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SIO 139 - Research in Marine Biology: Books

Guide to research resources in Marine Biology

UC San Diego Library Catalog

Search for books held by the UCSD Library (including e-books). You also search by title, author or subject, or use the full library catalog for more options.

Searching for Marine Biology Books

In Roger, use asterisk "*" symbol as a "wild card" for picking up a variety of word ending, e.g. biolog* (with the *) to search on multiple biology-related terms: biology, biological, biologically, etc.  

Warning: use these terms (biolog* ocean* ecolog*), 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: marine biolog* handbook; reef biodivers*; fish biodivers*; marine microb*

Searching marine biology is the same as marine and biology, and will retrieve only records with both terms. Searching marine or ocean will retrieve results with at least one term, giving you a larger set of results.

Beyond UCSD - More Catalogs

Roger Search Hints

If you don't have an author or title, start with the keyword search.

Searching marine ecology is the same as marine and ecology, and will retrieve only records with both terms.

Searching ecology or diversity will retrieve results with at least one term, giving you a very larger set of results.

Recommended search if using OR:  (ecology or diversity) and marine   

If you see >> Go to electronic version in the record, most of these will be links to the online book, an e-book.