Natural Resources and Forest Technology NRFT

Books, Videos/DVDs, Ebooks

Search the CNC Library Catalogue.

There are thousands of forestry-related catalogue titles at the main campus library in Prince George. Search the online catalogue by keyword (e.g. forest* or silviculture etc.) or browse the shelves in the SB QK areas of the call number areas. Please note that checking the library Databases – Ebook page is advisable as the newest and most current e-materials are located on this page.


There is a large collection of natural resource-related print and media items at the main campus library in Prince George. Search the online catalogue by topic or browse the shelves in these call number areas:

Agriculture S
Biology QH-QL
Economics HC-HD
Forestry SB-SD
Wildlife QL, SK
Wood technology and Manufacture TS 800+


The best way to locate Ebooks on Forestry or silviculture resources is to go to the Library Databases page and choose the Ebooks link. Within this link simply begin with a search for forest* or silvicultur* and the majority of books dealing with the subject matter will be displayed. While the library does not have an exhaustive ebook selection of books on the subject the majority of the newest books will be located in this database.

Journals and Databases

The best way to find a lot of information on a topic is to search a journal index or database. Many of the library’s databases include full-text articles that can be downloaded and printed. If the material is unavailable through the database the article may also be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Related Collections

  • Reference Collection - dictionaries, encyclopedias, health indicators and other quick reference sources
  • Reserve collection - frequently used items available on short-term loan, at the circulation desk
  • Statistics Canada collection - vital statistics
  • Journal Collections both physical and online
  • E-Books - there any many e-books that you can read in full-text online. 


The best way to find a lot of information on a topic is to search a journal index or database. Most of the Library's indexes include full-text articles, which can be retrieved at any campus station or from home with a CNC computer account.

There are thousands of online full-text journal articles in the subject of Forestry and Silviculture.

Recommended Databases:

Academic Search Complete
Business Bundle
CBCA, Canadian News, Business
Government of Canada: Forest Resources
National Research Council: Botany
National Research Council: Canadian Journal of Forest Research


Natural Resources Policies and Practice
Environmental Management Services
Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

City of Prince George Integrated Community Sustainability Plan
Omineca-Peace Lake Stewardship Groups

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
BC Farm Folk City Folk
BC Food Systems Network
Ministry of Agriculture
BC Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
Canadian Animal Health Institute
Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia

Association of BC Forest Professionals
Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
Government of Canada Forests and Forestry
Canadian Institute of Forestry
Council of Forest Industries
Federation of BC Woodlot Associations
Forest Stewardship Council of Canada
The Gymnosperm Database
National Forestry Database
Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetics Resources

Worksafe BC
BC Forest Safety Council

Wildlife, Birds, Mammals
E-Fauna BC
Bear Smart Community Program
Habitat Conservation Trust BC
Sierra Club BC
Canadian Society of Ornithologists
Species at Risk
US Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Tips for New Students

  • Obtain a CNC ID card from Admissions and bring it to the Library, with proof of address, to activate your library account
  • Activate your CNC computer account to ensure that you have full access to library resources; see Student Technology Guide posted on the IT Services website
  • Check out the Library - we have lots of nice study spaces, both black & white and color photocopiers, student computer labs with printers, media equipment carrels, and an adjacent Media Technology Services area where you can do scanning and 3d printing, and sign out equipment.
  • Ask for help at the Reference Desk at any time with projects. The reference librarians will assist students with finding resources including library books, ebooks, journal articles, videos, and online resources. Additional assistance includes help with checking/constructing references and in-text citations! 

Tips for Instructors

  • Book an in-class orientation with James Lovitt, Orientation Librarian, email
  • Book a personal tour of the library so we can familiarize you with faculty-related services, including how to order items for the collection, how to get current awareness services in your area of interest, and relevant forestry information.