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Marine Biodiversity & Conservation - MAS Program: Books

Guide to resources in marine biodiveristy and conservation

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 or to the right of the call number) 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 Biodiversity & Conservation Books

In Roger, to broaden your searches and improve retrieval, use truncation, by adding the "*" wildcard symbol: e.g. biodivers* (with the * at the end) to search on multiple biodiversity-related terms: biodiverse, biodiversity, etc.  Similarly, use conserv* (with the *) to search on multiple conservation-related terms: conserving, conserved, conservation, etc.

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

For example: reef biodivers*;   fish biodivers*;   deep ocean biodivers*;   reef conserv*;   marine microb* biodivers*;  etc.


Beyond UCSD - More Catalogs

Roger Search Hints

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

Searching biodiversity conservation is the same as biodiversity and conservation, and will retrieve only records with both terms.

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

Use the Roger Request feature (link at the top of the screen) to request that books be delivered to SIO for you.

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