Proceedings of the First Park Naturalists’ Training Conference, November 1 to 30, 1929
USE OF RECORDED SCIENTIFIC DATA
SOURCES OF RECORD INFORMATION
By Geo. C. Ruhle and Edwin D. McKee
Poore’s Index to Periodical Literature
Abstract and Index Serials
Technical periodicals and ether current literature
Bulletins and Professional papers U.S.G.S.; also monographs
Bulletins of Department of Agriculture
Reports of Scientific institutions and other societies
University papers, theses, etc.
Official publications of foreign governments
Reports of State Surveys
Communication with scientists
Pre-prints and Reprints from authors and manuscripts
Information manuals and other park publications
Methods of Obtaining Information:
- Practice of asking ranger naturalists and visiting scientists for copy of information gained by work on materials collected in National Park.
- Write to probable or likely sources as listed above.
Dr. Ruhle and Mr. McKee spoke from notes on the above subject outlining in detail in each case how publications could be obtained.
It was brought out in discussion that rare scientific publications can occasionally be obtained through loan from certain of the larger libraries. The John Crerar Library in Chicago will lend rare or out of print publications when they are needed for research or for special problems. In California arrangements can be made by the park natural lists through the State Librarian to borrow publications specially needed for reference.
Advertisement in publishers’ trade magazines asking for references on a certain subject will bring in by mail great amounts of information in the form of book catalogues and individual quotations from dealers. Probably the best publication in which to advertise is the Publisher’s Weekly.