- Class Research
- Reference Sources
- Finding Journal Articles
- Environmental Studies /Biology Quick Search,
- Science Databases (Interlibrary Loan)
- Primary Research Journal Articles
Finding Newspaper Articles
- Marine Biology Journals
- Journal Finder
- Evaluating Your Sources
- Citing Your Sources
As you develop your thesis/opinion statement, note the important terms in your statement. Break these terms down into broader, narrower and synonymous terms. These terms can be used to help in your searches of the journal article databases and reference sources
Over Fishing of the Estuaries of the Mid Atlantic Sea Coast
||Mid Atlantic Sea Coast
Delmarva coastal bays
*Note - You will find relevant search terms in the process of research. Reference sources and the keywords from article abstracts can be very useful to expand the breath of your search criteria.
Listed below are library resources to start your research. Start with reference sources to get background information. Journal articles and books can be used for more in-depth resources and primary research articles
Note: Library resources will give citations in MLA or APA format that you may use in your bibliographies.
AccessScience - Marine Ecology
Search Life Science encyclopedias and dictionaries
Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia.(1-17 vol)
REF QL7 .G7813 2003
World Register of Marine Species
Tree of Life
Encyclopedia of Life
Highly anticipated "ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone."
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
Encyclopedia of animal behavior
REF QL750.3 .E53 2004
Environmental Studies / Biology Quick Search
Science Article Databases
See Newspapers for more newspaper databases like the NYTimes, WSJ, ect
Library Catalog - Search for books, DVDs, and other resources in the Durick Library
- Search for books, DVDs, and other resources in the Durick Library
WorldCat - Search libraries around the world
New Books - Browse new additions to the library collection
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Marine Biology Journals
Marine Science Ocean Related Journal List
Use the Journal Finder link in the left navigation column of the library website pages to locate the full text of a specific journal or citation you find in an article citation list.
Zohar, Y., Hines, A. H., Zmora, O., Johnson, E. G., Lipcius, R. N., Seitz, R. D., & ... J. Sook, C. (2008). The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus): A Multidisciplinary Approach to Responsible Stock Replenishment. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 16(1-3), 24-34.
Cited work from above article: Stunz, G. W., and T. J. Minello. Habitat-related predation on juvenile wild-caught and hatchery-reared red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 260: 13–25 (2001).
Evaluating Your Sources
Citing Your Sources
RefWorks allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders, and then create bibliographies. You can select from a variety of style forms (eg APA, MLA). RefWorks is free to the SMC community and available from any computer with Internet access.
APA Citation Guides
- APA Style (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
A quick guide to citing resources based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009).
- Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
REF BF76.7 P83
Chicago Citation Guides
- Chicago Manual of Style
Citation guide. American English style, grammar and punctuation with prescribed writing and citation styles.
- Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide
Citation examples from the Chicago Style website
- The Chicago Manual of Style
REF Z 253.U69
Print version of style used by the History Department at Saint Michael's College.
MLA Citation Guides
- MLA Documentation (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
A quick guide to citing resources based on the new MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th ed. (Modern Language Association 2009).
- MLA Visual Guide to Citations from EasyBib
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers