Reader's Guide

The following guidelines are intended to help readers to find their way through the present International Bibliography of Dictionaries, Glossaries and Terminological Publications, and consequently to find the appropriate information promptly, reliably and as completely as possible.

Ordering system

The dictionaries and vocabularies listed in this publication are divided into the following ten groups, according to the Oxford System of Decimal Classification for Forestry:

0 Forests, Forestry and the Utilization of Forest Products

1 Factors of the Environment. Biology

2 Silviculture

3 Work Science (Work Studies). Harvesting of Wood: Logging and Transport. Forest Engineering

4 Forest Injuries and Protection

5 Forest Mensuration

6 Forest Management

7 Marketing of Forest Products. Economics of Forest Transport and the Wood Industries

8 Forest Products and their Utilization

9 Forests and Forestry from the National Point of View.

Within each group the numbered entries are listed in alphabetical order by author or publishing body.

Entry number

Each bibliographical entry under these ten main groups is headed by a number. This current entry number is cross-referenced with the entries in the two indexes at the end of the Bibliography: Index of Authors, p. 43 and Index of Languages, p. 46

Language symbols

Below the entry number a series of small letters indicate the language(s) of the publication.

The following abbreviations are used:

af Afrikaans
ar Arabic
bg Bulgarian
ch Chinese 
cs Czech
da Danish
de German
ee Estonian
en English
es Spanish
fi Finnish 
fr French
gr Greek
he Hebrew 
hu Hungarian
it Italian
is Icelandic
ja Japanese
ko Korean
la  Latin
lt Lithuanian
lv Latvian
my Bahasa Malaysia/Malay
nl Dutch, Flemish
no Norvegian
pe Persian, Farsi
pl Polish
pt Portuguese
ro Romanian
ru Russian
sh Serbo Croat
sk Slovak
sn Slovenian
sv Swedish
th Thai
tk Turkish
vn Vietnamese

and reference to several tribal languages

Additional language related symbols

Together with the language symbols, in some cases additional information can be found on the existence of equivalents in other languages, the existence of an index and the arrangement of the terms. These symbols appear in parentheses in the bibliographical entry and have the following significance:


d existence of definitions in the respective language

a alphabetical arrangement of terms in the respective language

s systematic arrangement of terms in the respective language

a/s mixed alphabetical/systematic arrangement of terms in the respective language

i existence of an alphabetical index of terms in the respective language

e terms in the respective language arranged according to the alphabetical order of the terms in another language („equivalents")

Bibliographic Citations

Titles are given in the original language if a Latin alphabet is used. Russian (but generally not other Cyrillic alphabets) and Greek are given in standard transliterations. English translations are given in square brackets.


The indication IUFRO Ter at the end of any bibliographical entry means that one copy is available for consultation in the IUFRO Terminology Collection.

Sample entry


fr(a,e) de(a,e)

GIRARD, P.; BOGNER, A. Vocabulaire de l’informatique et de l’électronique/Wörterbuch der Datenverarbeitung und der Elektronik [Vocabulary of data processing and electronics]. 3rd ed., Paris/Köln: Universum, 1991. 264 p., 14.000 t., 36 fig., symb., 160x215 mm. ISBN 3-207-84914-2. FRF 165,-/DEM48,- IUFRO Ter

1 Reference number
2 Language symbols
3 Additional language related symbols 
4 Author(s) or editor(s)
5 Title 
6 English translation of title 
7 Edition
8 Place of publication
9 Publisher
10 Year of publication
11 Number of pages
12 Number of concepts
13 Number of figures
14 Symbols
15 Format
17 Price
18 Location