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Physical Oceanography: Books

Library Guide for resources in physical oceanography.

UC San Diego Library Catalog

Search for books held by the UCSD Library (including e-books). You can search by keywords, title, author or book call number, or use the full library catalog for more options.

Requesting Book Delivery to SIO

Use the Roger Request feature (link at the top of the screen) to request that books be delivered to SIO for you.  Select "SIO Campus" under the Choose a Pickup Location menu.

Note the book's availability. If it's checked out, and you use Request, the book will be recalled, and it will take several days, or over 1 week, to get a notice that the book has become available for you; or search Circuit or Melvyl to request from another library.

Searching for Books

In Roger, use the asterisk (*) symbol as a wildcard to catch multiple variations of a term, for example acoustic* will search for the terms acoustic, acoustics, acoustical, etc.   or wave* or sea level* (with the *) to search on multiple terms.

Warning: use these terms (geo* geosci*), or any broad truncated term (i.e. using the "*" wildcard) WITH your specific subject terms, because used alone in a search they will retrieve very general and large results.

For example: sea level* ris* ; geochem* handbook ; ocean current* ; introduc* acoustic*, etc.


Beyond UCSD - More Catalogs

HathiTrust for Scripps Digital Collection

Use HathiTrust to browse & search over 111,730 items digitized from the former Scripps Library collection. This digitized collection in HathiTrust includes books, technical reports, & series in oceanography, earth & marine sciences, and atmospheric sciences fields, plus Scripps Institution of Oceanography publications. Use your UCSD login to gain access to more full text content and enable downloading of full books.