Marine Science Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on marine science

Highly recommended:

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (includes Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts)

comprehensive coverage of marine and aquatic sciences, both biological and physical


Biological Abstracts

life science and biomedical research literature

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (previously Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management)

comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including aquaculture

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection

extensive backfiles of selected research journals

National Sea Grant Depository Database

indexes Sea Grant publications and provides selective full-text in PDF format

Science Direct (Elsevier)

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

SpringerLink Journals

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

Wiley Interscience

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

Others to consider:

Academic OneFile

interdisciplinary coverage of journals

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)

interdisciplinary coverage of journals and magazines

Annual Reviews Backfile

authoritative scientific review articles synthesizing prior research

Google Scholar

broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications


medicine, physiology and human biology

U.S. Geological Survey Publications

USGS reports and maps published from 1880 to date

Browse selected journals

Selected Marine Science journals available through the CSUMB Library

OneSearch - Articles

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

OneSearch lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:


coastal zone


fish and fisheries

marine ecology

marine geology

marine resources


Want to create your own links to books in our catalog? Here's how

Books at other libraries


CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Also consider:

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

Selected online encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Global Warming & Climate Change

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Seas and Waterways of the World

Water: Science and Issues

Search marine science encyclopedias


Websites for marine science

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary a wealth of local information on aquatic and marine topics

SIMoN Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network information by habitat or type of organismDeep-Sea Guide from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

California Explores the Ocean from Scripps Institution of Oceanography

California's Living Marine Resources from the CA Dept. of Fish and WildlifeFish Bulletin report series from CA Dept. of Fish and Game

Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CenCOOS)

Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) California, Oregon and Washington

Pacific Ocean Resources from the Center for Ocean Solutions

Pew Oceans Commission reports and analysis of marine resource issues and regulation

National Marine Protected Areas Center NOAA

Marine Protected Areas Research Guide NOAA Central Library

NWRC Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates

FishBase detailed species information

Glossary of Common Terms and Definitions in Marine Biology from Oceanlink

Census of Marine Life

MarineBio portal

Encyclopedia of Life

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guide to Evaluating websites and Internet resources

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides to Biology, Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies

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