Information Resources

Open Access Databases

Databases for USDA/USFS employees only (FSWeb access)

The Caribbean Forester

A quarterly journal, published from 1939 to 1963, dedicated to tropical forestry research from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Basin countries. We have digitized copies on CDs available at the library.

Web access: Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, LA) collection at USDA Caribbean forester [External Site: Opens in New Window]

Free IITF Publications

We have some printed copies, available for free distribution, of several IITF books, manuals, and technical reports. Request the list via email: the Library Team.
*Please take note that you must pick them up at our facilities.

Publications and books on display in the Library

Image CaptionPublication available for free distribution

Library Collections

Our collections are fundamental for studies conducted by local, national and international researchers, as well as land managers and other professionals in the natural resources fields.

Reference – We have a specialized book collection extensively used for scientific research on tropical forestry and related fields. Their description is available in the online catalog of the National Forest Service Library [External Site: Opens in New Window]

Journals – Our collection includes hardcopies of some peer-reviewed journals, and many electronic journals, available to USDA/USFS staff, can be accessed through the National Forest Service Library [External Site: Opens in New Window] and USDA National Agricultural Library [External Site: Opens in New Window] websites.

Vertical File and Country Boxes – Documents are acquired through publications’ exchange agreements and technology transfer visits to other countries by the Institute’s staff. Their description is in the catalog mentioned above.

Slides and Photographs - We have a historical collection which documents field work since the 1930’s at the Luquillo Experimental Forest, and state and private forests; and the work done by the Institute’s scientists in Puerto Rico and the world. A selection of photos are available at International Institute of Tropical Forestry CCC Photo Collection [External Site: Opens in New Window].

Maps – We have a collection of all the maps published by the Institute, and a few historical maps of El Yunque National Forest.

Posterity File – We have copies of every publication generated by the Institute’s scientific and technical staff since the 1930’s. Recent publications are available through the Institute’s website and a larger collection available through U.S. Forest Service Treesearch [External Site: Opens in New Window]

Library Donations

Would you like to donate items to the library? Download and complete IITF Library Donations Policy and Statement of Agreement Form (60 KB - PDF) [Opens in New Window]


Page last modified: 03/01/2022