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Books in the CSUMB Library

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

Check here for a quick list of books on:
biology and natural history
botany and plant science
zoology and animal science
ecology and biodiversity
fish and fisheries
anatomy and physiology
genetics

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Books at Other Libraries

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

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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.

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Selected reference sources

Reference Books in the CSUMB Library

Below is a list of selected Reference Books which provide introductory and background information on topics related to biology and marine biology:

Animal sciences (online encyclopedia)
Atlas of human anatomy : REF QM25.N46 1989
Beacham's guide to the endangered species of North America (online encyclopedia)
Biology (online encyclopedia)
Between Pacific tides : REF QL138.R5 1985 (also a circulating copy)
Cambridge illustrated dictionary of natural history : REF QH13.L56 1987
Concise Oxford dictionary of zoology : REF QL9.C66 1992
Dictionary of biology : REF QH302.5.D53 1996
Dictionary of genetics : REF QH427.K55 1996
Encyclopedia of bioethics : REF QH332.E52 1995 (5 volumes)
Encyclopedia of endangered species : REF QH75.A1E53 1994
Encyclopedia of environmental biology : REF QH540.4.E52 1995 (3 volumes)
Encyclopedia of marine invertebrates : REF QL360.E53 1982
Encyclopedia of marine mammals (online encyclopedia)
Encyclopedia of the biological sciences : REF QH13.G7 1981
Field guide to the birds of North America : REF QL681.F53 1987
Genetics (online encyclopedia)
Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia (online encyclopedia)
Guide to information sources in the botanical sciences : REF Z5351.D38 1996
Jepson manual : higher plants of California : REF QK149.J56 1993
Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds and mammals : REF QL9.G67 1996
Marine algae of California : REF QK571.5.C2M37
Natural history of western trees : REF QK133.P43 1991
Notable women in the life sciences : a biographical dictionary : REF QH26.N68 1996
Nutritiion desk reference : REF QP141.G33 1995
Penguin dictionary of biology : REF QH13.N62 1995
Plant sciences (online encyclopedia)
Practical handbook of marine science : REF GC11.2.P73 1994
Practical handbook of microbiology : REF QR72.5.P73 1989
Seashore plants of California : REF QK149.D297 1982
Walker's mammals of the world : REF QL703.N69 1991
World of microbiology and immunology (online encyclopedia)

Library databases on biology & marine biology

Highly recommended:
Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
comprehensive coverage of marine and aquatic sciences, both biological and physical
Biological Abstracts
life science and biomedical research literature

Recommended:
AGRICOLA
broad coverage of agricultural topics
JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection
extensive backfiles of selected research journals
MEDLINE
medicine, physiology and human biology
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
Conference Papers Index
citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences
Google Scholar
broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications
Water Resources Abstracts
technical and scientific literature on water-related topics

Selected journals in biology & marine biology

Selected Biology and Marine Biology journals available through the CSUMB Library:

selected biology journals
selected marine science journals

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Online dictionaries and reference sources

Encyclopedia of Life
Glossary of Common Terms and Definitions in Marine Biology from Oceanlink
StreamNet Glossary of Terms
Terms of Environment from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
An Online Biology Book from Estrella Mountain Community College

Web Sites for Biology, Marine Biology and Related Fields

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 organism
California Explores the Ocean from Scripps Institution of Oceanography
California's Living Marine Resources from the CA Dept. of Fish and Game
Fish Bulletin report series from CA Dept. of Fish and Game
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) California, Oregon and Washington
Pacific Ocean Library 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
National Wetlands Research Center Library Digital Collection of NWRC publications, Biological Resources Division of the US Geological Survey
NWRC Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates
FishBase detailed species information
Census of Marine Life
MarineBio portal
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies
Biology Browser portal to authoritative websites from BIOSIS
Biology via Yahoo
Marine Biology via Yahoo

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