Internal users

In addition to normal loan, photocopy and acquisition services, the Forestry Information Service provides up-to-date awareness services and training for FAO staff at headquarters and in the field. Some of these services include:

Bibliographic research

The Centre provides specialized bibliographies and carries out bibliographic research upon request.

Table of contents

Tables of Contents of selected forestry journals are provided to FAO staff at headquarters and in field offices upon request. Send an e-mail to Forestry Information Centre to subscribe or visit the Tables of Contents Service page. If you see one that interests you, click the button labeled "subscribe" next to it. Enter your name and e-mail address on the subsequent form, and you will begin to receive e-mailed TOCs of your selected journal.

SDI profile

SDI stands for Selective Dissemination of Information, an information retrieval technique that enables users to receive relevant information automatically, on a regular basis, through profiles that reflect their information needs. Contact Forestry Information Centre for assistance in setting up a subject profile which will be run regularly against major databases such as CAB, Agris and Agricola.

Internet workstations

A number of workstations are available for Internet access.

Interlibrary loan services

Material needed but not available in the collection may be borrowed temporarily (usually one month) from other libraries.


Training is provided to help users better understand the operation, services and resources of the Centre and how to use them.

Types of training offered:

Briefing to the Centre

General information on the Centre operation, resources, services, etc.

FAO Catalogue online

Training how to do advanced search (by author, title, subject, etc.)


Training how to search in Agricola, Agris, CAB abstracts and others.

Electronic journals

Training how to search for articles in electronic journal databases.

last updated:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012