ES 301 Marine Biology

Instructor: Karen Talentino

Librarian: Steve Burks

Office: Library 210
Telephone: ext 2354
sburks@smcvt.edu

Drop by the reference desk for help or make an appointment using the scheduler

NOAA: U.S. Caribbean coral bleaching assessment


Coverage:


Class Research

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

over fishing Estuaries Mid Atlantic Sea Coast

Bottom trawling
towed bottom-fishing
inter-tidal dredging
traps/pots
gill netting
haul netting

Salt-wedge estuaries
intertidal
benthic biota
biogenic habitats

Species
 - Scallops
 - Shrimp
 - sturgeon
 - salmon
 - oysters

Chesapeake
Deleware Estuary
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.


Reference Sources

AccessScience - Marine Ecology

Credo Reference
Search Life Science encyclopedias and dictionaries

Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia.(1-17 vol)
REF QL7 .G7813 2003

WoRMS
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

GreenFILE

Science Direct

JSTOR

BioOne.1

AGRICOLA

Google Scholar


Newspapers

See Newspapers for more newspaper databases like the NYTimes, WSJ, ect


Books

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

http://books.google.com/


Websites

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Oceanus (journal)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Marine Biology Journals

Marine Science Ocean Related Journal List


Journal Finder

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

Chicago Citation Guides

MLA Citation Guides