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Arboriculture: Getting Started

Welcome to our Library guide to arboriculture resources


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Overview of our resources

The Library Service provides students and staff with a variety of resources to assist with study, research and assignments. Please refer to your unit/course outlines, available in Blackboard, for your lecturer-specified resources.

Books/Standards/Video : Items on this page are related to your course. You can also search Supersearch (our catalogue) for books, ebooks, video and more. Supersearch does NOT catalogue Australian Standards, so see this page for Standards related to your course. 

Journals : We subscribe to print journals and magazines but provide access to thousands of online journals and newspapers. Relevant journals and magazines will be highlighted here. Titles can also be found using Supersearch. For the most thorough search of articles and papers, we suggest using the database collections directly.

Databases : Our databases are collections of mostly full-text journal articles, newspaper articles, conference papers, dissertations, theses, images, video, even ebooks. The most relevant collections are linked on this page.  All our database collections can be found on the Find Information page of our Library website. 

Web links : Access current and reliable information from various Government and non-government websites that are related to your subject.

Reference Materials

Reference materials such as dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias, are a good starting point to gain an overview of your subject area.

Below are the most relevant online reference collections for your subject. You can search these collections directly using subject search terms. Also search the library catalogue (Supersearch) to find other reference titles by combining subject terms with "Handbook", "Encyclopedia", "Manual", or "Dictionary".

If at any time you are asked to sign or log in to an online resource, use your student ID and current password.

Dictionaries, Handbooks, Manuals...

Cronin's Key Guide to Australian Trees
Field Guide to Eucalypts: volume 2, south-western and southern Australia
Glossary of Arboricultural Terms
Knots at Work: A field guide for the modern arborist
Chainsaw Operator's Manual
Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings
Australian Forest Woods: Characteristics, uses and identification
Eucalypts of Western Australia: The south-west coast and ranges
Eucalypts of Western Australia's Wheatbelt
Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments
A Field Guide to Australian Fungi
Atlas of Leaf Venation and Oil Gland Patterns in the Eucalypts
The Australian Soil Classification
Forest Atlas: a field guide to the forests of south west Australia
How to Read a Tree: Clues and patterns from roots to leaves
The Tree Book

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