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Marine Biology: Books

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 biolog* (with the *) to search on multiple biology-related terms: biology, biological, biologically, etc.  

Warning: use these terms (biolog* ocean*), 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, physical ocean* introduction, marine chem* analysis, etc.

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

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.

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


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 full book downloads.