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Journals by Subject

The BLM Library subscribes to professional journals and databases to enable BLM employees to keep up with the current scientific literature and manage public lands using the best science available. We also collect titles relevant to the business of managing human capital and information technology, as well as news and general interest within the context of natural resources management and public policy.

Most of these resources are available only to BLM employees, per our subscription agreements, and will authenticate automatically based on IP address. Many of the titles listed here also are held in print form in the BLM Library. For journals available online, we have noted whether access is full text or limited to tables of content and abstracts. Access to some titles is controlled by the publisher; click to learn more about the "moving wall." Please read our copyright advisory.

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"All" Sciences (broad scope)
Air Quality
Archeology and Cultural Resources
Botany, Plant Science, and Weed Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering and Architecture
Geology (includes solid minerals) and Paleontology

Geospatial and Mapping (includes GIS, Cartography, Cadastral Survey, and Geography)
Management and Human Resources
Hydrology and Water Resources
Law and Legal Instruments
News and General Interest (natural resources context)
Oil and Gas (fluid minerals)
Renewable Energy (non-mineral)

Notice Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


What is a Moving Wall?

Some publishers set a "moving wall" to limit access to recent issues of a journal. The moving wall is the time period between the latest issue available as full text and the most recently published issue of a journal, expressed in the number of years. The current year is not counted when calculating the moving wall. For example, if the current year is 2013, a journal with a 5-year moving wall will be available through the year 2007. Issues within the moving wall period generally have tables of content and abstracts available.

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