Fifty years of forest products research available online

A streamlined and easy-to-use Research Library search feature is now integrated into FPInnovations’ website making its vast industry expertise widely accessible with a click of the mouse.

Do you want to know more about forest-fuel removal treatments for forest operations?  Or, improving OSB fire performance in new constructions?  The Research Library is a unique digital collection of over 10,000 documents that span the gamut of forest-industry research from fundamental to pioneering.

The new search engine has been redesigned to include searches of the full text of reports instead of relying only on keywords or abstracts to find documents. The user-friendly interface also offers a quick-start option that targets searches by forest-industry sector and top authors in addition to keywords. A search by publication latest editions is also a new feature. The Research Library search feature is located on the FPInnovations landing page and directly at

Membership has its privileges

FPInnovations members have exclusive privileges to download reports that are restricted to their sectors. For example, a pulp and paper member can download a restricted pulp and paper report, but not a forest operations report. As the trend of different sectors collaborating on projects grows, more reports will be available to several sectors. A one-time password-protected online registration will be necessary for members to access the restricted part of the database.

Who else can use the Research Library?

A large portion of free reports and documents are searchable by the public; however, they do not have access to documents reserved for members only.

The database will eventually be expanded to include non-printed information, such as webinars.

New Amazon virtual bookstore

FPInnovations now sells printed versions of its publications, such as the sought-after Canadian CLT Handbook, through Amazon. The titles can be purchased from FPInnovations’ virtual bookstore.

For more information on FPInnovations’ Research Library, please contact Roberta Roberts. To find an expert in a specific research area for a current member project, please email

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