenting the state's history and culture.
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Excellent reference materials include:
The U.S. Department of Interior Geological Survey Topographic Map Information and Symbols Key, Map Distribution, U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80223.
David A. Anderson, I.I. Holland and Gary L.Rolfe. Forests and Forestry, Current edition. Danville, IL: The Interstate Printers Publishers,Inc.ß
W.M. Harlow, E.S. Harrar, and F.M. White. Textbook of Dendrology, current edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Book Company
B. McManar Collins and Fred M. White. Elementary Forestry. Reston, VA: Reston Publishing Company, Inc.
Silvics of Forests of United States, Handbook #271, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 2417, 12th. and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
Owners Manual - Homelite Division of Textron, P.O. Box 7047, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Forestry Handbook, current edition, Edited by Karl Wenger for the Society of American Foresters, 5400 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Timber Harvesting, current edition, American Pulpwood Association, The Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc., Danville, IL.
Chain Saw Manual, current edition, American Pulpwood Association, The Interstate Printers &Publishers, Inc.; Danville, IL
William G. Camp & Thomas R. Daughtery. Managing Our Natural Resources, current edition,. Albany, N.Y: Delmar Publishers, Inc
There are several major types of information sources available in print and electronic form through the ACC Library
Our book collection contains books that support our programs. Additionally you will find full text e-books within our LOUIS electronic media online. To view these books you must enter your LOLA ID and birthdate in the format MMDDYYYY. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.
This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches, background or overviews, and statistical data.
Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers (periodicals) are integral sources for current reviews, research, and criticism on recently published works. Scholarly journals differ from magazines: Articles in scholarly journals are peer reviewed and must be approved by a committee of professional peers. ACC e-resources can help connect you to these articles.
The internet provides a vast array of good information from reputable organizations, professional associations, government entities, and scholars. However, there is a lot of unreliable information on the Web, so access sources and content critically.